Education Blog

The Book of Bob Meets the Book of Mom

Conversations about books always get me thinking about intimate connections that are both confessional and therapeutic, unraveling insights and wisdom long after their shelf life. Such is the case with the discussion between Pamela Paul, author and editor of The New York Times | more »


JBFC EDU brings Image, Sound, and Story to the Turnaround Arts Leadership Retreat

The JBFC was thrilled and honored to participate in the Turnaround Arts Leadership Retreat for the third year in a row last month. Turnaround Arts, a program under the stewardship of the Kennedy Center, is a national initiative to invigorate and revitalize the lowest-performing | more »


Register Now for Fall 2017 Courses @ The Lab!

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a dynamic, dual-mission nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy for a visual culture. The JBFC presents the best of cinema in our art house theater, while our Media Arts Lab offers a variety of courses and workshops for | more »


"Monkey Kingdom: A Documentary For the Whole Family"

Few movies can captivate children and environmentalists at the same time, but Monkey Kingdom is one of the rare exceptions. It remains a truthful documentary about nature but tells a “Cinderella story.”

The documentary follows the story of a toque macaque, a monkey named Maya, and | more »


JBFC Fellow Reggie Altidor Featured on Buzzfeed

The JBFC is always proud to see members of our filmmaking community receive well-deserved recognition for their talents. On that note, we'd like to share a Buzzfeed interview with our Spring 2017 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow, Reginald "Reggie" Altidor. As an | more »


"Persepolis: A Mature Subject Captured in Animation"

When you go to the movies to see an animated film, you may think the subject might be a princess or superheroes for kids. But Persepolis, an animated film, captures much more serious topics like war and self-discovery. Persepolis follows a young girl named Marjane Satrapi, and | more »


Coming Soon: Fall 2017 Course Registration!

The JBFC is committed to inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers and viewers through fun and engaging educational experiences. In our Courses @ The Lab, students of all ages make their own projects, learn to enjoy movies in new ways, and spend time with some of the most | more »


Register Now for Summer @ The Lab!

A few spaces remain in our ever-popular Summer @ The Lab program. That said, we encourage you to register soon, as sessions are filling fast!

As of Monday, July 10, a select number of spaces remain in the following sessions and age groups:

July 17-August 4: Summer Co-op, Grades | more »


Summer Professional Development for Educators: Register Now!

Register now for Summer 2017 professional development, as registration closes Friday, June 30!

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that inspires and prepares teachers to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy | more »


Reflecting on Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story

During the 2016-2017 school year, the JBFC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS)’s interdisciplinary curriculum Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story was implemented in four Brooklyn schools with 14 teachers and reached over 200 students. Building on the JBFC’s pioneering media | more »