To highlight the diverse creative talent of Westchester’s teens, The Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation, The Picture House and Westchester County are presenting the 2014 Future Filmmakers Film Festival on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at The Picture House in Pelham. Drawing students from across the County, the Future Filmmakers Festival is a day-long event spotlighting short films from narrative, documentary, comedy, drama and musical categories, wholly created and produced by Westchester County high school students. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony when the “Chester” – Westchester’s Oscar – will be awarded to the top three film submissions. Festival submission guidelines require that students attend either an accredited Westchester County high school or bona fide County film program. Films cannot exceed 10 minutes and must be rated PG.


The Future Filmmakers Festival made its debut at The Picture House in 2009. After a short hiatus, while the historic theater underwent extensive renovations, the Festival returned with enthusiastic reception to The Picture House in 2013.


“We are so excited to be partnering with The Picture House and Westchester County for our third Future Filmmakers Festival,” said Dale Hisiger, Executive Director of the Matthew S. Hisiger Film Foundation and long-standing Board Member of The Picture House. “The Picture House’s strong education programs provide people of all ages with the opportunity to experience the art of cinema in a whole new way. And the Future Filmmakers Festival is yet another extension of this vibrant programming.”


Tickets will be available online at and at The Picture House box office on the day of the event; cost is $7/adults, $3/students, children under 5/free.


On Sunday, April 27, free parking is available on the street and at the Pelham Train station which is within walking distance of The Picture House.