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Community Partners Week: A Finale to Summer @ the Lab!

During the week of August 13, local community organizations brought 4th and 5th grade students to the JBFC Media Arts Lab for an exciting day of animation and filmmaking.

Groups from WestHab, Ossining Children's Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester | more »


Tour the Media Arts Lab!

Join us Saturday, August 4 for tours of the JBFC Media Arts Lab!

If you love to see movies at the Theater this is a perfect opportunity to see the creating side of the JBFC!

Explore a variety of spaces in the building, including the soundstage, animation studio, and recording | more »


Filmmaking and Beyond: Summer @ the Lab

Think “film camp” and images of cameras, microphones, and editing software probably pop into your head. All of these are very present at Summer @ the Lab, but this is just the jumping off point for many of the camps. Week three of Lab Camp was a prime example of this as campers | more »


Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Summer @ the Lab

One of the highlights of the second week of Summer @ the Lab was the one-week campLights, Camera, Action.

This camp was led by Aaron Mace, JBFC Senior Faculty Member and Manager of Program and Curriculum Development. Aaron guided the 3rd and 4th graders through every corner of the | more »


Summer @ the Lab

Summer @ the Lab is off to a great start! This year we have introduced a new format: weeklong camps, each one offering a different theme. Week one kicked off the summer with campers exploring a range of media and creating many exciting projects. Campers arrived with full | more »


Register Now for Summer @ the Lab 2018!

Summer is right around the corner and at the Jacob Burns Film Center that means it’s almost time for Summer @ the Lab! There are two ways to participate in Summer @ the Lab:

Lab Camp (for campers entering grades 3-10)

Summer Co-op (for campers entering grades 9-12).

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FREE Family Saturdays @ The Lab! Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2018

Drop by the Media Arts Lab any time from 10:00 am–12:00 pm on the first Saturday of select months for our Family Saturdays @ the Lab program!

Each month features three brand new, hands-on activities for students age 3–13. With the help of our faculty and staff, media makers of all | 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 »


Coming Soon: Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is pleased to announce that its ever-popular course Reel Change for Nonprofits will return this spring for a semester-long session.

Intended for employees of nonprofit/charity organizations, Reel Change for Nonprofits empowers students to utilize | more »


Fall Workshops @ the Lab

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media that is rooted in our commitment to visual literacy. In our classes at the Media Arts Lab, you’ll develop your own projects, learn to | more »