BAICFF’s mission is to present engaging, culturally diverse films and education programs for children and families.
BAICFF is an annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. The festival offers families a cinematic view of the world’s varied cultures and traditions. The films inspire curiosity and conversation, and allow children to experience a wide range of cultural perspectives.
In January 2009, The Renaissance International School and Screen 360: Films for Children of the World produced the first Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival in the San Francisco East Bay. The festival began as a creative community event to support education programs that foster global understanding and cultural exchange. BAICFF has since produced eight annual festivals, presented over 400 family-friendly films of high artistic value from around the world, and held workshops for over 700 children designed to introduce kids to the world of animation and live-action filmmaking.
Our Advisory Board
Liz Austerman, Visitor Engagement Manager, Chabot Space and Science Center
Jim Capobianco, Story Supervisor & Artist, Pixar Animation Studios
Maria Judice, Writer, Director, Producer
Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Christina Zagarino, Children’s Media Producer & Researcher
The festival is made possible by the generosity of our partners and funders.
BAICFF is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
Our Contact Information
Send questions or suggestions to info@BAICFF.com or
6114 La Salle Ave. #648
Oakland, CA 94611
For instructions on how to submit a film to BAICFF, click here.
To learn about other ways to contribute to BAICFF, click here.