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Happy Earth Day! Today we have two short films to share. The first, 3 Seconds, is for older students and adults – it’s a powerful message with strong images. As we celebrate Earth Day, we also celebrate Poetry Month, and this film beautifully combines spoken word with a message about the role we play in the [...]

WARNING: SCARY MOVIE! This short film is for our scary movie fans in middle school or above. So many of our students love to watch and make scary movies, and this short is an excellent example of how you can make something genuinely scary with minimal effects. There is no blood, no violence, no gore, and no [...]

Part music video, part documentary, today’s short film follows Lil Buck through the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, marking the opening of the Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. As Lil Buck interprets the art on display through dance, the camera follows along, mimicking his smooth style and providing a frame for the dancer, [...]

Today’s film is called The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse, an animated short film from France. In this film, we meet a quartet of woodland creatures, and watch their relationships unfold. (Fair warning for our youngest viewers, there is a scary moment in the middle of the film, but hang in there!) [...]

Last week we introduced TPH Education At Home, sharing some of the short films we use in our filmmaking classes at The Picture House, along with suggested discussion questions and activities. These are a great way to provide a little arts enrichment in your “school at home” day, as inspiration for a writing assignment, or [...]

We’re sharing with you another “arts break” activity for your day. This is a beautiful, short documentary for all ages called He Who Dances on Wood. In this film, we meet Fred Nelson, and learn about his discovery of dance and how he finds joy in the rhythm of it. With a dramatic style, this [...]

Over the next several days and weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the short films we use in our filmmaking classes at The Picture House, along with suggested discussion questions and activities. You can use these as a way to provide a little arts enrichment in your “school at home” day, as inspiration for a [...]