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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 »


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 »


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 »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

This summer’s Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute was an inspiring three days of learning, sharing, and media exploration. 24 teachers gained the training and resources they need to bring viewing and creating media into their classrooms.

The days were divided between | more »


High School Student Critic Review - The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, tells the interesting story of Parvana and her life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Living in poverty, Parvana and her injured father frequent the market to sell what little they have. Despite their living conditions, the family is | more »


Behind the Scenes: Storyville Game Design

Once a year, Storyville students get the chance to create their very own board game. The 1st and 2nd graders in this class do practically all the work involved (the only thing I do is to bring all their artwork together in the finished product) from agreeing on a concept, | more »