We live in a media-saturated world. There are over 2 billion people online and over 2 trillion webpages. On YouTube alone there are 8 years worth of videos available at the click of a mouse. Media literacy and skills have never been more essential. That is why we created the Boston International Kids Film Festival– to help young people learn to use the media so that it doesn’t use them. But it is even more than that! It is a year-round media literacy initiative that will empower the next generation of filmmakers to realize the power and potential of visual storytelling.
Thank you to all who helped to make the 2013 BIKFF such a success!
Congratulations to the 2013 Festival Award Winners:
Best Feature: “Amka and the 3 Golden Rules”, Babar Ahmed, Mongolia
Best Documentary: “Jahmol’s Vision for Youth Peace”, Tony Bennis, USA
Best International: “The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain”, Gui Pereria, Brazil
Best Short: “Connect”, Cory Carpenter, USA
Audience Choice: “Everybody Has an Accent, So Why is Mine a Problem”, Books of Youth Hope, USA