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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 »


JBFC Fellow’s Film Makes the Rounds on the Festival Circuit

We at the JBFC are always pleased to share news of current and former fellows' success. To that end, we are very proud to announce that Fall 2017 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist FellowandCreative Cultureparticipant Emily Ann Hoffman has received some stellar recognition for | more »


Spring 2017 Minds in Motion Premieres

The JBFC is pleased to host world premieres for our Minds in Motion program participants this May and June! This spring, over 400 fourth grade students from PEARLS Hawthorne, School 5 Kahlil Gibran, and Casimir Pulaski in Yonkers; Church Street in White Plains; and Claremont | 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 »


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 »


Inaugural Woman Filmmaker Fellow Leah Galant Looks Back

I still can’t believe how quickly time flew by and that my fellowship here at Jacob Burns has come to a close. Who would have thought six months ago that I would have a completed short film, started teaching, gained a whole bunch of new friends and had the opportunity to become a | more »


JBFC Fellow's Film Added to WJFF 2017

The JBFC is thrilled to announce that the recently-completed short documentary Kitty and Ellenwill screen in advance of A Jewish Girl in Shanghaias part of our 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival. Kitty and Ellen was directed by Leah Galant, our Fall 2016 Sally Burns Shenkman | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Estelle Rosen Kersh

Estelle Rosen Kersh is a familiar face here at the JBFC. She began, and continues, as an administrative volunteer in our Executive Offices at the Media Arts Lab, and for several semesters she has been volunteering with our education programs Minds in Motion and See Hear Feel Film | more »