Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

BAICFF, July 2021

streaming producer, kyra bowie smiling inside a green bordered circle

Leanna
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This festival was crazy fun! As a person whose main focus has always been on-stage performance, it was incredible to listen to animators and directors for films talk about the work they do. One person had just won an academy award before hopping on for the panel!

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

An annual playdate for the imagination where education and creativity collide.

This was the 13th annual festival and Transcend Streaming was thrilled to be a part of bringing it to a digital platform. BAICFF is an annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. The festival offers families a cinematic view of the world’s varied cultures and traditions. The films inspire curiosity and conversation and allow children to experience a wide range of cultural perspectives. Transcend Streaming brought conversations from those boring zoom boxes to a visually engaging, educational program for children and families. Conversations took place with the director of Pixar’s BURROW, Madeline Sharafian, Filmmakers Panel with Baobab Studios, Tonko House, Kuku Studios and ACW,  and director of THE INVENTOR, Jim Capobianco. www.baicff.com

Mission

BAICFF’s mission is to present engaging, culturally diverse films and education programs for children and families.

Vision

BAICFF is an annual Playdate for the Imagination™ where education and imagination collide. The festival offers families a cinematic view of the world’s varied cultures and traditions. The films inspire curiosity and conversation, and allow children to experience a wide range of cultural perspectives.

History

In January 2009, The Renaissance International School and Screen 360: Films for Children of the World produced the first Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival in the San Francisco East Bay. The festival began as a creative community event to support education programs that foster global understanding and cultural exchange. BAICFF has since produced nine annual festivals, presented over 450 family-friendly films of high artistic value from around the world, and held workshops for over 800 children designed to introduce kids to the world of animation and live-action filmmaking.

Asian American Independent Filmmakers Screening and Q&A

Panelists included Nichole Wong Forti, Amy Kuo, Eun Bi Chang, & Keika Lee

Bay Area Independent Filmmakers Panel

Panelists included Jim Capobianco, Larry Cutler, Robert Kondo, & Stanley Moore

Pixar “Burrow” Talk with Director Madeline Sharafian

Panelists included Jim Capobianco & Madeline Sharafian