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Lab Spotlight

FREE Film Screening for High School Students 6/2!

Join us on Friday, June 2 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Catch Me If You Can (2002).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. The JBFC believes that Catch Me If You Can is suitable for viewing and | more »


JBFC Teaching Assistant Kerry LeVielle Debuts New Film

The JBFC is proud to share a new short film written and directed by Kerry LeVielle, a long-time Teaching Assistant for JBFC's Education Department. Kerry provided the following synopsis for the film, entitledHer Natural Crown:"A mother struggles with her self image after | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 5/5!

Join us on Friday, May 5 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Little Miss Sunshine is suitable for | more »


Introducing Reginald Altidor: Spring 2017 Emerging Artist Fellow

Often, when I hear stories about directors and their journeys of becoming filmmakers, it begins with the first movie that inspired them to create their own. When I think back, it wasn’t a particular movie that started my process. Growing up as kid in New Rochelle, I spent a lot | more »


Introducing Ariel Noltimer Strauss: Spring 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow

Hi! I’m Ariel. If you’re reading this, you’re on the Jacob Burns website (I presume) and I’m super excited to announce that I am the new Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow (long title = importance), which means I get to make a project over the next couple months with the | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Elizabeth ter Poorten

Elizabeth ter Poorten is a seeker, a storyteller and a writer.

She began to write four years ago when she signed up for Power of Story, a JBFC Media Arts Lab course created by Anne Marie Santoro. In this warm and supportive environment, her writing came to life. Elizabeth likes to | more »


Inaugural Woman Filmmaker Fellow Leah Galant Looks Back

I still can’t believe how quickly time flew by and that my fellowship here at Jacob Burns has come to a close. Who would have thought six months ago that I would have a completed short film, started teaching, gained a whole bunch of new friends and had the opportunity to become a | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 4/7

Join us on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm at the Media Arts Lab for a FREE screening of Dazed and Confused (1993).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Dazed and Confused | more »


Spring Course Registration Continues!

Registration is now in full swing for our Spring 2017 slate of courses and workshops at the Media Arts Lab. With offerings after school, during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends, there's something for everyone! Create, innovate, and explore with us at the following | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Estelle Rosen Kersh

Estelle Rosen Kersh is a familiar face here at the JBFC. She began, and continues, as an administrative volunteer in our Executive Offices at the Media Arts Lab, and for several semesters she has been volunteering with our education programs Minds in Motion and See Hear Feel Film | more »