Film and Media After School Programs in NYC and Boston

Bridging Technology and creativity with hands-on, child-led programming


Filmmaking, Animation, and Media Classes for Children Ages 5 to 15.

The Cinemakidz after school program is a hands on maker experience designed to provide children with the opportunity to explore the art of film and animation.  An afternoon with us opens up opportunities to build, create, act, design props, explore storytelling, utilize technology, and most importantly express oneself creatively.  Included in our program are the basic tenants of STEM: planning, exploring options, making repairs, and finishing your work, while fostering self-reliance, problem solving, confidence and creativity.  CinemaKidz offers after school classes in partnership with schools and organizations in the New York City and Greater Boston Region, as well as after school classes directly to families in New York.

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After School Classes in New York City

Fall 2023 class schedule coming soon!

Get creative with CinemaKidz after school! After School classes are offered both in partnership with schools and organizations, as well as directly through CinemaKidz. Classes run between 8 - 12 sessions, and classes range from 1 hours to 3 hours in length.

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Private Group After School & Weekend Classes

In-home and Outdoor options

Want to organize a private group class for your child and their friends? Does your child want to learn the ins and outs of moviemaking or other creative media forms? We offer in-home and outdoor after school classes with a customized curriculum to fit the interests of the participants. CinemaKidz provides all the necessary equipment to run a successful class, lead by a professional educator and team member. Please email to inquire about options.

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Private Virtual Classes

Bring the learning home

Bring CinemaKidz classes to the comfort of your own home, offered to children throughout the country and for a variety of time zones. Small, live, interactive classes teaching real film, animation, and media skills children can continue to work on beyond just the class.

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School Partnerships

In-school Workshops & After School Courses

CinemaKidz partners with schools & programs throughout New York City and Greater Boston to bring a wide variety of STEAM and technology-based after school classes and media workshops to students in grades K through 8. From filmmaking and animation to puppetry and cooking show classes, we have a class that will fit your community! Get in touch for more details!

Have an idea for a special class or workshop you’d like CinemaKidz to facilitate?


We can customize a class to fit the needs of your community.

Winter 2024 After School Classes in NYC



Outdoors in Prospect Park ~ 3rd Street & PPW

BKI near Barclays Center ~ 38 Lafayette Avenue

Offering a variety of weekly classes ranging in topics from animation to special effects moviemaking.  Programs for ages 7 – 14, children are grouped by age.  CinemaKidz provides all the equipment and creative materials necessary for an engaging awesome class.  Offering local school pickups, please inquire regarding availability.


Arrival to Classes

Classes are 1.5 hours long, with an arrival period of 20 minutes for those coming from afar. Classes include an optional 30 minute extended window for additional childcare.  Space is extremely limited, so sign up now!


Also offering private pod options!  

Create a customized after school class and schedule for you and your friends, held at a convenient location for you and the group.

Some of Our Popular After School Class Programs

Filmmaking Courses

Offering film classes for grades K - 8. Children become Directors, Filmmakers and Movie-stars as they work together to make movies. Kids utilize professional equipment, lights and green screens, as they plan, shoot, write and edit projects ranging from music videos to silent and scripted films.

Animation Courses

CinemaKidz animation classes are hands-on, creative, and collaborative, Children utilize a variety of materials to build props , characters, and fantastical mini movie sets to feature in stop- motion animation films. We also offer computer animation classes, and bring all the necessary equipment to run an engaging class.

TV Production

This class is excellent for children in grades 2 - 8. Participants learn how to produce a tv show as they create an original series—planning art direction, storyboarding, filming, and editing several episodes.


Come play with your food at CinemaKidz! Kids will plan, write, film, and edit an original Cooking Show! Kids head to the test kitchen to try our and experiment with fun recipes including vegetarian sushi, molecular gastronomy, and more.

Special Effects

This class focuses on the tricks and effects in movies. Participants experiment with the medium and a variety of techniques to create original films.


CinemaKidz offers some very unique after school classes that combine film and hands-on crafts! In this course, children build their very own puppet and learn all about voice acting and storytelling as they make a movie using their puppets!

Learn More About CinemaKidz After School Classes

What makes Our Program Special 

  • Technology Made Easy

    Kids utilize a wide variety of technology, professional equipment, and practice using various software programs. Children gain value skills while learning in a fun, dynamic atmosphere

  • Practice Collaboration

    Working in groups, children practice teamwork and compromise. Children have the opportunity to be director and utilize important leadership skills.

  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Kids lead the creative process and make the projects from start to finish. Our teachers provide the tools, and guide children through finding the answers to challenges as they arise

  • Building Literacy Skills

    Children learn basic storytelling skills, both reading and writing scripts throughout the class

  • Creative Expression

    We focus on the creative process of filmmaking, and try not to bog children down with the technical stuff. Kids learn to utilize a new tool to express their voice.

  • Showcasing Student Work

    Classes end with a film festival for parents, and sometime the school.

Over 40 Partner Schools in the 5 boroughs & Greater Boston 


Thanks for your interest in CinemaKidz! 

Send us a message and we'll get back to you soon! 

Or give us a call at 347-699-6401