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February 22, 2024

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Bellingham Children's Film Festival Coming March 16 and 17 To Pickford Film Center

All over the world, filmmakers are crafting works of exhilarating imagination and creativity – just for kids! Pickford Film Center presents the 2024 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival March 16 and 17, 2024.

Event Details:

Festival Name: Bellingham Children’s Film Festival 2024
Dates: Saturday, March 16th-17th, 2024
Location: Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Bellingham, WA
Website: https://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/bellingham-childrens-film-festival/  

Program Details:

WARM AND FUZZY (All ages)

Saturday, March 16th at 11:45 AM

Sunday, March 17th at 10:00 AM

This colorful collection of animated all-ages films will leave you feeling delicious! Enjoy vibrant colors, furry friends, and adventures fit for the whole family! Most films are non-verbal but feel free to read the limited subtitles aloud.

Hello! (Dakyoung Lee, 2023, Republic of Korea, 2 min, in Korean with English subtitles)

Battery Mommy (Seungbae Jeon, Republic of Korea, 2023, 9 min, in Korean with English subtitles)

Little Fan (Sveta Yuferova & Shad Lee Bradbury, Germany, 2023, 5 min, nonverbal)

Choo-Choo (Yewon Lee, Republic of Korea, 2022, 4 min, nonverbal)

Master of Hide and Seek (Hsing-Fang Lin, Taiwan, 2022, 3 min, in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles)

Hug Me (Yunjeong Jeong, Republic of Korea, 2023, 7 min, nonverbal)

The Chameleon (Pim ter Braak, Netherlands, 2022, 2 min, nonverbal)

Bloom In (Avery Robinson Rouda, US, 2023, 4 min, in English)

Weiqi Fantasy (Yuanru Liu, China, 2023, 1 min, nonverbal)

Cake Ballad (Meike Fehre, Germany, 2022, 4 min, in German with English subtitles)

Colorful (Jae-hyeon Cha & Byeong-hyeon Hwang, Republic of Korea, 2021, 9 min, in English)

SURROUNDED BY SYMPHONIES (All ages)

Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 AM

If you listen, music is all around. Symphonies surround us every day. Allow these beautiful films to take you on a sound journey. Most films are non-verbal but feel free to read the limited subtitles aloud.

I Hear You Singing (Charlotte Sophie Blacker, United Kingdom, 2023, 2 min, in English)

The Sound Collector - Float Your Boat (Chris Tichborne, United Kingdom, 2023, 5 min, in English)

JoJo - A Toad Musical (Chelsea J Jolly, US, 2022, 9 min, in English)

Goro Goro (Ryotaro Sawada & Agatha Tiara Christa, US, 2023, 3 min, in English)

Feathers and Whispers (Hélène Ducrocq, France, 2023, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

Adventurer's Lullaby (Nari Hong, Korea, 2021, 4 min, in Korean with English subtitles)

Musical Socks (Ana Horvat, Croatia, 2023, 11 min, in Croatian with English subtitles)

Make It Myself (Mélissa Smith, US, 2023, 4 min, in English)

Hard as a Rock (Yehong Jin, Yejin Jeong & Haye Choi, Korea, 2023, 8 min, nonverbal)

Mind of You (Tobias Schmücking, Germany, 2023, 4 min, nonverbal)

Le Château des Chats (Ottilie Collingridge, United Kingdom, 2023, 3 min, nonverbal)

Town Hall Square (Christian Kaufmann, Germany, 2023, 9 min, in English)


MARY POPPINS: SING-ALONG (Rated G)

Sunday, March 17th at 11:30 AM

A very special sing-along screening of Disney’s Mary Poppins lead by the Bellingham High School Showstoppers!

Co-presented by BAAY.

In addition to the screenings, the festival will feature a visit from the Bellingham Play Library, where kids and parents can engage in hands-on learning and play in the theater’s lobby in between or before screenings. 

The Bellingham Children's Film Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of Fairhaven Pediatrics. 


Founded in 1998, the Pickford Film Center serves the Whatcom community by screening independent films 365 days a year, producing and presenting the annual Doctober film festival, the Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, numerous film series and special events. The Pickford offers free documentary film showings to all Whatcom middle schools through Doc-ED and partners with students and schools for many other events during the year.

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