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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 »


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 »