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Picture House Film Education for Fall

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The Picture House is offering an array of film education classes for the fall semester. The education program known as ‘The Company,’ geared toward students in grades 3 through 12 provides  learning opportunities in acting, screenwriting, and directing customized by seasoned film industry professionals and teachers. 

 Enrollment is currently open online at or by calling (914) 738-3161 or emailing 


Magical Movie Makers (Ages 3 and 4)

Wednesdays; 12:30 – 1:30pm; Cost – $265

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Discover acting and movie making while bringing stories to life! This class incorporates character creations, music, movement, storyboarding, and camera work. 


Mini Movie Making and Acting (Grades K – 2)

Wednesdays; 3:30 – 4:30pm; Cost – $265

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Like the ‘Magical Movie Makers,’ this class incorporates character creations, costumes, music, movement, storyboarding, and camera work while bringing stories to life. The focus of this class, geared for slightly older children, is on understanding the technique and craft of acting and filmmaking while learning to strengthen individual artistic voices and working as a team to act out short stories. 

Making Movies for Young Directors (Grades 3-5)

Wednesdays; 4:35 – 5:35pm; Cost – $265

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Students use video equipment to make a short film as a class while focusing on the process and technique of filmmaking. Students explore camera exercises, storyboarding, cinematography, directing, and developing their own artistic voice, and gain solid experience working collaboratively. 


Acting for Film and Stage (Grades 3-5)

Wednesdays; 4:35 – 5:35pm; Cost; $265

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

‘The Company’s’ younger actors learn the art of creating characters, explore the wonderful world of improvisation, and discover how to bring their imaginations to life through storytelling and acting. Students strengthen their confidence skills through public speaking and learn to work collaboratively as a company. Students create and film a music video, create a short film inspired by the class, and perform live improvisation on the last day of class. 


Advanced Acting and Directing (Grades 6-8)

Wednesdays 5:40 – 6:40pm; Cost; $265

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Students for this advanced program will have the maturity and the passion to create short films together as a company. We will focus on the techniques of acting, directing, story boarding, and camera skills. Actors and directors will receive separate instruction and then work collectively as a production company.


Evening Film Club (Grades 9 – 12)

Mondays, 6:45 – 8:45pm; October – June; Cost – no charge; enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year-long course is held weekly from October through June in The Picture House’s Screening Room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. 


Improv and Sketch (Grades 9-12)

Mondays, 6:45 – 8:45 pm; Cost; $265

10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8
Explore improvisation, comedy, sketch writing, and performance. Take a deep dive into character creation and development, comedy techniques, and performance.  Work with your counterparts in our high school filmmaking class as you perform for film and live on The Picture House Community Stage.



About The Picture House

Since 1921, The Picture House has served as a cultural center and community hub and is the oldest, continuously running movie theater in Westchester County. Today, after an extensive renovation and the addition of state of the art technology, The Picture House shows the best in new, independent and classic cinema and provides students of all ages with the opportunity to learn about the art, science and business of film. In a world where you can carry a movie screen in your pocket, The Picture House preserves the sense of community, wonder and engagement that has existed since the formation of the first theaters. The Picture House is located at 175 Wolfs Lane,, (914) 738-3161. The Picture House is a community-based, mission-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.



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