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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 »


Have You Explored Our Visual Glossary?

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Storycurriculum. Although we encourage educators to participate in our Image, | more »


JBFC Hosts NWP Webinar on Image, Sound & Story

This past Thursday, December 8 at 6pm, the JBFC Education Department proudly hosted a live webinar on the National Writing Project’s online portal for educators, Educator Innovator. JBFC staff, including Director of Education Emily Keating, Director of Curriculum Brady Shoemaker, | 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 »


Save the Date: JBFC Hosts National Writing Project Webinar 12/8

The JBFC is proud to announce that we have partnered with the National Writing Project to present a webinar on our Image, Sound, and Story curriculum via their online platform, Educator Innovator.

Educator Innovator "provides an online 'meet-up' for educators who are re-imagining | 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 »


Inaugural Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow: Leah Galant

Moving back home after college can be dreaded by some, but I have to say- life has been pretty good! I stayed an extra year in Ithaca, NY after graduating in May 2015 from Ithaca College, mostly to delay the feeling that I’d graduated. I also worked with an incredible local | more »


Celebrating Minds in Motion Summer 2016

This past Tuesday, September 13th, the JBFC Theater welcomed students from the Minds in Motion animation program to Pleasantville for our Summer 2016 premiere. Students from all over Westchester county, including the Boys & Girls Club in Mt. Kisco, the Little School in | more »


Apply to the JBFC's Fellowship Program

Pursuing a career in the arts is a practical and creative challenge, and some of the many ways we fulfill our commitment to making film a vibrant part of the community are through The Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship and the Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker | more »