From “Annie: It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” directed by Josh Seftel
There are way too many wonderful films to mention them all here, so instead I direct you to the festival website: bikff.org. Here you will also find the schedule and see how we have built in opportunities for networking (opening reception, Dinner with the Directors, lots of Q&A time, and a wrap party). This is one of the highlights of the festival for me: seeing young people with great ideas meet other directors, and begin to see how they can tell their own unique stories in a visual way.
When you’re browsing our website, please also look at the trailer from last year’s festival, which was put together by another talented teen, 15-year-old Ethan Proia. His mother contacted our office looking for opportunities for him, and when we found out that he could edit we immediately put him to work! Here you see him working with veteran editor Peter Rhodes on the trailer. Ethan also created the “cell phones off” bumper that you will see at the head of every block of films in the festival.