Education Blog


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 »


Introducing Fall 2017 Emerging Artist Fellow Kerry LeVielle

I am so thankful. Hearing the title of Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow attached to my name is still such a surreal feeling. Graduating from SUNY Purchase this past May, only a few short months ago, this fellowship has motivated me to really hit the ground running - | more »


New Semester of Cinemania Begins 9/27!

We at the Burns could not be more excited for the fall semester of our ever-popular afterschool film club for middle schoolers, Cinemania! Beginning on September 27th, the fall semester of Cinemania will run for twelve weeks, marking a change in scheduling as the program shifts | more »