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BFF's Cameras for Kids Program

Coming Soon!

In an attempt to provide access to quality cinematic equipment, which will allow the young minds in our state the chance to express themselves through film and learn about filmmaking, BFF is launching our Camera for Kids Program.

This program will provide a suite of cinematic equipment to one (1) junior high or high school class/organization. We hope to establish this as an annual tradition for our Festival and for Idaho. 

We believe that filmmaking is an excellent source of creative expression for our youth and intend to bridge the gap by providing access to the resources to learn from in Idaho. Details, rules, regulations and the application process will be announced in the fall of 2016. Please check back for further information or subscribe to our mailing list here.

Do you want to get involved? Or maybe you have an idea of how to better our programs or how else to reach out within the community and inspire great films? Email us today:

#BFF2016 : The Director's Cut Screening

During #BFF2016, we partnered with The Director's Cut to showcase local youth films made in their reel film and stop motion animation summer camps during July 2016. 

The Director’s Cut is a North America wide digital film and media literacy program that promotes project collaboration for youth between the ages of 6-14 using engaging curriculum while teaching the fundamentals of filmmaking. They offer experiential, hands-on learning opportunities surrounding film and storytelling in an ever changing digital world. Their programs offer step-by-step how-to’s from pre-production to post production. The Director's Cut promotes digital content production opportunities in schools, camps and after school workshops and week-long film camps during the summer break.

Given that The Director's Cut recently opened up their Boise location, we will be partnering with them in an effort to further their mission (and ours) of encouraging the engagement of young people in collaboration and the sharing of ideas through digital storytelling. We will be showcasing the “best of” films from this summer's camps and invite the young filmmakers and their families to see their movies "on the big screen" in front of a local audience. This will not only reinforce their imagination and creativity as filmmakers, but also showcase all the hard work they did this summer. Check out the BFF2016 Yearbook for more information.