Bromley Family Film Club is delighted to be hosting its third annual free film festival for local children and families at the fabulous Grade II listed mansion in
Beckenham Place Park.
Everyone is welcome at this one-day celebration of cinema in the community.
Come and enjoy animation workshops, storytelling, arts & crafts activities, a kaleidoscope, food, music and of course a fantastic line-up of films for the whole family!
Places for films and events are allocated on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive early to avoid disappointment!
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS: TIM ALLEN & MONSTER ACADEMY
Bookings are now open for two bespoke workshops. From 11-1pm we have an exclusive stop-motion animation workshop with renowned animator Tim Allen
who worked on Fantastic Mr Fox, Isle of Dogs and lots of other films. This workshop is suitable from children aged 9+. Places are limited to 12 children. Please email: email@example.com for tickets.
From 2pm until 4pm Monster Academy takes over with an introduction to Special Effects Make-Up. On this short workshop children will learn to create their own simple but scarily effective fake wounds, using safe professional modelling wax and plenty of fake blood! You will have lots of fun, go home with plenty of new skills and possibly looking a little worse for wear. This isn't for the feint hearted. This workshop is suitable for children aged 12+.
ARTS & CRAFTSWith the help of our partners ‘Splattermake’ and a number of local artists all visitors can take part in making creatures using natural materials as well as ‘junk’ and bring them to life at our Animation Station
STORYTELLINGOf course, all filmmaking starts with a story. Storytelling is a great art and we are pleased to invite local storyteller Sarah Hall to the festival who will captivate the audience with a specially created tale...
MUSICA key ingredient for a successful film is music, which is the running thread through much of our film programming this year. Even if a film is silent, it still has music to transport us and enhance the story. Not only does music play a key role in many of our films we also have a very special musical treat in store for you. Professional pianist Cyrus Gabrysch will perform a live soundtrack to a classic slapstick movie. Good old-fashioned fun for the whole family! During the breaks more music will be provided by members of the Highfield Choirs singing songs from a wide range of memorable movies. Test your knowledge and see how many titles you can guess!
ZOETROPE WORKSHOPFeeling creative? You can get stuck in with workshop facilitator Laura Kloss, who is returning this year with her amazing giant zoetrope. Make your own spinning zoetrope and learn how to turn still images into moving pictures or have a go at making an animation using Laura’s life-sized version.
OUR FILM PROGRAMME
1. SHORT ANIMATIONS
A selection of animated short films curated by the
London Animation Festival. Suitable for even our youngest film buffs!
Animation station: Our animation station will be open for children to try
out their drawing skills and animate them on available iPads.
Storytelling: Taking inspiration from Mr Fox himself our storytellers will
pop up throughout the day to tell some fantastic tales...
Sun print workshop: blending art with science our sun print workshops
Sun prints are as the name implies, photographic prints using either found
objects or photographs on transparencies that are exposed to sunlight. The
specific paper used produces prints in an elegant cyan colour.
Kaleidoscope: Look through our colourful giant kaleidoscope and work
alongside your child to make a mini kaleidoscope to take home.