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Soundscape Activity

Activity: Soundscape

App: iMovie

Film and animations not only have visuals, but they also rely on SOUND to bring the story world to life. Filmmakers will bring in people to specifically create and add sounds in separate audio tracks. This process of adding sound to a film after it’ | more »


Viewing: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales


80 min. 2017. France. English Dubbed. G.

Recommended Age: 6+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is right for your child.

Streaming: Hoopla Digital (Free), Rent/Purchase: Amazon,YouTube,GooglePlay


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How to Find Free Media Resources on the Web

How to Find Free Media Resources on the Web

Over the years at the Burns we have run many courses, the majority focused on filmmaking. While we try to create as much as we can in-house with our students, there are often situations where we need to include other artists' work to | more »


Viewing: Herman's Heart

Herman’s Heart

8 min. 2015. Norway. No Dialogue. NR.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: YouTube (Free),Amazon Prime (Free)


Synopsis:

Herman lives in peaceful harmony with his teddy bear inside a large tree surrounded by a beautiful garden. One night an unexpected, and for Herman, | more »


Viewing: The Nightingale (Ye Ying)

The Nightingale (Ye Ying/Le promeneur d'oiseau)101 min. 2013. China. Mandarin. NR

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Kanopy (Free)Rent: Vudu, YouTube, iTunes, GooglePlay


Synopsis:

Due to a schedule mishap, young Ren is yanked out of her comfortable city home of Beijing and left with her | more »


Film Review Activity

Film Review Activity

Write or film your own film review just like a movie critic! Use the questions listed below to help get your opinions and observations in order.


Select a film to watch. For inspiration, check out JBFC Kids: At Home Viewing List. Watch the film!After the film is | more »

Viewing: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox87 min. 2009. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Fantastic Mr. Fox is right for your child.

Streaming:Rent/PurchaseAmazon, YouTube, iTunes


Synopsis:

Up on a hill, in a base of tree, Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a | more »


Educator Film Guides

The JBFC Education staff has been working closely with our educator community during this trying time. One of the biggest requests that we have gotten is suggestions for films to watch and discuss with their students. Answering your call, we've created a few Educator Discussion | more »


Viewing: Last Day of Autumn

Last Day of Autumn7 min. 2019. France. No Dialogue. NR

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy (Free)


Synopsis:

Forest animals secretly collect abandoned bike parts with the intention of participating in a great race on the Last Day of Autumn.


Why JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, | more »


Watch NYICFF Shorts Today!

Streaming Kids Festival Shorts Programs!

The New York International Children's Film Festival is doing a special screening of their 2019 shorts programs; Kid Flicks One (ages: 3+) and Kid Flicks Two (ages 8+) streaming May 8th-15th.A real crowd pleaser, these shorts have visited | more »