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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 »


Reflections on Art House Convergence 2017

Last week JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin, and I had the opportunity to attend the Art House Convergence Conference in Midway, Utah. The Art House Convergence is a growing network of cinemas that gathers each year before the Sundance Film | 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 Travels to New Orleans

On December 3, JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Director of Education Emily Keating, and Senior Faculty Member Aaron Mace traveled to New Orleans for an Image, Sound, and Story professional development workshop with three ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy schools, part of the | 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 »


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 »


Image, Sound & Story in Practice on the Red Lake Reservation

As part of ourinvolvement in Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the JBFC's Education Department was honored to participate in Turnaround Art's Leadership Camp in the Summer of 2015. While there, our team members proudly | 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 »


Creating Directors of Words: Image, Sound, and Story

Many students are used to viewing a film uncritically. To them, the techniques filmmakers use appear to be magic and often invisible.

I don’t know exactly when the idea came to me and why it came so late but as a classroom English teacher and writing instructor, I am always trying | more »