Pre-register and get notified via email when films become available!

Kick back as a family and watch films for, by, and about kids! Enjoy a hand-selected collection of shorts films from the Boston International Kids Film Festival. Register below to enjoy free access to films. The virtual cinema will be viewable from April 16 through April 25.

Short films are for ages 10 and younger and total runtime is roughly 1-hour long. 

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About BIKFF 

Filmmakers Collaborative created the Boston International Kids Film Festival 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! The BIKFF highlights the talent of independent filmmakers everywhere while inspiring young people to share their own stories with the world. FC Academy provides filmmaking classes — after school, during the summer and throughout school vacation weeks for middle school students who want to flex their creative muscles and learn the art of filmmaking. 

Short Films Program 

Running time: 69 minutes total 
In English or with subtitles 
For ages 10 and younger

FC Academy Promo
3 minutes

Matt Aaron Krinsky, United States, 7 minutes

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, United States, 8 minutes

Tough Guy
Monika Dalman, Canada, 3 minutes

Space Bears
Mike Schleif, United States, 10 minutes

Hands On: Esme Gets a Job
Adam Cote, United States, 7 minutes

Mogu and Perol
Tsuneo Goda, Japan, 8 minutes

doctor of monster
Gustavo Teixeira, Brazil, 11 minutes

The Peak
Mayumi Tachikawa, Japan, 5 minutes

Perfect Project
Pete Denomme, Canada, 7 minutes


April Play Date

Join us at the upcoming Virtual Play Date: Contemporary Practices in Animation + Filmmaking on April 24. Learn and make art with contemporary artists specializing in these practices! Learn more

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Visiting the ICA?

The museum is open! Timed tickets are required and are available for April. While in-person family programs are currently suspended, we recommend printing one of these downloadable Art Lab activities before your visit. Try: Conversation Starters + Slow Art Day for exercises in exploring and looking at art! Reserve tickets

Your support helps keeps programs like this – both virtual and in-person – free and accessible in this time of uncertainty. If you are able, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time gift to support the ICA. 

ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.