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School Break Camps for Grades 5-8

Registration is open for School Break Camps for Grades 5-8!

Viewing and Doing: February 17 – 21

Play, make, and explore new types of media each day in a small group and come together with fellow campers to watch and review films. Campers dig into film-related games and activities | more »


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 »


Explore Green Screens at this Month’s Family Saturday!

Where can you ride a dinosaur, make yourself disappear, and take your own characters anywhere in the world? At Family Saturdays @ the Lab!

Join us April 6, anytime from 10:30-12:30, for hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy, all inspired by the magic of green screen | more »


Media Arts Lab Events - CANCELLED 3.2.19

WEATHER UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, March 2, 2018

Due to weather conditions all programs at the Media Arts Lab are CANCELLED for Saturday, March 2. Family Saturdays @ the Lab will be rescheduled for March 9 from 10:30am-12:30pm. | more »


High School Filmmaking Opportunities

High school film fans have plenty to choose from this Winter/Spring semester at the JBFC! With a variety of topics to choose from, young filmmakers and filmmaker hopefuls can both find a perfect fit.

Workshops and Courses

Students learn the step-by-step process of filmmaking and | more »


Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.

Courses @ the Lab

Registration is open for Winter/Spring programs for kids, teens, and adults. Learners of all ages and experience levels can find the right fit for them, with a wide | more »


December Family Saturdays @ the Lab: Sound and Music!

Escape from the cold and join us Dec. 1 for Family Saturdays @ the Lab! Drop into the Media Arts Lab anytime from 10:30am-12:30pm for FREE, hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy.

This month’s event features three stations inspired by sound and music:

Experiment with | more »


College Night at the JBFC

Last week we welcomed the high school students in our Creators’ Co-op filmmaking community, as well as prospective students, to College Night, where they had a chance to hear from the Creative Culture filmmaking fellows about their myriad undergrad experiences studying film.

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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 »