Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

 

 

 

 

Playdate for the Imagination™

Chabot Space & Science Center and the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival have joined forces to present the 11th annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. In its 11th 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.

Admission to only the festival is free for Chabot members.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday, February 17, 2019
10:00am-5:00pm

Guest Adult Day Pass: $22 / Youth: $14

Saturday Night (4:15pm-8:00pm) Pass: $5 Adult/Youth

Guest Weekend Pass – All Events Excluding Workshops: $32 Adult / $20 Youth

Chabot members: Admission to only the festival is free for Chabot members. Members may pre-register for the festival through the ticket link below using their member login. The discount will be applied at checkout. Members may also present their membership card to the front desk on the days of the festival for free admission.

Workshops are an additional charge for members.

 

Workshops:

 

Clay Puppet (Saturday only)

Start Times
10:15, 11:05, 11:55, 12:45

Duration
45 minutes

Age Range
7 – 14 years old

$30 fee per participant

Maximum number per workshop (4 children)

 

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! After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.

Pixilation (Saturday and Sunday)

Start Times
Saturday: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30
Sunday: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15

Duration
55 minutes

Age Range
7 – 14 years old

$30 fee per participant

Maximum number per workshop (4 children)

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! After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.

 

Family Fun Stop Motion (Sunday only)

Start Times
Sunday: 10:15, 11:05, 11:55, 12:45, 1:35

Duration
45 minutes

Age Range
7 – 14 years old

$30 fee per participant

Maximum number per workshop (4 children. Parents may join if they wish.)

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. After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.

 

Story Boarding  (Saturday and Sunday)

Start Times
Saturday: 1:30
Sunday: 3:00

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes

Age Range
7 – 14 years old

$15 fee per participant

Maximum number per workshop (20 children)

How does Pixar do it? Come join Jason Katz, Coco’s Story Supervisor and Pixar veteran story artist introduce you to the world of  animation storytelling. Using the timeless “Once upon a time…” assignment given to many story trainees, Jason will instruct a little band of story artists in training to create their own story and storyboard

 

How to be a Kid Critic: Media Education Workshop – Coco  (Sunday)


Sunday: 2:30

Duration
45 minutes

Age Range
10 – 15 years old

$15 fee per participant

Maximum number per workshop (15 children)

We’re delighted to work with Common Sense Media to present How to Be a Kid Critic: Coco at this year’s festival. Our children are consuming an enormous amount of media, often filled with conflicting information. “We can’t cover our kids’ eyes, but we can teach them to see,” said Common Sense Media’s founding editor in chief, Liz Perle. In this workshop, kids who’ve seen the movie Coco will learn what it means to evaluate media critically through discussion and hands-on activities based on Common Sense’s unique rating system.

 

Visit http://baicff.com/ for full program and film info.