If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
For those events that animation fans appreciate.
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The International Children's Media Center (ICMC) is dedicated to promoting media literacy and engagement for children growing up in a modern, screen-filled age. The ICMC curates and produces a number of festivals and events including:
BAMKids Film Festival 2012 – Now in its 14th year the BKFF sells out 3-4 weeks in advance at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music. The BKFF attracts NY Times press and eight thousand children in two days! Shorts and features for ages 2-11. February 2-5
ICFilmFest 2011-2012 – This unique festival will bring international short films to underserved schools throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Includes screenings in ICMC media education programs. Ages 2-14.
My First Media – A multi-week program of select short films screened with curriculum for preschools, elementary schools. Ages 2-9.
In 1975 our Executive Director co-Founded Facets Multimedia and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival and served as Artistic Director there until 2009 before starting the ICMC in January 2010.
The BAMKids Film Festival (BKFF) offers the following prestigious awards:
BAMmie for Best Short Film for Ages 2—5
BAMmie for Best Animated Short
BAMmie for Best Live Action Short
BAMmie for Best Feature Film
Open to the public - Films may be submitted electronically if you can provide a full copy online to download and view in its entirety.
Please Indicate if children were the primary filmmakers.
Completion of an entry form available through firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for each individual film submission.
If accepted, you will need to provide a 35mm print (necessary for all feature films) or a high quality DVD NTSC of your film together with promotional photos at 300 DPI or higher.
Free before June 1st
$60 per short (under 40 minutes) and $100 per feature
Some fee waivers are available through email@example.com
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