Film Festival


From Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th The Picture House will present the fifth annual Westchester International Children’s Film Festival (WICFF) once again bringing the best new films from around the world for ages 3 through 18 to Westchester, the Bronx, and Connecticut. For the fifth year in a row, the WICFF is sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Highlights of the festival include the critically-acclaimed Australian film Storm Boy starring Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney, an advance screening of the French animated film Dilili in Paris, prize-winning and audience favorite shorts including a celebration of Dutch animation, and the British live action film, Swallows and Amazons. On Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. The Picture House will roll out the red carpet for its youngest filmmakers at its annual Student Showcase. The showcase offers Picture House students, their friends, and families the opportunity to show off their talent and see their recent works come to life on the big screen in the Main Hall.

The WICFF will once again coincide with Pelham’s annual Wolfs Walk street festival taking place on Wolfs Lane between The Picture House and Boulevard on Saturday, September 7th. The 2nd Annual Wolfs Walk will feature live music, artisanal food and drink, and a highly curated selection of artists and vendors. TPH’s Satellite Film Lab, located at 253 Wolfs Lane, will be open from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a selection of Pop-in, Movie-making Workshops for students of all ages. Then at 7:30 p.m. the festival’s Retro Spotlight will feature the classic film The Neverending Story. Free babysitting services will be available at the screening for Picture House members at the Family level or higher.

Tickets to the Westchester International Children’s Film Festival are $12/general admission, $6/members, $10/students and seniors for individual screenings. A Family Pass (good for a family of four) to all the screenings is available for $125/ $115 for members. Additional family members can be added for $10/each. Tickets are available at or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

WICFF Weekend Film Schedule


Main Hall:
Kids Flick One  – 4:00 pm
Dutch Animated Celebration – 5:30 pm
Storm Boy – 7:30 pm*
Be The Dream – 9:15 pm

Screening Room:
Kids Flick Two – 4:00 pm
Viva Kid Flicks – 5:15 pm
Kids Flick One – 6:40 pm
Kids Flick Two – 7:50 pm
Through the Rainbow – 9:15 pm

Main Hall
Dutch Animated Celebration – 12:30 pm
Be the Dream – 2:00 pm
Through the Rainbow – 3:30 pm
Kids Flick One – 5:00 pm
Kids Flick Two – 6:10 pm
The NeverEnding Story – 7:30 pm *
Through the Rainbow – 9:20 pm

Screening Room
Kids Flick One – 10:00 am
Kids Flick Two – 11:10 am
Viva Kids Flicks – 12:35 pm
Dutch Animated Celebration – 2:00 pm
Be the Dream – 3:25 pm
Viva Kid Flicks – 5:00 pm
Through the Rainbow – 6:00 pm
Be the Dream – 7:30 pm
Be the Dream – 8:50 pm

Main Hall
Kids Flick One – 10:00 am
Kids Flick Two – 11:10 am
Dutch Animated Celebration – 12:40 pm
Dilili in Paris – 3:00 pm*
Kids Flick One – 5:00 pm
Kids Flick Two – 6:10 pm
Swallows and Amazons – 7:30 pm*
Dutch Animated Celebration – 9:20 pm

Screening Room
Be the Dream – 10:00 am
Viva Kids Flicks – 11:25am
Be the Dream – 12:45pm
Through the Rainbow – 2:15pm
Viva Kids Flicks– 3:45pm
Through the Rainbow – 5:10pm
Be the Dream – 6:35pm
Through the Rainbow – 8:10pm