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Everyone’s at Home(school)

After 15 years of working at the Burns, I decided to move on and enter the world of public education. This past year I have had the pleasure of working as a third grade teacher in the Ossining School District. I hear that first years are always hard, but this has been something | more »

Green Screen Activity

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »