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Bay Area International Children's Film Festival


Playdate for the Imagination

Saturday, January 24 (10am - 7:30pm)
Sunday, January 25 (10am - 7pm)

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 Day Pass: $25
    Guest Youth Day Pass: $15
    Guest Weekend Pass ($10 SAVINGS!):
    $70* (up to 2 adults & 2 children)
  • Member Adult Day Pass: $15
    Member Youth Day Pass: $5
    Member Weekend Pass
    ($10 SAVINGS!): $30* (up to 2 adults & 2 children)
  • *Adjustments to family size of weekend passes is available at our Box Office: (510) 336-7373
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the Front Desk on the day of the event
  • All tickets include General Admission to the Center







Clay Puppet (Saturday Only)

Start Times: 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 12:15, 1:10
Duration: 45 minutes
Age Range: 7 – 14 years old
$30 fee per participant
Maximum number per workshop (6 children)

Our most popular workshop! Decorate and film your very own, professional stop-motion puppet and take the puppet home with you. Spend the first half of the workshop personalizing your "actor” with googly eyes, buttons, feathers, etc. Then lights, camera, action – it’s time to make your puppet come alive. Use your imagination to place your little "actor” in a series of poses that add up to action! After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.






Pixilation (Saturday and Sunday)

Start Times:Saturday 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 12:30
Sunday 10:00, 10:30, 12:00Duration: 30 minutes
Age Range: 7 – 14 years old
$20 fee per participant
Maximum number per workshop (3 children)

What is Pixilation? It’s an animation technique that uses the most readily available tool at your disposal – your body! In this workshop, the participants are the actors. Just change your pose slightly from one photo frame to the next and you will magically float, fly around a room, ice skate, disappear and reappear in a different location, slide along the ground, drive an invisible car, or almost anything else you can imagine! After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.




Found Object (Sunday Only)

Start Times: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00
Duration: 20 minutes
Age Range: 7 – 14 years old
$20 fee per participant
Maximum number per workshop (6 children)

Using found objects, participants will create short stop-motion animated films. Select your objects and use your imagination to change their placement slightly from one photo frame to the next to tell a story. Watch the objects come alive as they disappear and reappear, travel from one side of the screen to another, or magically create cool patterns and designs. After the festival, we post the final films for download so that each child has a copy of his/her own. DVD copies available upon request. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films before the afternoon feature.