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Film Challenge: You Got Framed

Image Film Challenge #1: You Got Framed


WEEK: 6/18 - 6/25

Challenge posted Thursday, June 18; Film Challenge #1 submissions due Monday, June 22 by 5 pm.


General Challenge Rules

Film Challenges come out on THURSDAYS. To enter the prize pool you MUST send us your film, or a working | more »

Making Stronger Images

Each month the JBFC Film Challenge Series will focus on a different area of filmmaking. June's focus is the concept of Image. If you follow along with the JBFC Film Challenges, you’ll finish the summer with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of filmmaking, good filmmaking | more »


Viewing: Dhanak (Rainbow)

Dhanak (Rainbow)

106 min. 2015. India. Hindi. PG.

Recommended Age: 8+

Streaming: Netflix


Synopsis:

A movie-loving 10-year-old girl and her blind younger brother trek to meet Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan for help in getting the boy an eye operation.


Why JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara | more »


Viewing: Hair Love

Hair Love


7 min. 2019. USA. English. G.

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: YouTube (Free)


Synopsis:

Hair Love, an Oscar-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.


Why | more »


2020 Summer Film Challenge Series

The JBFC has made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 JBFC Summer Camp programs, encompassing the Viewing and Doing and On the Set experiences beginning June 29-August 14. Our decision follows Governor Cuomo’s announcement of no in-person summer school in New York State. We | more »


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 »