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The 11th Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

The Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF) is pleased to announce its upcoming 11th annual festival on February 16 & 17, 2019 at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Save the Date for another Playdate for the Imagination! The full weekend of events and special programs continues to delight and inspire Bay Area families with premieres of internationally celebrated family-friendly films, presentations from award-winning Pixar filmmakers, hands-on animation workshops for kids, and more!

This year’s 2019 festival highlights will include:


Over 50 family-friendly films from around the world including France, Iran, Mexico, Taiwan, Poland, Ireland, Japan, Hungary, Singapore, Slovenia, Denmark, Spain, Germany, and Brazil
Guest filmmakers from Pixar’s Coco with Head of Story Jason Katz offering a hands-on storyboarding workshop for kids
A Cartoon Network shorts program and panel
A new partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival featuring a collection of Mexican short films, Viva Kid Flicks
The ever-popular stop-motion animation workshops for kids ages 7-14


A full schedule of programs and films can be viewed here. 


This year’s theme is Imagination Without Borders with festival imagery featuring the work of celebrated Oakland artist, Favianna Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, and climate change. Her work was recently featured on Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist.  

Purchase Tickets Here for the 2-day festival include full admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center.

    Chabot Space & Science Center
    10000 Skyline Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94619 United States