BAICFF brims with movies for and by kids.
Make a playdate for the imagination with the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, a colorful exploration of kids’ movies from around the world. Now in its eighth year, the festival features movies to delight and provoke kids (and adults) of all ages. This year’s lineup includes a retelling of an Inuit folktale from Canada, a story of schoolyard crushes from Ireland, and a stop-motion featurette about an island inventor who creates a device to swap his friends’ personalities hailing all the way from Russia. Saturday afternoon’s roser includes several shorts on the hilarious and surreal adventures of a plasticine cowboy figure and his trusty toy horse in the popular Belgian A Town Called Panic series.
Many of the screenings aren’t just for kids—they’re by kids. Learn about air pollution and other pressing issues of the day through Octopus News!, a news magazine show reported and compiled by kid journalists from Taiwan. Or just get a glimpse into what really makes kids laugh in The Runaway Toilet, the story of a superhero in search of a missing toilet penned by third- grade film auteur Adrian Blume. Kids love toilets.
March 10, 7-10 p.m., March 11-12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $25-$35, weekend pass $65. Chabot Space & Science Center, 1000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. BAICFF.com.
Published online on March 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.