Best of BAMkids Film Festival 2023

Sat Dec 2, 2023
11:00am ET
Age: 6-8
Price: $14
BAM Rose Cinemas

BAM Rose Cinemas screens a handpicked selection of 2023 BAMkids Film Festival favorites, celebrating friendship and diversity with heroes from all over the world!

This special program offers a hand-picked variety of jubilant 2023 BAMkids Film Festival shorts, including the BAMmie Award-winner, Arlo Sings the Blues.

Andy, A Dog’s Tale (2022)
Dir. James Wheless, 8min
US Nonverbal, Animation
Andy faces his biggest fear and ultimately finds his purpose in life: to help others as a Canine Companions service dog!

Cupids (2021)
Dir. Zoey Martinson, 11min
US In English, Live Action
What is the most important thing on the last day of school? If you’re Mia, Natalie, and Jabari, it’s finding a date for Ms. Cheryl, the most beloved bus driver of all time! This love letter to New York’s essential workers captures the whimsical comedy of a children’s imagination as they try to save Ms. Cheryl from a lonely summer void of school children, destined to a life on the sofa surrounded by cats.

Operation Frankenstein (2022)
Dir. José María Fernández de Vega, 11min
Spain In English, Animation
Three siblings find a broken mannequin in the dumpster and decide to rebuild it using whatever they can find. After that, they try to animate it like Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster.

IDODO (2020)
Dir. Ursula Ulmi, 10min
Switzerland In English, Animation
Adapting a local legend by the Ziag Zagaz clan of Papua New Guinea, this animated short retells the story of how reef fish got their beautiful colors when, long ago, fish transformed into humans and came onto land to celebrate and dance. It is a dedicated collaboration between filmmakers, artists, performers and musicians from Papua New Guinea and PNG-born Swiss director Ursula Ulmi, rooted in cultural authenticity and co-creation.

Arlo Sings the Blues (2022)
Dir. R.J. Sullivan, 4min
US In English, Animation
Arlo is a delusional cat who loves to sing all night long. Is he practicing or is he annoying? Hmmm... I guess that depends on who you ask. But this is Arlo's story.

Pete (2022
Dir. Bret Parker, 6min
US In English, Animation
Pete is an animated short film based on a true story about gender identity, Little League Baseball, the people who inspire change by trying to be themselves, and the superheros who allow that change to happen.

Sockz Studios': I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly (2022)
Dirs. Christian Perry & Eric Tsuchiyama, 4min
US In English, Animation
Using newspaper, fabric, and lights, Sockz Theatre puts their spin on the classic story of one lady’s remarkable digestive system.

Spirits of the Forest (2022)
Dirs. Nandini Rao, Nirupa Rao & Kalp Sanghvi, 7min
India In English and Kannada with English subtitles, Animation
A little girl stumbles into a sacred grove near her village in south India. She disturbs the spirit of the forest, who takes her on an adventure to illuminate the origins of this ancient swampland.

Brave Girl: The Future of Wyoming (2021)
Dir. Mark Pedri, 8min
US In English, Live Action
Brave Girl is a young adventurer who is just beginning her journey of finding out what it takes to climb mountains. Even though she’s only 6, she has an unwavering ambition to climb the biggest mountains in the world, starting with the ones in her backyard in Wyoming.

Films for kids ages 9+ are screened on December 16.

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