Make your very own short silent movie just like Charlie Chaplin! A popular JBFC Kids film exercise with students, you can get all the silent movie elements, film scratches, dialogue filled title cards, and old-timey music, by using the Silent Film Studio App.Story Prompt: One or | more »
When I was given the opportunity to teach Film & Literature as part of my curriculum, my immediate thought was that I need training on how to analyze and teach film. My first move was to contact Jacob Burns Film Center and enroll in their upcoming Image, Sound, and Story | more »
Recommended Age: 6+
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Synopsis: The Tramp, played by Charlie Chaplin, finds an | more »
Recommended Age: 10+
Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Rent/Purchase: YouTube/Amazon
Synopsis: A documentary focused on the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group made up of children of all ages all who play | more »
Recommended Age: All
Synopsis: It's summer. High above in a tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry | more »
For the past three weeks, the JBFC has presented Weekend Film Challenges. These fun filmmaking activities get the whole family involved. Each challenge had a basic set of rules with new twists and criteria each week. We’ve had some amazing submissions!Week 1 Film Challenge: Fun | more »
In film there are spectacularly mind bending scenes that in real life are impossible. These special effects require something called a green screen, which special effects artists can then replace the green with anything they want; like an alien planet, a huge robot running after | more »
25 min. 2012. UK. English. TV-Y. [Recommended Age: All]
Synopsis: A kind witch ignores the concerns of her long-suffering companion, a wonderful Cat, and invites more and more animals to join them on her broom. But how will the gang overcome the | more »
After 15 years of working at the Burns, I decided to move on and enter the world of public education. This past year I have had the pleasure of working as a third grade teacher in the Ossining School District. I hear that first years are always hard, but this has been something | more »
These rules are for every film challenge.
1. Film Challenges come out on a Friday. To enter the prize pool you MUST send us a working link to your film by the following Monday at 5 pm. Please send your video submissions email@example.com.
2. Films must be under 2 | more »