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 together and helps program the Youth Pavilion. If you are 14 years or older and would like to join the YAC, please apply on our website, www.biff1.com. Please register for Friday Opening Night Party on Eventbrite at BIFF1.com


Friday, March 1 6:00-8:30pm

Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater - North Entrance

Join us for a fun-filled night of music, movies and awards!  Teen filmmakers and entertainers will have the spotlight as we celebrate the winners of our teen short film competition. It was a record breaking and highly competitive year for entries and you’ll be blown away by these imaginative young filmmakers!  Your light dinner will be provided by Sushi Zanmai and the ear candy will be provided by Jazz ensemble Sweet Tease.

Music provided by:

Sweet Tease


Jackson Cloud – Guitar

Hunter Allen – Bass

Cole Carmichael – Drums

Aamuro Kanda – Keys

Connor McGhee – Sax

Max Robbins – Trombone 

Jacob Pennington – Trumpet

Saturday, March 2

Ages 10+

Saturday, March 2, 9:00-11:00 am
Alfalfa’s Community Room

The chances are very good that you’re carrying around an amazing piece of filmmaking equipment in your pocket!  Learn the filmmaking basics and see how to use gimbals and tripods to up your game.  Teens from local high schools will be there to give you a crash course in cellphone filmmaking.

Ages 6+

Saturday, March 2, 12:00pm–1:15pm,
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Join high school filmmakers from the BIFF Youth Advisory Council as they demonstrate the process of making a short film and teach you some fun and creative techniques along the way

Ages 10+

Saturday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 pm
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Join Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Michael Butterman for an inside look at the orchestra! In addition to exploring what happens inside the concert hall, we’ll also see how orchestral music used in movies can help drive the overall story and shape the way we feel about characters and events. From the piccolo to percussion, the endless palette of sounds and textures found in the orchestra makes movies come alive!

We’ll learn about the basics of the orchestra and how it functions, as well as the important role that the conductor plays. We’ll finish with an advance look at the musical magic created by Pixar Studios that will be featured in an all-Pixar Boulder Phil concert coming up on March 23. More at boulderphil.org

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Ages 3-7

Saturday, March 2, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. Kick off the festivities with good hygiene and great dubstep in Party Mouth (USA), then let your hair—or, er fur—down and hang loose in I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia). And, even if you get into a tangle, there will be someone to catch and cheer you on with the charming If You Fall(Canada).

Ages 6+

Saturday, March 2, 1:30-2:45 pm
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Take a dive into the alternative world of Augmented Reality with Mighty Fudge Studios.  While VR immerses you in a different world, AR augments reality using a cell phone just like in Pokemon Go.


Sunday, March 3


Sunday, March 3, 10:30-12:00
Alfalfas Community room (Southwest entrance)
Ages 8+

Learn to transform yourself and your friends into ZOMBIES!  (Warning:  workshops include latex and skin paint).


Sunday, March 3, 12:30-2:10 pm
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater
Ages 10+

This amazing documentary features the story of blind kayaker Eric Weihenmayer soloing the length of the Grand Canyon.  Director Michael Brown will be there to answer questions from the audience following the film.


KidFlix Two (79 mins)
Ages 8+

Sunday, March 3, 3:00-4:30 pm
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.