We Value Our Community.

Light House Studio worked with 68 schools and non-profit organizations in the Charlottesville area in the last year. Keep it REEL (KIR) is our on-site, after-school program that teaches filmmaking workshops to youth in neighborhoods throughout our community. Since 2003, KIR has helped young people voice their opinions and ideas to the wider community and to build friendships across difference. We believe filmmaking is a way to build creative confidence, technical skills, and relationships, and that every child should have access to that no matter their background or ability to pay.


Take a look at some of our community films, like “Changing the Narrative” made with Black Male Achievement and “Nosotros” made by the Latinx Club at Albermarle High School.


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See a collection of films that highlight the diversity of our projects and showcase the talent of the students that have taken our workshops.

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Light House Studio partners with 50+ nonprofits and organizations each year. See our full list of partners from over the years.

Our Partners