Education Blog

Image, Sound, and Story: 2017 Professional Development & Open House

The JBFC's Education Department is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Summer 2017 Image, Sound, and Story professional development!

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that inspires and prepares teachers to integrate media viewing and | more »


JBFC Teaching Assistant Kerry LeVielle Debuts New Film

The JBFC is proud to share a new short film written and directed by Kerry LeVielle, a long-time Teaching Assistant for JBFC's Education Department. Kerry provided the following synopsis for the film, entitledHer Natural Crown:"A mother struggles with her self image after | more »


From Bronxville to the Burns: Viewing & Doing in Practice

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 »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 5/5!

Join us on Friday, May 5 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Little Miss Sunshine is suitable for | more »


Introducing Reginald Altidor: Spring 2017 Emerging Artist Fellow

Often, when I hear stories about directors and their journeys of becoming filmmakers, it begins with the first movie that inspired them to create their own. When I think back, it wasn’t a particular movie that started my process. Growing up as kid in New Rochelle, I spent a lot | more »


Introducing Ariel Noltimer Strauss: Spring 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow

Hi! I’m Ariel. If you’re reading this, you’re on the Jacob Burns website (I presume) and I’m super excited to announce that I am the new Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow (long title = importance), which means I get to make a project over the next couple months with the | more »


Grateful for the Gift of Image, Sound and Story: A Teacher's Perspective

Establishing Shot: A classroom of 30 fifth graders, ALL simultaneously engaged as they watch a screen. Yes, I know this doesn’t seem to be out of the ordinary—children watching a screen—but the conversation that takes place AFTER that is the GIFT.

Medium Shot: During the fourth | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Elizabeth ter Poorten

Elizabeth ter Poorten is a seeker, a storyteller and a writer.

She began to write four years ago when she signed up for Power of Story, a JBFC Media Arts Lab course created by Anne Marie Santoro. In this warm and supportive environment, her writing came to life. Elizabeth likes to | more »


Inaugural Woman Filmmaker Fellow Leah Galant Looks Back

I still can’t believe how quickly time flew by and that my fellowship here at Jacob Burns has come to a close. Who would have thought six months ago that I would have a completed short film, started teaching, gained a whole bunch of new friends and had the opportunity to become a | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 4/7

Join us on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm at the Media Arts Lab for a FREE screening of Dazed and Confused (1993).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Dazed and Confused | more »