Education Blog

Fall Semester of Courses @ The Lab Kicks Off!

We at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab are pleased to announce that our fall semester of Courses @ The Lab kicks off today!

First up is Creators’ Co-op, our program just for high school students. New Co-op members and their parents alike will gather in our screening room to get the lay | more »


Registration for Fall Courses @ The Lab Continues!

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media that is rooted in our commitment to visual literacy. In our classes at the Media Arts Lab, you’ll make your own projects, learn to | more »


Spring 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow Ariel Looks Back

I started my project with the idea of making a stop-motion ballet. I became interested in pursuing a ballet, as it seemed the perfect medium to cohesively house a lot of ideas I was thinking about. Putting aside that I knew/know little to nothing about dance, I liked the idea of | more »


JBFC Kids: On Location @ The Westchester Mall

Through our JBFC Kids initiative, the JBFC welcomes a new generation of viewers and their families into our community of cinema lovers and media-makers by planning family-friendly screenings, offering a full roster of courses and workshops for kids age 3—13, and hosting FREE, | more »


JBFC’s Education Department is Hiring!

Want to help bring the magic of media to students throughout Westchester? Then join our team and help students create, innovate, and explore new frontiers of media arts! The JBFC’s Education Department is currently hiring Teaching Assistants for our Fall 2017 semester of Courses | more »


Behind the Scenes at Summer @ The Lab

Want to experience a day in the life of a JBFC camper? Then look no further! 9th- and 10th-grade campers from our third session of Lab Camp—part of Summer @ The Lab—created a 360 video entitled Behind the Scenes, which puts you smack in the center of the action as campers set up | more »


Join us this August for JBFC Kids: On Location!

For those of you who have not yet attended a family-friendly screening at the theater or a Family Saturday @ The Lab, JBFC Kids is our exciting initiative designed to make the theater-going experience more inviting for kids. We welcome a new generation of viewers and their | more »


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 »