2016 Festival Program

Morning: All ages Afternoon Shorts: Age 7+ Afternoon Feature: Age 8+
Friday Opening Night — January 29, 2016
Theater 1 – The Megadome
Evening 7:00 Opening Night Event
Pixar Story Artist Showcase: A Conversation Amongst Peers
Saturday Sessions — January 30, 2016
Theater 1 – The Megadome Theater 2 – The Planetarium
Morning 10:00 Short Films all ages 10:15 Short Films all ages
11:15 Animation From Erie: Cartoon Saloon’s Puffin Rock and Telegael’s Igam Ogam 11:30 Animation From Erie: Cartoon Saloon’s Puffin Rock and Telegael’s Igam Ogam
Afternoon 1:00 How did they do that?: Sanjay’s Superteam 1:15 Mermaids on Mars
1:45 Short Films for 7 + 2:00 Short Films for 7 + (subtitle readers)
3:00 How did they do that?: Sanjay’s Superteam 3:15 Mermaids on Mars
3:40 Music and Movement shorts followed byWorkshop Shorts
Evening 4:45 Youth Filmmakers Showcase  4:45 How they live: Two Docs
6:00 Feature Film Program
Sunday Sessions — January 31, 2016
Theater 1 – The Megadome Theater 2- The Planetarium
Morning 10:00 Shorts Films all ages 10:15 Short Films all ages
11:00 Animation From Europe: Cartoon Saloon’sPuffin Rock and Dimitri in Ubuyu 11:20 Animation From Europe: Cartoon Saloon’sPuffin Rock and Dimitri in Ubuyu (subtitle readers)
Afternoon 1:00 Shorts Films for 7 + 1:10 Shorts Films for 7 +
2:15 Music and Movement Program : Shorts 2:20 Music and Movement Program (if needed for overflow)
3:00 Let’s Get Rhythm Documentary 3:05 Let’s Get Rhythm Documentary (overflow)
4:30 Workshop Shorts  – Music Finally
Evening
No Evening program

http://vimeo.com/48698990 click on the little arrow by the film’s name to go to trailers, Facebook pages and other info on the film.

Friday Evening — January 29, 2016

OPENING NIGHT EVENT : 7 – 10 pm THEATER ONE  (all ages)

Come join us to kick off the 8th edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
Opening remarks from co-directors Shelley Trott and Jim Capobianco followed by a half hour sneak peek of shorts from the festival

- and then our main event -

Pixar Story Artist Showcase: A Conversation Amongst Peers 

Come and get a behind the scenes glimpse into Pixar’s story process from 6 veteran story artists showing and discussing their work on some of your favorite Pixar movies. 19-year Pixar veteran Jim Capobianco will lead the discussion with his compatriots Jeff Pidgeon – Toy Story / Lifted,  Enrico Casarosa  - La Luna, Valerie LaPointe  - Inside Out, Nate Stanton - Wall•E/Cars 2  and Alex Woo  -  Ratatouille.

You don’t want to miss this event!

The BAICFF Opening Night Event is a separate ticket price and seats are limited –   tickets on sale now!

Saturday Morning — January 30, 2016

SHORT FILMS FOR ALL AGES : 10 am THEATER ONE • 10:15 am THEATER TWO

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by Tatiana Kiseleva, 5’41″, Russia, 2013http://vimeo.com/48698990
There is always a place for sudden joys in life. Joy from as simple a thing as an empty tin can of condensed milk, forgotten by Soviet cosmonauts in orbit and accidentally left to fall to Earth. 
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by Damien Megherbi, 4’20″, France / Japan, 2015http://vimeo.com/48698990
Reminiscent of Little Nemo in Slumberland this sweet lyrical film, all to music, is about ‘the take off’ into a dreamscape, as creator Damien Megherbi says, “The cage bird dreams of clouds”  
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by Örs Bárczy, 6’20″, Hungary, 2015http://yvetteedery.com
A  deer, eager to tidy and shovel and keep his house orderlly has to deal with a suspicious earthquake that keeps causing a mess. What to do? Cocoa! 
Photo 4 Guitar_Man_-_still_04Guitar Man  * Made by Kids! *
by Aurora Picture Show Reynolds Elementary, 2’02″, USA, 2015link
Jaulavia, student, 3rd grade, discusses the things that are most important to her: drawing, music, and family. With original score by the narrator herself.
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by Devin Bell, 6′, USA, 2015http://theshammies.com/
In a burnt forest, three plant-like creatures try to cope with being scorched. 
Photo 1 Screen_Shot_2015-06-25_at_1.02.41_PM-3Bear and Bird
by Dan & Jason, 4’31, USA, 2015Kataklismos / The Flood
Two best friends, a laid back brown bear, just wants to take it easy, an overly excited cardinal who’s one cup of coffee away from a nervous breakdown.
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by Katharine Rogers, 4′ 58″, Australia, 2015aradhanamodi.com
Six year old Eliza has a marvellous dream that one day she will dance with legendary film star Gene Kelly.
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by Marjolaine Perreten, 2’20″, Switzerland, 2015http://vimeo.com/
Autumn has set in by the banks of a stream. A series of small animals busy themselves in preparation for the long winter ahead.
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by Mattia Francesco Laviosa, 3’10″, Italy, 2015http://vimeo.com/fotograma24
Amongst the feline Colony of Largo di Torre ArgenCna, lives a group of stray cats lead by a selfish, happy go-­‐lucky alpha cat. He will have to learn to share with others all to he classic Italian song “Forty-­‐Four Cats”

Photo 6 Still1Drool  * Written and performed by kids! *
 by Lex Guelas, 3’03″, USA, 2015http://www.nfb.ca/film/when_the_dust_settles
A doggie couple must finish building their doghouse before their puppies arrive!
*Stella Finnegan, co-writer of “Drool”, will be on hand for Q&A at the end of the program

Capelito01Capelito 
by Rodolfo Pastor, 5′, Argentina , 2013http://theshammies.com/
The little mushroom that could is BACK! Winner of both morning Children Choice Awards in 2014 with a brand NEW story.

 

Special Programing

Animation from Ireland : 11:15 am THEATER ONE • 11:30 am THEATER TWO (all ages)

We bring for the first time in the United States from the studio that brought you Song of the Sea, Cartoon Saloon’s critically acclaimed children’s show Puffin Rock

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http://From Cartoon Saloon  Oona is a smart young puffling, eager to learn and explore. She shares her funny escapades on Puffin Rock, with her sweet little brother, Baba and all their friends.  Narrated by Chris O’Dowd, Puffin Rock follows the adventures of a family of puffins who live on a beautiful Irish island.

See two episodes today!

04 - ShineyShell_01_CopyrightPuffin Rock - The Shiny Shell
Directed by Maurice Joyce  and Produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Laura Campbell and John McDaid, 7′, Ireland, 2014

09 - Night lights_copyrightPuffin Rock - Night Lights
Directed by Maurice Joyce  and Produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Laura Campbell and John McDaid, 7′, Ireland, 2014

Followed by another treat from Ireland and Wales. Also never seen in the U.S.A. Telegael’s stop motion animated –  IGAM OGAM

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http://From Telegael Head back in time to the Stone Age where Igam Ogam, the fun-loving little cave girl, explores her prehistoric planet. For curious Igam Ogam every day means a new adventure!

See an episode today!

igamogam1Igam Ogam - What’s That? 
Directed by Ben Halliwell, 10′, Ireland / Wales, 2013

HOW DID THEY DO THAT? : 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm  THEATER ONE  (all ages)

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Pixar – SANJAY’S SUPER TEAMhttp:// Sanjay Patel, 7  min.  Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace.

Created by Pixar artist and acclaimed author/illustrator Sanjay Patel http:// as a reflection of his relationship with his father, Sanjay’s Super Team has shown to critical acclaim in front of Pixar’s recent release The Good Dinosaur. Come and hear and see how the short was made from Sanjay himself and his producer Nicole Grindle. You don’t want to miss this.

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Because of the size of our theaters we will have two presentations of How did they do that? : Sanjay’s Super Team

HOW DID THEY DO THAT?  : 1: 15 pm and 3:15 THEATER TWO  (all ages) 30 mins.

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Athena Studios – MERMAIDS ON MARS http:// by Jon Peters 20 mins, USA, 2015. A scientist’s beliefs cost him his job and reputation. His son Julian discovers that everything his father talked about is true, however, as he is transported to Mars to find the planet’s last remaining water, mermaids and a love-struck Martian who will stop at nothing to get the mermaid he desires! 

!COME SEE THE FINISHED FILM! 

Last year at BAICFF’15 Director Jon Peters and Producers Kat Alioshin and Nancy Guettier  presented a behind the scenes work-in-progress of Mermaids on Mars. Now come see the finished stop-motion animated musical film!  Q&A with Jon, Kat and Nancy after the screening. 

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Because of the size of our theaters we will have two presentations of How did they do that? : Mermaids on Mars

Saturday Afternoon — January 30, 2016

SHORT FILMS FOR AGES SEVEN AND UP : 1:45 pm THEATER ONE • 2:00 pm THEATER TWO

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by Jennifer Treuting and Kristen McGregor, 6’19″, USA, 2015http://www.headpictures.com/#/Film/Stephen%20Lance/
Most sixth-graders count their accomplishments in terms of trophies and medals, but not Moziah Bridges: he tracks his achievements by the number of bow ties he has sold.
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by Bart Wasem, 1’57″, Switzerland, 2015http://vimeo.com/groups/newdirectors/videos/6199557
The balding macho Bruce is losing his appeal. But one day a mysterious hole offers him an unexpected chance to recapture his former glory.
Photo 6 palillos_5b_titolThe Great Adventure of Manel and the Magic Toothpicks (w/eng. subtitles) §
by Xavier Pijuan, 13’35″, Spain, 2015http://nunorocha.net/
Spoiled Manel receives a toothpick box for his birthday instead of a PS4. However, this apparently stupid present could be the best present ever.
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by Rawan Rahim, 7’45″, Lebanon, 2015http://www.cleoandanouk.pennyfarthingpictures.com/
Lilou is extremely sensitive but also unbearably shy. When she receives the power to see into people’s past, will she come out of her shell?
The_Boy_Who_Stayed_In_1The Boy Who Stayed In
by Students of Westfield Arts College, 2’37″, United Kingdom, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Steve views the world through his letterbox. Summer  tries to tempt him to leave the house and rounds up neighbors from the community to convince Steve that the world may not be so bad.
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by Cordell Barker, 8’28″, Canada, 2015http://vimeo.com/ornana
What would you do if you were 12 and suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers? Would you use them for good or bad? Both?

And so, we end today’s 7 & Up program with a Fairy Tale  ~

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by João Batista Melo, 18’16″, Brazil, 2014http://vimeo.com/ornana
Set in the time when white men took black people from Africa to sell them as slaves. This is the story of three African princesses and their baby sister, who were taken from their village to a faraway land.

§ subtitle reading will be provided by improv actors in THEATER 2 -The Planetarium 

Saturday Afternoon Special Programing

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT : Shorts for all ages  : 3:40  pm THEATER ONE – 30 mins.

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by Miran Miošić , 5’49″, Croatia, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
A cat is not very talented as a singer must find where his true talent lies.
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by Katia Lom, 2’29″, Switzerland, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Finding joy in making music. Creating a world through sound.
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by Susan Kerns, 10’49″, USA, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Avi, who uses a wheelchair, is “super not a girly girl,” according to her mother, yet through a special ballet program, music and dance become motivational influences in her life.
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by William Garratt, 2’40″, United Kingdom, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Music worlds collide! A short animated comedy about how an audience reacts to different types of music.
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by Spencer Frankeberger, 9’03″, USA, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Music intern Kenny shares his love and passion for music with a third grade class but struggles to communicate with Sally, a student who is deaf.

workshop_filmsScreening of TODAY’S Workshop Shorts! (all ages) : 4:15 pm http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861THEATER ONE

A highlight of the festival and something fantastic not to miss! This is one of the events that makes BAICFF unique. During the day, all the tiny films being shot by our young filmmakers in the Pixilation and Clay Animation workshops have been edited together with sound and music by Berkeley City College film students to create an assembly of the day’s films for our filmmakers (and their parents) to see up on the big screen. Come see the films and applaud our young filmmakers as they take their bow!

Sign up for a workshop today! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

Saturday Evening Special Programing

In THEATER ONE : Local Youth Filmmakers Showcase : 4:45 pm

Join us as we celebrate two great Bay Area youth filmmaking organizations. Together they are reaching hundreds of kids and teaching them about storytelling, filmmaking and collaboration. Come see the films they are making and learn how you might get involved.

4361899776_0a88970f60_oBAYCAT, Villy Wang and BAYCAT youth filmmakers, 25 min http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

The Digital Divide is not news anymore. But it continues to grow and evolve. Many young people in the Bay Area’s underserved neighborhoods are being left behind. They are not equipped to build a future in the digital creative field. That’s what BAYCAT is changing.Through education, employment and entertainment in digital media, we empower underserved youth and young adults, helping them find their place in the world.

26bdfda78bfbc8c5-CReelHR11Camp Reel Stories Esther Pearl and Camp Reel Stories youth filmmakers, 25 min http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

Camp Reel Stories believes that when women are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Camp Reel Stories is a non-profit organization empowering 13-18 year old women with the skills to create their own media, to view current media critically and thoughtfully, and to aspire to leadership in their field.

In 2016 Camp Reel Stories will offer beginning and advanced media summer camps for teen girls. Working in small, collaborative groups, this camp gives the campers the opportunity to make and broadcast their own short films through: Production Classes – Media Literacy – Leadership Workshops.

10 minute Q&A to follow with both organizations.

In THEATER TWO:  How They Live ~ Two Documentaries about kids : 4:45 pm (ages 8 and up)

Join us for two unique documentaries about the way kids live in far off countries.

Photo 2 ABDALLAH_ROOMEgyptian Sons  (w/eng. subtitles) 

by Tania Kamal-Eldin, 30′, Egypt, 2014http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

Egyptian Sons juxtaposes the daily lives of two preteen boys from two different cultural “places” in Egypt. Abdallah is a single child from Cairo living with his mother; and Islam is from a village oasis living with his large family. In addition to the urban/rural division, other dichotomies of these boys’ lives emerge: Islam’s stronger connection to the land and nature as well as outdoor activities versus Abdallah’s sedentary lifestyle and preoccupation with digital devices. Unlike Islam, Abdallah has a strong identification and likeness to being Western in his demeanor, interests, and education. Islam has a big, extended family with whom he spends much time, while Abdallah only has his mother. Similarities between the two twelve-year olds also emerge, such a their dislike of school, their affection for their dogs, and their aspiration of traveling to America one day.

 Photo 3 mojus72Island of Magic (w/eng. subtitles) 

by Anaka Kaundinya, 29’13″, India, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

Access to meaningful education is shockingly rare in India. Combined with the baggage of their socio-economics, parents, teachers and students struggle to find a balance between their daily sustenance and schooling. The film traverses these territories in an attempt understand the lives of people living a very different reality than ours, and through it, reflect on the larger implications of education.

The second graders at an under-funded municipal school in the heart of Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, have been working towards a feat thus far unimaginable to them: performing a musical in English on a real stage, in a real auditorium.

Island Of Magic tells the story of how an engineer-turned-teacher becomes a crucial link in the realisation of this dream, as well as a catalyst for the personal transformation of his 42 students.

At the core of the film is the story of how driven and innovative teaching transform the lives of these kids, even while interviews with the parents & kids progressively reveal the web-like complexity of their problems.


please note that there will be no subtitle readers during this screening

SATURDAY EVENING FILM EVENT!

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AN EVENING WITH LOCAL BAY AREA DIRECTOR CARROLL BALLARD  :  6pm

We are pleased and honored to show Carroll Ballard’s amazing 1979 feature film THE BLACK STALLION preceded by his short film RODEO and followed by a moderated Q&A with BAICFF’s own Jim Capobianco and Carroll Ballard himself. This is an event not to be missed! A chance to see these classic films on the big screen as they were intended!

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by Carroll Ballard, 20′, USA, 1969

Shot in four days during the 1968 National Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma City, this lyrical documentary takes you inside the arena atop a 2800 lb bull. Watch Freckles Brown, a legendary cowboy, conferring with a young Larry Mahan, the previous year’s champion and see crowd favorite Myrtis Dightman trying to hold his own in a dramatic ride. “Rodeo” shows the classic struggle of man against beast, a matter of life and death. Dick Rosmini’s hypnotizing folk-fusion soundtrack and an intricate sound mix add to the climatic result. ~IMDB

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by Carroll Ballard, 118′, USA, 1979http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once-successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses in the world. ~IMDB

The Black Stallion is a remarkably sweet, understated, quiet, melancholy at times, but also undeniably an inspiring and moving film. Ballard and company do not talk down to their audience, making what has often and fairly been described as an art film for children.  ~ Luke Bonanno Dvdizzy.com

Q&A to follow the screening of The Black Stallion with Carroll Ballard. Moderated by Jim Capobianco

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861  Common Sense Media’s review

Free Telescope Viewing – weather permitting

Sunday Morning — January 31, 2016

SHORT FILMS FOR ALL AGES : 10 am THEATER ONE • 10:15 am THEATER TWO

Be_a_Little_Boulder_1Be a Little Boulder * made by kids! *
by Students of Tendering Primary Schools, 3′, United Kingdom, 2015http://
Everybody has a purpose in their life, even sticks and stones.
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by Katia Lom, 2’29″, Switzerland, 2015http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861
Finding joy in making music. Creating a world through sound.
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by Heather Collins, 4’21″, USA, 2015http://vimeo.com/groups/shortanimation/videos/44788390
A little old lady devises an inventive way to cope with the fast-paced and less-than-considerate world around her.
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by Antje Heyn, 7’38, Germany, 2015http://www.balancefilm.de/References/Animationsfilm/Animationsfilm.html
PAWO (Tibetan for »being brave«) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world.
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by Marco Di Gerlando, 7’30, Italy, 2015Kataklismos / The Flood
While the rest of the kids have no problem drawing animals starting with the letter M, Carlotta experiences an artistic block.
MooseMoose Emergency  * written by a kid! *
by Thomas Nicol and Becky Nicol, 2’10″, USA, 2015http://www.nfb.ca/film/how_dinosaurs_learned_to_fly
A moose tries to do the right thing.
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by Lou Quill, 3’15″, Australia, 2015http://IrmgardWalthert.net/
The story of a little girl who thinks big.
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A big adventure of a very little girl who lost her mom. The only clue the girl has is the red heels.
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by Rodolfo Pastor, 5′, Argentina , 2013http://theshammies.com/
The little mushroom that could is BACK! Winner of both morning Children Choice Awards in 2014 with a brand NEW story.
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by Rogier Wieland, 3’17″, The Netherlands, 2015http://maggierogers.co.uk/design-and-direction/the-squeakiest-roar/
A snake has to save his city from “the grey” ! It is better than the Lego Movie because it is all real!  
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by Rogier Wieland, 3′, The Netherlands, 2015
See behind the scenes of how Lego Adventure in the City was made. You won’t believe how many Legos they had to use!

Special Programing

Animation from Ireland and France : 11:15 am THEATER ONE • 11:30 am THEATER TWO • all ages

We bring for the first time in the United States from the studio that brought you Song of the Sea, Cartoon Saloon’s critically acclaimed children’s show Puffin Rock

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http://From Cartoon Saloon  Oona is a smart young puffling, eager to learn and explore. She shares her funny escapades on Puffin Rock, with her sweet little brother, Baba and all their friends. Narrated by Chris O’Dowd, Puffin Rock follows the adventures of a family of puffins who live on a beautiful Irish island.

See two episodes today!

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Directed by Maurice Joyce  and Produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Laura Campbell and John McDaid, 7′, Ireland, 2014

27 - TheSadWhale_02_CopyrightPuffin Rock - The Sad Whale
Directed by Maurice Joyce  and Produced by Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Laura Campbell and John McDaid, 7′, Ireland, 2014

Followed by another treat this time from France, also never seen in the U.S.A., settle in for the delightful -

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by Agnès Lecreux, 26′, France, 2014http://maggierogers.co.uk/design-and-direction/the-squeakiest-roar/
Dimitri the little bird from northern Europe has landed in Ubuyu, Africa. Every day he learns to overcome his fears and discover a world full of surprises. In Ubuyu being different is an asset that he  shares with Makeba the giraffe, Oko the zebra and Pili the meerkat. 

§ subtitle reading will be provided by improv actors in THEATER 2 -The Planetarium 

Sunday Afternoon — January 31, 2016

SHORT FILMS FOR AGES SEVEN AND UP : 1:00 pm THEATER ONE • 1:10 pm THEATER TWO

PILTS 005The Story of Percival Pilts
by John Lewis and Jeanette Goody, 8′, Australia, 2015http://www.flightofthefantasy.com
A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.
Photo 1 Bunny_New_Girl_Promo_Still1_onlineBunny New Girl
by Natalie van den Dungen, 5’54″, Australia, 2015link
On her first day at a new school, a self conscious young girl learns that friendship can overcome difference.
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by Thaddaeus Andreades, Nicholas Manfredi, Elizabeth Ku-Herrero and Marie Raoult, 6’43″ USA, 2015 http://www.rtofilms/in-a-heatbeat
When a young man’s ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.
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by Josh A. Kapusinski, 6’35″, USA, 2015http://www.thelostthing.com/
An uplifting portrait of a Brooklyn high school valedictorian who lives in a homeless shelter, and is redefining the public perception of disability.
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by Job, Joris & Marieke, 10′, The Netherlands, 2015http://www.nfb.ca/film/dimanche/
The creators of “A Single Life” are back with the story about a woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband.
Photo 1 IMG_9851Persevere: The Wilma Rudolph Story * written and performed by kids *
by Lisa Rossi and Tony Saxe, 10’54 , USA, 2015http://vimeo.com/ornana
The students of one second grade class at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, CA share the journey of  Olympic Gold  Medalist Wilma Rudolph *

And so, we end today’s 7 & Up program with a Fairy Tale  ~

Photo 7 0003The Tale of the Coconut (dubbed in english)
by Marc Thümmler, 15’29″, Germany, 2015http://familyaffairfilms.nl/main/MinaMoes.htm
The children of the South Sea island Karawara in Papua New Guinea tell us an old legend from their home: The Tale of the Coconut
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by Marc Thümmler, 5’34, Germany / Papua New Guinea, 2015
A beautiful behind the scenes look at the making of this charming fairy tale

* Followed immediately by Director’s Q&A with Lisa Rossi and members of the 2nd Grade Class of Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, CA about making Persevere: The Wilma Rudolph Story.

Sunday Afternoon Special Programing

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT PROGRAM  : Beginning with Shorts for all ages  : 2:15  pm THEATER ONE - 35 mins.*

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by Paul Murphy, 5’14″, Great Britain, 2015http://familyaffairfilms.nl/main/MinaMoes.htm
A man with chronic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder falls in love with a beautiful female jogger, and takes up running in a bid to win her heart.
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by Augusta Palmer, 13’56″, USA, 2015http://familyaffairfilms.nl/main/MinaMoes.htm
Nine year-old Iris is on an imagination quest through the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection. Made in honor of the 100th anniversary of NYPL Picture Collection. Can you name all of the things in the pictures? 
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by Paul Szynol, 13’15″, USA, 2015http://familyaffairfilms.nl/main/MinaMoes.htm
A short documentary about the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12 year old blind boy who plays the piano.
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by Mattia Francesco Laviosa, 3’10″, Italy, 2015
Amongst the feline Colony of Largo di Torre ArgenCna, lives a group of stray cats lead by a selfish, happy go-­‐lucky alpha cat. He will have to learn to share with others all to he classic Italian song “Forty-­‐Four Cats”

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by Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph, 11′, USA, 2015http://vimeo.com/fotograma24
Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP  journeys across the Sierra, using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2900 foot dance wall. Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place. 

we will open up theater 2 – the planetarium – if it is needed for overflow. 

After the Shorts Join us for a fun, energetic documentary about children’s hand clapping games - 3 pm

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Let’s Get the Rhythm
by Irene Chagall, 53′, USA, 2014http://vimeo.com/fotograma24
The wondrous hand-clapping games of inner-city playgrounds in New York City and the remote corners of the world alike become a music genre and a fertile subject for exploration in this delightful homage to the beauty of the beat. 8-year-old girls charm with personal insights of the hand-clapping experience, while archival footage collected by Alan Lomax and choice observations by ethnomusicologists, folklorists, and just plain folks stress the empowering impact of the practice on the lives of children and women. Q & A and maybe some hand clapping with director Irene Chagall directly following the screening.

works_shop_films03Screening of TODAY’S Workshop Shorts! (all ages) : 4:30 pm http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861THEATER ONE

A highlight of the festival and something fantastic not to miss! This is one of the events that makes BAICFF unique. During the day, all the tiny films being shot by our young filmmakers in the Pixilation and Found Objects workshops have been edited together with sound and music added by Berkeley City College film students to create an assembly of the day’s films for our filmmakers (and their parents) to see up on the big screen. Come see the films and applaud our young filmmakers as they take their bow!

Sign up for a workshop today! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Il-dieci-The-number-ten/336035436437861

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Previous Programs

2015 showed our largest attendance yet in which we presented 53 shorts films and 2 features from 24 different countries ( See 2015 program)  In 2014 BAICFF partnered with Chabot Space and Science Center and presented  41 short films and 2 feature films from 17 different countries ( See 2014 program) In 2013, BAICFF presented 35 short films and 4 features from 15 countries (See 2013 program) In 2012, BAICFF presented 32 short films and 3 features from 15 countries including a pre-release showing of the Pixar animated short La Luna and footage from the animation workshops held during the festival using clay puppets, sand, and pixilation. (See 2012 program) In 2011, BAICFF presented more than 45 films, live action and animated, shorts and features, from countries on four continents. (See 2011 program) In 2010, BAICFF presented more than 45 films, live action and animated, shorts and features, from Asia, North & South America, Europe, Africa and Australia. (See 2010 program) In 2009, BAICFF presented 23 live-action and animated short films from Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, the United States. (See 2009 program)