Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

Films from all over the world will be presented during this two day Bay Area film festival for children and families.




The festival mainly presents short films, but also animation movies and live action films, offering families a cinematic view of the world’s varied cultures and tradition. Activities and hands-on aimation workshops are also offered throughout the week-end for children 7-14.

Among the shorts (for 3+ and 7+), we like the wide selection of French animation films : Esprits by Davy Durand, Lunolin, Petit Naturaliste and Bonhommes by Cecilia Marreiros Marrum, Alimation by Alexandre Dubosc, Home Sweet Home by Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet, and Stéphane Paccolat, Us by Julie Rousset and Ulrich Totier, Fugue by Vincent Bierrewaerts, or Le Ballet by Louis Thomas.

Special programing and feature films are included in the program like Stella and the Star of the Orient (samedi 3:45pm) or The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton (samedi 7 :15pm).

Don't miss two films by famous designers Charles Eames & Ray Eames, Tops (1969) and Toccata for Toy Trains (1957). And popular clay animation movie Wallace and Gromit, A Grand Day Out.

Some films are followed by Q&A sessions with film directors. For instance Mark Walsh, director of Pixar : Partysaurus Rex will tell how this computer animated film was made.

The Festival lasts two days. You can buy tickets for one day or the whole week-end. For example, a week-end pass costs $65 giving access for two adults and two children.

You have to register for the workshops


Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

January 25 and 26, 2014

Chabot Space and Science Center / Oakland

Information and registration