All over the world, filmmakers are crafting works of exhilarating imagination and creativity – just for kids! Pickford Film Center presents the 2017 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, showcasing innovative and fun films from around the globe plus so much more. This year’s festival spans two weekends for all ages and includes a sneak preview of a new film weeks before it’s release, an ice-cream social and root beer garden, animated and live actions shorts including some recently rediscovered classics, and original broadway performances!
PLUS: Special school screenings throughout the week! Programs include Indigenous Showcase (Ages 9+), Creature Teachers (for kids 2+) and Save the Earth (Ages 8+). Talk to your kids’ teachers! Book today. Contact Susie Purves, Executive Director for more info: email@example.com
Opening Night! – Friday, March 10
Sneak Preview Screening! Catch a screening of the new film from director Clyde Barras, My Life as a Zucchini – weeks before it is released to the public!
Opening Day Ticket Prices: $5 for kids / $7.50 for PFC members / $10.75 general admission
Your ticket price includes an Ice Cream Social and Root Beer Garden sponsored byTrader Joe’s
All other public screenings
Thanks to our generous sponsors Piper Pediatric Dentistry – all other screenings are offered at a discounted price of only $5 admission! Song of the Sea is a special price of $1!
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The film returns for a full run on Friday, March 24
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find...
What can we learn from the animals we love? Jump into these short animated films and find yourself transformed into deer, crocodiles, and herons, oh my! Harmonize...
(Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue)
The animators John and Faith Hubley, married in 1955 and as they started to raise a family, made an agreement to both make a film every year and eat dinner as a family every night. Together, they created animated short films from the 1950s through the 1970s. Their inventive, poetic, seemingly spontaneous animation included the fanciful conversations of their young children and also featured jazz scores from the...
Films are all new, both animated and live action, and from the US, Canada, Latvia, Ireland, Finland, Australia, Argentina, Turkey, Iran, and Mexico
This program was curated from international submissions by Elizabeth Shepherd, Director...
This wide-ranging program tells the stories of Indigenous people throughout North America, including beautifully animated traditional tales, stirring experimental films by young Native filmmakers, an inspiring documentary about a Yup’ik village that comes together for basketball, and the unique history of Yavapai doctor and activist Carlos Montezuma.
Films are all new and from the US, Canada, and Mexico...
'If you're an artist, you can't be a huckster', Faith Hubley
The animators John and Faith Hubley, married in 1955 and as they started to raise a family, made an agreement to both make a film every year and eat dinner as a family every night. Together, they created animated short films from the 1950s through...