Education Blog

High School Filmmaking Opportunities

High school film fans have plenty to choose from this Winter/Spring semester at the JBFC! With a variety of topics to choose from, young filmmakers and filmmaker hopefuls can both find a perfect fit.

Workshops and Courses

Students learn the step-by-step process of filmmaking and | more »


Liyana and the Healing Power of Storytelling

“It is our story and there are no right answer or wrong answers, only good ideas.”

This is how Gcina Mhlope, an acclaimed children’s book writer and activist, sets the tone for the storytelling workshop that five orphaned African children from Swaziland are journeying into.

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Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.

Courses @ the Lab

Registration is open for Winter/Spring programs for kids, teens, and adults. Learners of all ages and experience levels can find the right fit for them, with a wide | more »


December Family Saturdays @ the Lab: Sound and Music!

Escape from the cold and join us Dec. 1 for Family Saturdays @ the Lab! Drop into the Media Arts Lab anytime from 10:30am-12:30pm for FREE, hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy.

This month’s event features three stations inspired by sound and music:

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Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: RBG

Last week, we welcomed high school students from Pleasantville High School, Peekskill High School, and White Plains High School to a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event screening of the documentary RBG, a delightful and surprising portrait of an extraordinary woman and an | more »


Teacher Reflections on Image, Sound, and Story

High school ELA teacher Patrick Taylor attended the JBFCImage, Sound, and StoryTeacher Professional Development last month. Here is his reflection on the professional development experience and the impact the curriculum is already having in his classroom.

It is difficult to know | more »


Classroom to Screening Room Special Event: Science Fair

Last week we welcomed high school students from Ossining High School, Pawling High School, and Yorktown High School for a Classroom to Screening Room Special Event of Science Fair. This documentary follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate | more »


College Night at the JBFC

Last week we welcomed the high school students in our Creators’ Co-op filmmaking community, as well as prospective students, to College Night, where they had a chance to hear from the Creative Culture filmmaking fellows about their myriad undergrad experiences studying film.

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Celebrating Art House Theater Day at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Sunday, Sept. 23 was Art House Theater Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in the community. To celebrate, the Jacob Burns Film Center organized a family event to celebrate both viewing and creating media.

We featured two sets of | more »


Save the Date! Family Saturdays @ the Lab

Family Saturdays @ the Lab are back! Mark your calendars for Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 for these free events featuring imaginative, hands-on, media-making activities for the whole family.

This year we are introducing a new time: 10:30am-12:30pm, with members at the Film Family level and | more »