Bay Area International Children's Film Festival

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Saturday January 26

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10:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

Saturday, March 11th (10am - 8pm)

Screenings and workshops begin at 10am, doors open at 9:30am 

*$5.00 admission for adults and children after 5pm for festival screening only. Exhibits will close at normal hours.

Sunday, March 12th (10am - 5pm) 

Screenings and workshops begin at 10am, doors open at 9:30am

Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 9th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 9th year, the festival continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with a full weekend of events and special programs that include internationally celebrated family-friendly films, special presentations from Award-Winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops and more. This year’s theme of science, technology, engineering, art and math, STEAM, will be featured in the films and with the hands-on programs offered in the Center.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS

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.

Prices

Guest Adult: $25 / Youth: $14 (includes admission to the center)

2 Day Weekend Pass: Adult $35 / Youth: $20

Member Adult: $15 / Youth: $7 (includes admission to the center)

2 Day Weekend Pass: Adult $21 / Youth: $10

Tickets can also be purchased at the Front Desk on the day of the event. All tickets include General Admission to the Center.

 

WORKSHOPS

Clay Puppet Workshop

Our most popular workshop! Decorate and film your very own, professional stop-motion puppet and take the puppet home with you. Spend the first half of the workshop personalizing your "actor” with googly eyes, buttons, feathers, etc. Then lights, camera, action – it’s time to make your puppet come alive. Use your imagination to place your little "actor” in a series of poses that add up to action!

Date: Saturday March 11

Start Times: 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Age Range: 7 – 14 years old

Price: $30

Number of Participants per Time-Slot: 10

Register for Clay Puppet Workshop HERE

 


Pixilation & Foley Workshops

What is Pixilation? It’s an animation technique that uses the most readily available tool at your disposal – your body! In this workshop, the participants are the actors. Just change your pose slightly from one photo frame to the next and you will magically float, fly around a room, ice skate, disappear and reappear in a different location, slide along the ground, drive an invisible car, or almost anything else you can imagine!

You add the sound! In addition to creating your film using pixilation you will then add your own sound effects in our Foley Sound workshop. At no additional cost, we will record you creating noises on our foley stage to the live playback of your pixilation film. We will provide a variety of noise making objects and props, you can even use your own mouth to make explosions - boom!, car engine noises - vroom! vroom! or other bips and boops.

Date: Saturday March 11 & Sunday March 12 

*Remember to adjust clocks on March 12th for daylight savings!

Start Times (Sat): 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm

Start Times (Sun): 9:30am 10:05am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm

Duration: 55 minutes

Age Range: 6 – 14 years old

Price: $30

Number of Participants per Time-Slot: 4

Register for Pixlation Workshop HERE

 


Found Object Workshops

Using found objects, participants will create short stop-motion animated films. Select your objects and use your imagination to change their placement slightly from one photo frame to the next to tell a story. Watch the objects come alive as they disappear and reappear, travel from one side of the screen to another, or magically create cool patterns and designs.

Date: Sunday March 12th

*Remember to adjust clocks on March 12th for daylight savings!

Start Times: 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Age Range: 7 – 14 years old

Price: $25

Number of Participants per Time-Slot: 10

Register for Found Object Workshop HERE

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