FREE workshops, activities and film screenings for kids! Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5
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BIFF loves kids! Kids love film! Each year, as a way to give back to the community, BIFF provides screenings at local schools, as well as activities free of charge for children and teens. In one weekend, kids can watch award-winning films, learn the basics of filmmaking and transform themselves into zombies. A very special thank you to our Youth Advisory Council, a group of local teens whose passion and hard work make the Youth Pavilion possible. Throughout the year, the YAC provides support for film clubs at local middle schools, creates film projects and helps program the Youth Pavilion. If you are 14 or older and would like to join the YAC: https://biff1.com/yac-application/
TEEN OPENING NIGHT AND TEEN SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS Friday, March 3 5:30–8pm
BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY AGES 12+
Welcome to Opening Night at the Youth Pavilion!
Start the evening with “A Conversation on Screenwriting” with Harrison Query. Harrison is a Boulder native and 2008 graduate of Fairview High School.
He pursued screenwriting at age 18 and now lives in L.A. working at the highest levels of the industry. He is currently in development on four feature films and a television show with studios including Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony and Cross Creek Pictures. Harrison will participate in a Q&A about his screenwriting success, how he got where he is and how you can get there, too.
Doors open at 5:30pm
Food compliments of Sushi Zanmai Music by:
Brother and sister duo Coby and Carly Mandell, young newcomers on the Boulder music scene.
Dafna Margalit, winner at eTown’s Handmade Songs singer-songwriter contest.
ANIMATION STATION WORKSHOP
Saturday, 10am-12pm Boulder Public Library, North Door
Explore the wonders of stop motion animation in a fun and easy way that will get kids moving. Presented by ASIFA and Mighty Fudge Studios.
ZOMBIE MAKEUP WORKSHOP
Sunday, 12:15-2:15pm Boulder Public Library, North Door
Learn to transform yourself and your friends into ZOMBIES! (Warning: workshop materials used include latex and skin paint.)
PARENT/CHILD FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm Boulder Public Library, North Door
BIFF Youth Advisory Council members will help kids create a story and transform in into film. All participants in the workshop will receive an edited copy of their film complete with their name in the credits. Parents must attend the workshop with their kids.
SHORTS PROGRAM ONE
Saturday, 12:15-1:00pm Sunday, 1:00-1:45 pm Boulder Public Library, North Door
AGES 5 +
Crafted using stop-motion animation, puppetry and live action cinematography, these short film collections celebrate friendship, individuality, and creativity.
Deep Beneath the Earth 3:00 mins UK
Directors: Kim Noce & Shaun Clark Synopsis: The only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her ipad. But when she loses it in the woods, she’s determined to get it back.”
IBSA 2:10 mins Boulder
Director: Celia Tewey Created by a local high school student, IBSA explores themes of world travel and the mystical adults who appear in kids’ lives.
Little Shimajiro 8:30 mins Japan
Director: Isamu Hirabayashi. With Omi Minami Synopsis: A mischievious boy learns the importance of kindness through adventure and rescue.
Balloons 5:00 mins US - Wisconsin
Director: Sitora Takanaev Synopsis: A modern version of Lamorisse’s Red Balloon.
Fulfillament 7:00 mins UK
Director: Rhiannon Evans Synopsis: Sticking with the heart of originality the light on in a little light bulb who didn’t quite fit in.
Seed in the Sky 4:37 mins US
Director: Dave Keihl Synopsis: Creative retelling of the cycle of life.
Lambs 4:10 mins Germany
Director: Gottfried Mentor Synopsis: Little lambs show the herd their true colors.
An Object at Rest (Winner Special Jury Prize at BAFTA) 5:43 mins UK
Director: Seth Boyd Synopsis: From the animator of I Am Big Bird, the story of a rock and it’s many transformations.
SHORTS PROGRAM TWO
Saturday, 1:15-2:15pm Boulder Public Library, North Door
An eclectic mix of short films that explore themes of friendship, love and the modern hero.
The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out of Her Head 7:32 mins UK
Director: Sarah Woolner Synopsis: “One cold winters evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head”
My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree 12:30 mins Russia (dubbed in english)
Directors: Olga and Tatiana Poliektova Synopsis: A beautifully animated story of a little boy named Tony who learns that life changes, but in the end, shifts bring new life and friendships
Sing 25 mins Poland - subtitled
Oscar Nominee The new girl in a school choir must choose between teacher approval or standing up for her values.
Under the Bed 3 mins US - Colorado - Boulder
What happens when there’s a monster under the bed? Created by local filmmaker Patrick Mallek of MIghty Fudge Studios.
Head Up 3 mins Germany
Gottfried Mentor Overcoming an obstacle is a matter of perspective.
SUNDAY 2PM Chasing Coral
Boulder Public Library, North Door FREE 18 and under only
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.