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Bay Area International Children's Film Festival




Playdate for the Imagination

Saturday, January 25 (10am - 8:30pm)
Sunday, January 26 (10am - 5pm)

Chabot and the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival have joined forces to present the 6th 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. Come explore the festival which will showcase international short films, feature films and the "best of the fest" playing throughout the day. Listen to music, participate in an animation workshop, build zoetropes from recycled materials, and have a fun family day at Chabot! Reserve tickets now for this widely popular festival!

TICKETS

  • Guest Adult: $25 / Youth: $14
    Guest Weekend Pass:
    $65 (up to 2 adults & 2 children)
  • Member Adult: $15 / Youth: $7
    Member Weekend Pass:
    $35 (up to 2 adults & 2 children)
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the Front Desk on the day of the event
  • All tickets include General Admission to the Center




Schedule

Saturday

Times
Films & Workshops
10am - 10:50am
Shorts for All Ages


Esprits
(France)

Home Hole Horror
(Latvia)

Capalito - Swatter
(Argentina)

Alimation
(France)

My Mom is an Airplane
(Russia)

Capalito - T
ackle
(Argentina)

Petit Naturaliste
(France)

Home Sweet Home
(France)

11am - 11:35am
Inventor’s Toys and Rocket Ships


Tops
(Eames)

Wallace and Gromit in:
A Grand Day Out


11:45am - 12:40pm
Disney’s Tomorrowland


Man in Space


1:40pm - 2:40pm
Shorts for 7 & Up


The Moon that Fell into the Sea
(Japan)

Us
(France)

Shame and Glasses
(Italy)

Ordinary Life
(Japan)

Rescue Team - Dog Catchers
(Latvia)

Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose
(USA)

Star Crossed
(USA)


2:50pm - 3:20pm
How did they do that?
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Partysaurus Rex

Q&A with director Mark Walsh

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Workshop Shorts
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Feature (7 & Up)


Stella and the Star of the Orient
(Germany)

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Shorts with a Conscience (10 & Up)


Bounty
(The Netherlands)

Melawa - The Festival of Marriages
(India)

Runaway Renn
(USA)


7:15pm - 9:15pm
SPECIAL EVENT
Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary Screening



The Quiet Life
(USA)


Nightmare Before Christmas

Q&A Panel with Filmmakers


Sunday

Times
Films & Workshops
10am - 11am
Shorts for All Ages


Capalito -
Honey
(Argentina)

Bonhommes
(France)

Little Smile
(India)

Capalito -
Aremodelist
(Argentina)

Magmomen in Danger
(Spain/India)

A Toy Train in Space
(USA)

Inspirace
(Czech Republic 1948)

Hello Kitty in Space
(USA)

Animals - Magician
(Latvia)


11:05am - 11:45am
Inventor’s Toys and Rocket Ships


Toccata for Toy Trains
(Eames)

Wallace and Gromit in: A Grand Day Out


11:50am - 12:45pm
Disney’s Tomorrowland


Mars and Beyond


1:40pm - 2:40pm
Shorts for 7 & Up


My Daddy is a Movie Director
(Spain)

The Raining Tree
(Indonesia)

Fugue
(France)

Rumeurs
(France)

My Chopsticks
(Japan)

Digital World
(USA)

Rescue Team - Racket
(Latvia)


2:50pm - 3:20pm
How did they do that?
Aardman Studios


Shaun the Sheep
(UK)
Q&A with director J.P. Vine

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Workshop Shorts
3:45pm - 5:45pm
Afternoon Event
"Le Ballet Program"


Le Ballet
(France)

First Position
(USA)*

Freefall
(USA)*
*Q&A with dancer Miko Fogarty and director of Freefall, Luke Willis