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Cloning Activity

Activity: Cloning

App: Ghost Lens


Overview:

Ever wanted to know what it would be like clone yourself multiple times and do fun things together? Here’s your chance to experiment with one of JBFC Kids' popular activities, "Multiple Me," where we use the technique known as "split | more »


Viewing: Eleanor's Secret

Eleanor’s Secret

78 min. 2009. France. English (Dubbed). NR.

Recommended Age: 6+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Eleanor’s Secret is right for your child.

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


Synopsis:

In a dusty old attic, Nat discovers a magical library | more »


Film Challenge: Take a Shot

Image Film Challenge #2: Take a Shot!WEEK: 6/25 - 7/1

Challenge posted Thursday, June 24; Film Challenge #2 submissions due Monday, June 29 by 5:00 pm.

Congratulations to last week's Film Challenge winner David Sapp, whose film You Got Framed wowed the judges! Click HERE to watch | more »


Viewing: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower102 min. 2017. Japan. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Mary and the Witch’s Flower is right for your child.

Streaming: Netflix, Rent/Buy: Amazon, YouTube, GooglePlay


Synopsis:

From Studio Ponoc, the | more »


Viewing: Taking Flight

Taking Flight


6 min. 2017. USA. English. NR.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: YouTube (Free), Kanopy (Free)


Synopsis:

What begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over supervised, boring day with Grandpa, turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and | more »


Viewing: Dhanak (Rainbow)

Dhanak (Rainbow)

106 min. 2015. India. Hindi. PG.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Netflix


Synopsis:

A movie-loving 10-year-old girl and her blind younger brother trek to meet Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan for help in getting the boy an eye operation.


Why JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara | more »


Viewing: Hair Love

Hair Love


7 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.


Why | more »


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 »


Viewing: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales


80 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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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 »