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The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Simon Hollander

Simon Hollander is retired from a career on the computer side of the financial services industry, where he was a technical writer, web designer, programmer, and business analyst. He is an avid writer of short stories, essays, and screenplays, and is a video maker and editor as | more »


Minds in Motion Premieres for Fall 2016 Sessions

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for all the fourth grade students that participated in Minds in Motion during the fall semester. The young animators will walk the red carpet, receive popcorn and juice, and see their stop-motion animation films premiere on the big | more »


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 »