Education Blog

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 »


Fall Semester of Courses @ The Lab Kicks Off!

We at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab are pleased to announce that our fall semester of Courses @ The Lab kicks off today!

First up is Creators’ Co-op, our program just for high school students. New Co-op members and their parents alike will gather in our screening room to get the lay | more »


Registration for Fall Courses @ The Lab Continues!

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 make your own projects, learn to | more »


Spring 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow Ariel Looks Back

I started my project with the idea of making a stop-motion ballet. I became interested in pursuing a ballet, as it seemed the perfect medium to cohesively house a lot of ideas I was thinking about. Putting aside that I knew/know little to nothing about dance, I liked the idea of | more »


JBFC Kids: On Location @ The Westchester Mall

Through our JBFC Kids initiative, the JBFC welcomes a new generation of viewers and their families into our community of cinema lovers and media-makers by planning family-friendly screenings, offering a full roster of courses and workshops for kids age 3—13, and hosting FREE, | more »


JBFC’s Education Department is Hiring!

Want to help bring the magic of media to students throughout Westchester? Then join our team and help students create, innovate, and explore new frontiers of media arts! The JBFC’s Education Department is currently hiring Teaching Assistants for our Fall 2017 semester of Courses | more »


Behind the Scenes at Summer @ The Lab

Want to experience a day in the life of a JBFC camper? Then look no further! 9th- and 10th-grade campers from our third session of Lab Camp—part of Summer @ The Lab—created a 360 video entitled Behind the Scenes, which puts you smack in the center of the action as campers set up | more »


Join us this August for JBFC Kids: On Location!

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 »