Education Blog

High School Student Critic Review - Seasons

Seasons is a 2016 French documentary directed by Jacques Perrin about the forests of Europe and the wildlife therein, spanning from the last ice age to modern day. Based on the premise alone, one can deduce that this is not a conventionally told story, especially for a | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Before the Flood

Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, explores the strikingly harsh global issue of climate change. Narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the film follows his travels around the world. He visits places like Greenland, India, and Florida, where scientists, politicians, and | more »



Coming Soon: Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is pleased to announce that its ever-popular course Reel Change for Nonprofits will return this spring for a semester-long session.

Intended for employees of nonprofit/charity organizations, Reel Change for Nonprofits empowers students to utilize | more »


"TIFF Download" Recap from Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Bill Sweeney

As an added benefit of engagement with ourImage, Sound, and Storymedia education curriculum, educators who participate in ourprofessional development program regularly receive complimentary tickets to screenings, talks, and events at the JBFC Theater. One of our Image, Sound, and | more »


Spotlight on Student Screenings: Marshall, Oct. 10

Through screenings followed by discussions with Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) faculty, filmmakers, and special guests, our Classroom to Screening Room program uses the power of film to enhance curricular content. Teachers can choose from three distinct Classroom to Screening | more »


Fall Workshops @ the Lab

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media that is rooted in our commitment to visual literacy. In our classes at the Media Arts Lab, you’ll develop your own projects, learn to | more »


JBFC Kids On Location @ Chappaqua Children's Book Festival 10/14

For those of you who have not yet attended a family-friendly screening at the theater or a Family Saturday @ The Lab, JBFC Kids is our exciting initiative designed to make the theater-going experience more inviting for kids. We welcome a new generation of viewers and their | more »


Introducing Fall 2017 Emerging Artist Fellow Rahessa Vitorio

First, I would like to say that I feel very honored to receive the title of Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow (what a title, right?). It still seems like a dream to me!

Moving to New York was one of the best things I could have done in my life. I breathe art everywhere I | more »


Introducing Fall 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow Crystal Kayiza

It’s been two months since I left the traditional workday to pursue freelance documentary production. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2015 with a degree in Documentary Studies and Production, I spent two years doing racial justice work at a national non-profit. What drew | more »