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Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) – 14 minutes/Canada/English
Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) – 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) – 7 minutes/UK/English
A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) – 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue
The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) – 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue


Sweet […]

Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action


Directors: Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun
Producers: Yael Abecassis, Hilel Rozman, Pablo Mehler Co-writer: Tom Shoval
Production: Cassis Films (Israel), Divine Productions (France)

Synopsis: Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

Directors’ […]

February Movie Making Camp @TPH: Night at the Museum

February Vacation — Night at the Museum Movie  Making Camp (Grades K–5)

2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20

Half day (9:00 – 12:00), $75 (daily rate) or $300 (weekly rate)

Full day (9:00 – 3:00), $120 (daily rate) or $395 (weekly rate)

Take characters from this favorite movie, or create some new ones and together we will make our own […]

Classes for Adults @TPH

Adult Classes@TPH
Adult Screenwriting

Taught by Mimi Steinberg

3 week intensive, Sundays 2pm-4pm,  1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 $200

In this course, we will develop your ideas for a screenplay or take your existing screenplay and guide you to create a well-plotted story with three dimensional characters and sharp dialogue.  We will also read Academy Award-winning scripts and discuss […]

Stephanie Schleicher


Stephanie Schleicher is a freelance filmmaker/editor with ten years of experience teaching young people how to harness their creative power.  She has taught film, animation and editing at the Pelham Picture House, Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Pelham Art Center, Croton Academy of Arts, the MidWestchester JCC, […]

Paul Urcioli



Paul Urcioli

Paul is an actor, director and producer.  He is currently producing the film Phoenix (directed by Amy Redford) and is in pre-production for The Reynolds.

Film roles include:  The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Adult Beginners, Shelter, Thanks for Sharing, Morning Glory, 3 Backyards.  TV: Blue Bloods, The Americans, The Blacklist, […]

Beth Manspeizer


Beth Manspeizer
Beth is responsible for the vision and design of the Education Program at The Picture House, where she is the Director of Education Programs. Beth brings a wealth of experience as a film and stage teacher, as well as an actor and director. Among her teaching accomplishments, Beth has taught acting, directing, and […]

Force Majeure

A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is […]

Top Five

Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous […]


The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who’s campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends […]