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JBFC Fellow Reggie Altidor Featured on Buzzfeed

The JBFC is always proud to see members of our filmmaking community receive well-deserved recognition for their talents. On that note, we'd like to share a Buzzfeed interview with our Spring 2017 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow, Reginald "Reggie" Altidor. As an | more »


Coming Soon: Fall 2017 Course Registration!

The JBFC is committed to inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers and viewers through fun and engaging educational experiences. In our Courses @ The Lab, students of all ages make their own projects, learn to enjoy movies in new ways, and spend time with some of the most | more »


Register Now for Summer @ The Lab!

A few spaces remain in our ever-popular Summer @ The Lab program. That said, we encourage you to register soon, as sessions are filling fast!

As of Monday, July 10, a select number of spaces remain in the following sessions and age groups:

July 17-August 4: Summer Co-op, Grades | more »


Summer @ the Lab: A Sense of Adventure

Our Summer @ The Lab program, hosted at the JBFC Media Arts Lab, offers a wide variety of activities and often the child who loves to act isn’t the same child who loves to sit at a computer for hours editing. My mindset is that you have to try it all. Remind children that even if | more »


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 »