The Fantastic Films : Short Films and a Discussion with Jim Capobianco

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Friday February 23

Selected time

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Friday, February 23rd, 2018


Tickets: $8.00 non-member/ Free for members


The Fantastic Films : Short Films and a discussion with Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival co-founder Jim Capobianco


In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, join us for a lively discussion with BAICFF programmer, co-founder and filmmaker Jim Capobianco. Jim will show some of the short films he has created independently and at Pixar. Fellow BAICFF co-founder, Shelley Trott, will lead a discussion with Jim on his 25-year career in animation and discuss what, in his opinion, makes a great short film. Audience participation is encouraged as we uncover the magic behind the scenes of some of our favorite short films. This is an event not to miss!


Jim Capobianco


Jim Capobianco received the 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille. He went on to write and direct the short film, “Your Friend The Rat,” found on the Ratatouille DVD, winning the 2008 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for short films. Jim followed YFtR up with directing the critically acclaimed end titles for Pixar’s 2008 release Wall•E. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Jim started in the story department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King. After five years at Disney, Jim relocated to Pixar Animation Studios where he was influential on the stories of many of Pixar’s films of the past 19 years, including Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, UP and Inside Out. In 2009, Jim finished  “Leonardo” his first independent film, now in the permanent collection of the MoMA NYC. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Jim co-created the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival now in its 10th year. Now with Aerial Contrivance Workshop, Jim is creating and producing in connection to Walt Disney Motion Pictures the new 2D animated sequence for Mary Poppins Returns.