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Tour the Media Arts Lab!

Join us Saturday, August 4 for tours of the JBFC Media Arts Lab!

If you love to see movies at the Theater this is a perfect opportunity to see the creating side of the JBFC!

Explore a variety of spaces in the building, including the soundstage, animation studio, and recording | more »


Filmmaking and Beyond: Summer @ the Lab

Think “film camp” and images of cameras, microphones, and editing software probably pop into your head. All of these are very present at Summer @ the Lab, but this is just the jumping off point for many of the camps. Week three of Lab Camp was a prime example of this as campers | more »


Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Summer @ the Lab

One of the highlights of the second week of Summer @ the Lab was the one-week campLights, Camera, Action.

This camp was led by Aaron Mace, JBFC Senior Faculty Member and Manager of Program and Curriculum Development. Aaron guided the 3rd and 4th graders through every corner of the | more »


Summer @ the Lab

Summer @ the Lab is off to a great start! This year we have introduced a new format: weeklong camps, each one offering a different theme. Week one kicked off the summer with campers exploring a range of media and creating many exciting projects. Campers arrived with full | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18 hour, summer professional development program prepares teachers to lead instruction for the first three projects of the Image, Sound, and Story curriculum: "Image," | more »


Register Now for Summer @ the Lab 2018!

Summer is right around the corner and at the Jacob Burns Film Center that means it’s almost time for Summer @ the Lab! There are two ways to participate in Summer @ the Lab:

Lab Camp (for campers entering grades 3-10)

Summer Co-op (for campers entering grades 9-12).

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FREE Family Saturdays @ The Lab! Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2018

Drop by the Media Arts Lab any time from 10:00 am–12:00 pm on the first Saturday of select months for our Family Saturdays @ the Lab program!

Each month features three brand new, hands-on activities for students age 3–13. With the help of our faculty and staff, media makers of all | more »


High School Student Critic Review: Shea on The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated film about Parvana, a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan whose father is unjustly arrested, so she must dress as a boy to support her family while they try to find and save her father from prison. The film is directed by Nora Twomey, | more »


High School Student Critic Review - The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, tells the interesting story of Parvana and her life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Living in poverty, Parvana and her injured father frequent the market to sell what little they have. Despite their living conditions, the family is | more »