The JBFC was thrilled and honored to participate in the Turnaround Arts Leadership Retreat for the third year in a row last month. Turnaround Arts, a program under the stewardship of the Kennedy Center, is a national initiative to invigorate and revitalize the lowest-performing | more »
The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a dynamic, dual-mission nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy for a visual culture. The JBFC presents the best of cinema in our art house theater, while our Media Arts Lab offers a variety of courses and workshops for | more »
Just two months after I began working at the JBFC, I received word that students from my alma mater, Bronxville High School, would be coming to the JBFC Theater for a Classroom to Screening Room “clipshow.” Elated, I volunteered to help out with the event, particularly since two | more »
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 Story curriculum. Although we do encourage educators to participate in our | more »
Good News! Now you can register for courses online using the same account you use to purchase movie tickets, memberships, and gift cards at the Burns.
If you haven’t set up your account in our new system that launched October 6, 2016, here’ | more »
As our annual Summer Teachers Institute turns 10 this year, we welcomed over 50 pre-K- 12 educators to spend a week with us having experiences as learners themselves, and providing pathways for them to reflect on their role as teachers. This year’s themes will include | more »
In honor of Earth Day, check out this great animated film created by fourth grade students in our Minds in Motion program.
Here I am in Austin, Texas at the SXSWedu Conference! First of all, I have to admit that it is great to be away from the snow. It’s been chilly and raining here but there are palm trees outside. What a welcome sight!
As you may already know,View Now Do Nows are mini-projects designed to spark creativity and engage audiences in fun and unexpected ways. Since their debut our View Now Do Nows have generated some exciting responses from all kinds of people. Check out VNDN no. 14, to see some | more »
A View Now Do Now (VNDN) is a fun, short, and engaging activity – a chance for anyone and everyone to join the JBFC’s community of makers. We’ve designed them to inspire and challenge you to engage your senses and the world around you by responding to an image, video, or sound, | more »