Welcome to a weekend of workshops and screenings of family-friendly films, both professionally and student-made, hailing from countries that span the globe!

Filmmakers Collaborative created the BIKFF in 2013 with a goal of showing kids that making a film can be a powerful way to tell a story, express your emotions, state a point of view and (more importantly) to have fun!

By screening amazing student-made films from around the world while at the same time offering these young filmmakers a look at professionally-made films created just for them, we are enabling the next generation of filmmakers to realize the power and potential of media.

The young filmmakers that participate in FC Academy, 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.

Combine all that with hands-on workshops on filmmaking and stop-motion animation meetups and you are in for an event that families of Greater Boston will be enjoying for years to come!

Best Film ( filmmaker ages 18 and over)
Best Foreign Language Film ( filmmakers of all ages)
Best Student Film ( filmmaker ages 18 and under)
Best Student Documentary ( filmmaker ages 18 and under)
Audience Choice Award (filmmakers of all ages)
The Peggy Charren Award for Excellence ( filmmakers of all ages)

All films must be family friendly. Any films containing inappropriate language will not be screened.

Over 90% of the films screened will be short films (20 minutes and under). The feature film category (films over 30 minutes) will be a highly competitive category, so please use that to your discretion when submitting your work.

Awards given in the "Student Film" categories will be for those filmmakers in middle or high school at the time of production.

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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Claire Paoletti

    Very happy to have been selected by the festival even if we're enable to attend due to the Covid-19. We were lucky enough to win the Best Animation Prize with "Shooom's Odyssey". Thanks again to all the festival team !

    December 2021
  • ROOPAL KEWALYA

    Seamless communication and well-organised. We were also delighted to receive the Best Foreign Language Film, 2021 for our film, THE FLYMAN. Hope to participate again next year.

    November 2021
  • Ava Bounds

    Super Festival with a wide ranging selection of great films made by young people. It's so good to have a platform to screen our films. Will be sure to re-submit next year. THANK YOU BOSTON

    November 2021
  • Carmen Morrow

    We had a wonderful experience being a part of BIKFF! Thank you!

    November 2021
  • Everyone at BIKFF makes you feel welcome and it's a great event to meet other filmmakers in the New England area. Highly recommended!

    November 2020