Write or film your own film review just like a movie critic! Use the questions listed below to help get your opinions and observations in order.
Select a film to watch. For inspiration, check out JBFC Kids: At Home Viewing List. Watch the film!After the film is | more »
Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Fantastic Mr. Fox is right for your child.
Up on a hill, in a base of tree, Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a | more »
The JBFC Education staff has been working closely with our educator community during this trying time. One of the biggest requests that we have gotten is suggestions for films to watch and discuss with their students. Answering your call, we've created a few Educator Discussion | more »
Recommended Age: All
Streaming: Kanopy (Free)
Forest animals secretly collect abandoned bike parts with the intention of participating in a great race on the Last Day of Autumn.
Why JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, | more »
Streaming Kids Festival Shorts Programs!
The New York International Children's Film Festival is doing a special screening of their 2019 shorts programs; Kid Flicks One (ages: 3+) and Kid Flicks Two (ages 8+) streaming May 8th-15th.A real crowd pleaser, these shorts have visited | more »
Make your very own short silent movie just like Charlie Chaplin! A popular JBFC Kids film exercise with students, you can get all the silent movie elements, film scratches, dialogue filled title cards, and old-timey music, by using the Silent Film Studio App.Story Prompt: One or | more »
When I was given the opportunity to teach Film & Literature as part of my curriculum, my immediate thought was that I need training on how to analyze and teach film. My first move was to contact Jacob Burns Film Center and enroll in their upcoming Image, Sound, and Story | more »
Recommended Age: 10+
Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Rent/Purchase: YouTube/Amazon
Synopsis: A documentary focused on the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group made up of children of all ages all who play | more »
Recommended Age: All
Synopsis: It's summer. High above in a tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry | more »
In film there are spectacularly mind bending scenes that in real life are impossible. These special effects require something called a green screen, which special effects artists can then replace the green with anything they want; like an alien planet, a huge robot running after | more »