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Burns Film Challenge 2019

A character must discover a fact about themselves that they never knew about.There must be a shot with a mirror, where a character sees their reflection.One of these two quotes must be included: “Be careful what you wish for…it just might come true” or “I wish I could do it all | more »


A Busy Month for Education at the JBFC!

May was a busy month for education programs at the JBFC! From off-site events to film premieres to educator engagement, this month was the perfect window into the varied work our education programs do all year long.

May 11: White Plains Youth Bureau STEAM Fair

The JBFC hosted a | more »


Explore Green Screens at this Month’s Family Saturday!

Where can you ride a dinosaur, make yourself disappear, and take your own characters anywhere in the world? At Family Saturdays @ the Lab!

Join us April 6, anytime from 10:30-12:30, for hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy, all inspired by the magic of green screen | more »


Media Arts Lab Events - CANCELLED 3.2.19

WEATHER UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, March 2, 2018

Due to weather conditions all programs at the Media Arts Lab are CANCELLED for Saturday, March 2. Family Saturdays @ the Lab will be rescheduled for March 9 from 10:30am-12:30pm. | more »


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.

The | more »


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:

Experiment with | more »


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 »