Education Blog

Viewing: Hair Love

Hair Love7 min. 2019. USA. English. G.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: YouTube (Free)


Synopsis:

Hair Love, an Oscar-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.


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2020 Summer Film Challenge Series

The JBFC has made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 JBFC Summer Camp programs, encompassing the Viewing and Doing and On the Set experiences beginning June 29-August 14. Our decision follows Governor Cuomo’s announcement of no in-person summer school in New York State. We | more »


Viewing: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales80 min. 2017. France. English Dubbed. G.

Recommended Age: 6+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is right for your child.

Streaming: Hoopla Digital (Free), Rent/Purchase: Amazon,YouTube,GooglePlay


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Soundscape Activity

Activity: Soundscape

App: iMovie

Film and animations not only have visuals, but they also rely on SOUND to bring the story world to life. Filmmakers will bring in people to specifically create and add sounds in separate audio tracks. This process of adding sound to a film after it’ | more »


How to Find Free Media Resources on the Web

How to Find Free Media Resources on the Web

Over the years at the Burns we have run many courses, the majority focused on filmmaking. While we try to create as much as we can in-house with our students, there are often situations where we need to include other artists' work to | more »


Viewing: Herman's Heart

Herman’s Heart

8 min. 2015. Norway. No Dialogue. NR.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: YouTube (Free),Amazon Prime (Free)


Synopsis:

Herman lives in peaceful harmony with his teddy bear inside a large tree surrounded by a beautiful garden. One night an unexpected, and for Herman, | more »


Viewing: The Nightingale (Ye Ying)

The Nightingale (Ye Ying/Le promeneur d'oiseau)101 min. 2013. China. Mandarin. NR

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Kanopy (Free)Rent: Vudu, YouTube, iTunes, GooglePlay


Synopsis:

Due to a schedule mishap, young Ren is yanked out of her comfortable city home of Beijing and left with her | more »


Film Review Activity

Film Review Activity

Write or film your own film review just like a movie critic! Use the questions listed below to help get your opinions and observations in order.


Select a film to watch. For inspiration, check out JBFC Kids: At Home Viewing List. Watch the film!After the film is | more »

Viewing: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox87 min. 2009. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Fantastic Mr. Fox is right for your child.

Streaming:Rent/PurchaseAmazon, YouTube, iTunes


Synopsis:

Up on a hill, in a base of tree, Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a | more »


Educator Film Guides

The JBFC Education staff has been working closely with our educator community during this trying time. One of the biggest requests that we have gotten is suggestions for films to watch and discuss with their students. Answering your call, we've created a few Educator Discussion | more »