Filmmakers Collaborative created the Boston International Kids Film Festival in 2013 at a time when the average teen was spending almost 7 hours per day on some form of an electronic device. Our goal in showing films from around the world, all made either for or by kids, is to show teens and tweens that there is more to tech than texting, snapchatting, and instagramming their friends - that making a film can be a powerful way to tell a story, express your emotions, state a point of view while having fun!
We kick off each year's festival with day-long field trips, inviting middle school students from around the Greater Boston area to watch a film, and have an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and ask questions. The young filmmakers that participate in our after-school and summer filmmaking program are given center stage at special blocks throughout the weekend, as we screen the short films that they have created in front of their family and friends.
Our festival also showcases professionally-made films that promise to entertain the entire family while giving the storyteller in each of us something to strive towards.
Combine all that with hands-on workshops on stop-motion animation, special effects, and Gopro movie-making, and you are in for an event that families of Greater Boston will be enjoying for years to come!
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