In this animated special designed to entertain baseball fans of all ages, Wally the Green Monster springs to life. It’s Wally’s job to get Fenway Park ready for Opening Day, but when he misses the bus and a freak spring snowstorm rolls in, Boston’s annual Spring tradition is almost cancelled. Wally realizes that relying on his team is what he needs to save the day. Special guests will include executive producer Linda Henry as well as WALLY & his sister TESSIE. Attendees will have the opportunity to take photos with the Red Sox mascots, see how many homeruns they can hit in the #SoxVR Home Run Challenge as well as participating in an animation workshop to learn how to draw Wally.
From November 16-18, 2018, families from across Greater Boston will gather at the Somerville Theatre, Lesley University College of Art and Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to celebrate and inspire creativity in today’s youth at the sixth annual Boston International Kids Film Festival.
The mission of the BIKFF is to inspire kids to use the media to tell their own stories while screening some of the best films that independent filmmaking has to offer. Over 50 films have been accepted to this year’s festival, representing 16 countries. There is something for everyone; professionally made feature-length films and documentaries, shorts appropriate for ages 10 and under and short films for middle school students and older. Roughly 40% of the films being screened are student-made, with the producers and directors being 18 years or younger.
Student-made films will be screened on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1:30pm and will be live-judged. Lisa Strout of the MA Film Office has signed on to be a judge and a number of other invitations to prominent members of the filmmaking community are pending.
All screenings are open to the public and tickets can be purchased at http://bikff.org/
“The Boston International Kids Film Festival is all about kids. In a city that provides ample opportunity for adults to watch independently-made feature films and documentaries, we wanted to create an event geared specifically towards middle and high school students and their families,” said Laura Azevedo, executive director of Filmmakers Collaborative, the festival’s presenter. “The student-made films are particularly fun to watch. The stories are as varied as the filmmakers and the skill level of the producer/directors have a broad range, but their voices are proud and brave and we are happy to magnify them.”