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FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Paprika (2006).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films.


Friday Night Films @ The Lab is a film series dedicated to local high school | more »


Summer @ The Lab: Early-Bird Registration Discount!

Registration is now in full swing for our 2017Summer @ The Lab programs, which include camps for students entering grades 3-10, as well as our ever-popular Summer Co-op program for students entering grades 9-12.

Lab Campsessions run Jun. 26—Jul. 7 (no camp Jul. 4), Jul. 10—21, and | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Pat Esposito

"In the final days of 2013, recently displaced from what would be my last professional assignment, I stood in the lobby of the JBFC Theater amid scores of people and the smell of popcorn. Feeling somewhat claustrophobic in the crowded space, I ambled over to the side of the lobby | more »


JBFC Fellows Win 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellowships!

The JBFC is pleased to announce that our two current fellows-in-residence at the Media Arts Lab have both been selected as winners of the 2017 Sundance Ignite "What's Next?" challenge! Our Fall 2016Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow, Leah Galant, and Fall 2016 Emerging | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, December 2 at 7pm for a FREE screening of Moon (2009).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films.

Friday Night Films @ The Lab is a film series dedicated to local high school students | more »


Spring 2017 Course Registration Now Open!

Spring 2017 Course Registration Now Open!

Good News! Now you can register for courses online using the same account you use to purchase movie tickets, memberships, and gift cards at the Burns.

If you haven’t set up your account in our new system that launched October 6, 2016, here’ | more »


FREE Film Screening For High School Students!

Join us on Friday, November 4 at 7pm for a FREE screening of Burn After Reading (2008).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films.

Friday Night Films @ The Lab is a film series dedicated to local high | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, October 7th at 7pm for a FREE screening of An American Werewolf in London (1981).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films.

An American Werewolf in London tells the story of two | more »


Introducing Emily Ann Hoffman: Fall 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow

First off, I’d like to express how excited I am to be spending the next four months at the Jacob Burns Film Center as a Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow. As a Westchester native, this institute has always been dear to me as a theater that shows unique, diverse and | more »


Summer 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow Lucy Adams Looks Back

My fellowship began at the end of June, right after I returned home from a trip to the Grand Canyon with my sister and grandfather. My goal was to make a documentary about my grandfather using our trip as the underlying plot for the film. After hours of interviews with my grandpa | more »