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Children's Cinema at the Wisconsin Film Festival

bslf_logoWelcome to Big Screens, Little Folks - feature films and short film programs for children that will inspire and delight. Our Children’s Film series will take your family on a vibrant voyage around the world with intelligent, thought-provoking, and unique films.

Please join us during the Wisconsin Film Festival and at special events throughout the year to experience some of the best children’s short and feature films from around the world on the big screen.

We look forward to meeting the next generation of film enthusiasts!

Big Screens, Little Folks Film Programming

Workshops

stop_motion_wkshpStop Motion Animation Workshop
Limit: 15 (Ages 8+)
Friday, April 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Media Lab | Madison Public Library Central Branch, First Floor
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Saturday, April 16 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Media Lab | Madison Public Library Central Branch, First Floor
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You've seen some stop motion short films at the Wisconsin Film Festival's Big Screens for Little Folks, now come to Madison Public Library's Media Lab to learn the basics of how to you can create your own stop motion animated story!

This workshop is geared towards audiences between the ages of 8-15. 

This is a hands-on workshop with all supplies and equipment provided. Using markers, whiteboards and props, each participate will create their own short stop motion film. Come with an idea for a story you'd like to tell or make one up on the spot.

This workshop will be led by Nate Clark, Madison Public Library's Media Production Instructor and Jaime Vache, Madison Public Library librarian.

These workshops are offered in partnership with the Madison Public Library.


phone_wkshopFilmmaking With Your Phone
Limit: 15 (Ages 8-15)
Friday, April 15 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Media Lab | Madison Public Library Central Branch, First Floor
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You've seen a film or some short films at the Wisconsin Film Festival's Big Screens for Little Folks, now come to Madison Public Library's Media Lab to learn the basic of how you can make your own movie on your smartphone or mobile device!

This workshop is geared towards audiences between the ages of 8-15.

This is a hands-on workshop so each participant should bring a smartphone or mobile device and password to download apps. You will learn how you can easily create your own movie with free apps. This workshop will be led by Nate Clark, Madison Public Library's Media Production Instructor.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Madison Public Library.


to_india_wkshopTo India! To India!
Saturday, April 16 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Children's Room & The Bubbler Room | Madison Public Library Central Branch, Ground Floor
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You've seen The Crow's Egg film at the Wisconsin Film Festival's Big Screens for Little Folks, now come to Madison Public Library's Children's Area and Bubbler for activities and stories celebrating the culture of India.

There will be stories read in both English and Tamil, South Asia Book Award winning books to look at and Indian music to listen to. Decorate a peacock, the National Bird of India and learn how to write your name in Tamil or Hindi. View a sari and learn how they are draped. Get a small henna design and learn about the art of mehndi.

This drop in event is geared towards school age children and their families. Activities are offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival and UW-Madison Center for South Asia.

World Cinema Day

Wednesday, April 20 | 9:30 am | The Barrymore Theatre

World Cinema Day brings high school students and teachers to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for a screening of a high-quality international film with an introduction and discussion led by a UW faculty member or guest. This annual event is held in conjunction with our Festival.

This event is free to high school groups attending with their teachers. Seats are limited, so registration is first-come, first-served. If you are interested in participating, click here to register.

World Cinema Day Film

celestial_camelCelestial Camel (Hебесный Bерблюд)

Narrative | Republic of Kalmykia, Russia, 2015, 90min. | Director: Yuri Feting

In Russian, Mongolian with English subtitles

A diligent sheep herder, 12-year-old Bayir also cares for his family’s two camels, a mother and her calf. Bayir and his siblings revere the light-colored young camel, the birth of which their grandfather declared a good omen, so they’re devastated when their father sells it to pay off a debt. When the calf’s distraught mother flees, Bayir sets out to find both camels amidst an ongoing drought. Embarking on his mission with just a few supplies and an oversized motorcycle, he encounters some helpful allies — and great danger. Bayir is determined to make his family proud, and his story provides the audience with a thought-provoking look into a different way of life.

European Children's Film Association Award 2015

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Special Thanks To:

Campus Partners

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 Center for European Studies Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

UW-Madison Center for South AsiaDepartment of East Asian Languages and LiteratureDepartment of GermanUW-Madison Dutch ProgramWisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC)

In Kind

Helen Appleyard • Augusto Bicalho Roque • Nancy Biniadaki • Brittany House Pictures • Ian Cameron • Children's Film Festival Seattle • Nate Clark • Czech Film Center • Discovery Film Festival, Dundee, Scotland • Daniela Hurabova • Anna Hoffmann • Natalie Labarre, • Vera Lalyko • Madison Public Library • Martin Maj • Anjul Nigam • Gill Paton • Liz Shepard • Mike Tait • Daniel Vadocky • Vienna's International Children's Film Festival • Jaime Vache • Marlies van der Wel • Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor • Melody Wang • Rachel Weiss • Lynn Wells • Wolkenlenker