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Film Challenge: Finishing Strong

Story Film Challenge #2: Finishing StrongChallenge posted Thursday, Sept. 17; submissions due Monday, Sept. 28 at 5:00 pm.


General Challenge Rules

Film Challenges come out on THURSDAYS. To enter the prize pool, you MUST send us your film, or a working link to your film, to | more »

Viewing: The Deep End

The Deep End3 min. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: All

Watch The Deep EndHERE!


Synopsis:

In the film The Deep End, the main character Kylie is afraid there are sharks in the deep end of the pool.

Why the JBFC recommends it: Many stories are designed to lead up to a climactic moment when | more »


Viewing: Girl Boxer

Girl Boxer6 min. 2017. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Youtube (Free)

Synopsis:

In this short documentary, we meet Jesselyn Silva, known as “JessZilla,” a 10-year-old girl who loves to box and lives in New Rochelle, NY. She dreams of someday winning an Olympic gold medal.

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Film Challenge: Nothing is Accidental

Story Film Challenge #1: Nothing is Accidental

Challenge posted Thursday, Sept. 3; submissions due Monday, Sept. 14 by 5:00 pm.


General Challenge Rules

Film Challenges come out on THURSDAYS. To enter the prize pool, you MUST send us your film, or a working link to your film, to | more »

Viewing: Caine's Arcade

Caine's Arcade11 min. 2012. USA. Short.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Youtube (Free)


Synopsis:

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single | more »


Suggested Viewing: Curious George

Curious George

Recommended Age: 2+

PBS Kids, Hulu(with subscription)

Why JBFC Interim Director of Education Sarah O’Hare recommends it: My one and a half year old is in love - it’s sweet, compelling, full of science experiments, and the animation is great. While George’s messes tend | more »


Everything Comes Back to Story Activities


Congratulations to the Oerke-Diniz family, whose short film Fungophobia, starring Odin Diniz, took home the top prize in our "That Thing is Scary" Summer Film Challenge! Click HERE to watch their film.

Each month the JBFC Film Challenge Series will focus on a different area of | more »


Film Challenge: That Thing is Scary

Sound Film Challenge #2: That Thing is ScaryChallenge posted Thursday, Aug. 6; submissions due Monday, Aug. 17 by 5:00 pm.

Congratulations to ourlast Film Challenge's winners Chloe Mace and Sofia Alvarez, who won with their film The Crazy Lady! Click HERE to watch their film.


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Film Challenge: This is Your Story

Sound Film Challenge #1: This is Your Story

Challenge posted Thursday, July 23; submissions due Monday, July 27 by 5:00 pm.

Congratulations to last round's Film Challenge winnersChloe Mace and Sofia Alvarez, whose short film The Vet's Mistake wowed the judges! Click HERE to watch | more »


Sound Enhances Emotion Activities

Congratulations to our second Film Challenge winners Chloe Mace and Sofia Alvarez, whose short film The Vet's Mistake took home the top prize in our "Take a Shot" Summer Film Challenge! Click HERE to watch their film on YouTube.

Each month the JBFC Film Challenge Series will focus | more »