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Viewing and Doing: Oddball

This week, JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara highlights an audience favorite programmed for JBFC Kids a few years ago.


2015. 95 m. Australia. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 7+

Streaming for free on Tubi, Amazon Prime, Vudu (with Ads), and Hulu.


Off the coast of | more »

Educational Resources

The JBFC provides incredible resources to help families and teachers explore film and media and engage their creativity in hands-on activities. In these times of cooperation, we also wish to recognize some of the wonderful peer organizations and individuals who are producing | more »

Virtual Easter/Passover

With Passover and Easter just around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to keep virtually connected to extended family and in particular, with elderly parents, grandparents and other older folks in your life who may be uncomfortable with the technology, devices and apps | more »

Suggested Viewing: 100 Humans

100 Humans

2020. 8 Episodes, approx. 40 m. each

Recommended Age 14+

This show contains occasional adult subject matter. We recommend it for ages 14+.

Available on Netflix.

100 different people, as eclectic a group as you can imagine, come together to act as guinea pigs in the | more »

Free Image, Sound, and Story Projects

Join our community of educators committing to raising a generation of students who are college and career ready, with strong critical analysis, creative collaboration, and multimedia communication skills.

Image, Sound, and Story is a groundbreaking curriculum that integrates | more »

Suggested Viewing: Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons [Recommended Age 8+]

97 m. UK. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 8+.

Available on YouTube and Tubi

It’s summer vacation and the Walker children are itching for an adventure in the English Lake District. After getting permission to camp out on an island alone, | more »

Family Online Streaming

Where to Watch Kid-Friendly Films Online Right Now?

Now that everyone is home, streaming options are the next best way to watch soon-to-be favorites. However, searching for streaming options can be overwhelming, especially when looking for an affordable site with quality content | more »

Suggested Viewing: Staff Top Picks

Lost in all of the options available to stream right now? Don’t worry! Our staff is curating suggestions on a weekly basis for everyone at home. Click on the links below to learn more about this week’s suggested viewing.


2020. 102 m. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended for | more »

Scavenger Hunt - Early Learners

Find yourself at home with an antsy preschooler? A scavenger hunt can be a great activity to keep your little one entertained!

Write numbers 1 to 20 on stickers or pieces of masking tapeStick the pieces of tape around your house/apartment. You can even do this while your child is | more »

Suggested Viewing: Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

2013. 89 m. France. No Dialogue. Rated NR.

Recommended for all ages.

Streaming on Kanopy (Free) & Amazon Prime [Free]

A lost ladybug finds themselves in the middle of two opposing ant colonies trying to capture sugar scavenged from leftover | more »