Education Blog

Reflections on Art House Convergence 2017

Last week JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin, and I had the opportunity to attend the Art House Convergence Conference in Midway, Utah. The Art House Convergence is a growing network of cinemas that gathers each year before the Sundance Film | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Paprika (2006).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films.


Friday Night Films @ The Lab is a film series dedicated to local high school | more »


Summer @ The Lab: Early-Bird Registration Discount!

Registration is now in full swing for our 2017Summer @ The Lab programs, which include camps for students entering grades 3-10, as well as our ever-popular Summer Co-op program for students entering grades 9-12.

Lab Campsessions run Jun. 26—Jul. 7 (no camp Jul. 4), Jul. 10—21, and | more »


Spring 2017 Volunteer Trainings

The JBFC Education Department is pleased to announce the training dates for our Spring 2017 volunteer programs! The volunteer trainings will take place as follows:

See Hear Feel Film - Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Minds in Motion - Friday, January 27, 2017 from | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Pat Esposito

"In the final days of 2013, recently displaced from what would be my last professional assignment, I stood in the lobby of the JBFC Theater amid scores of people and the smell of popcorn. Feeling somewhat claustrophobic in the crowded space, I ambled over to the side of the lobby | more »


Have You Explored Our Visual Glossary?

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the 21st century. One way we advance these goals is by increasing exposure to our ten media literacy concepts, explored in-depth in our Image, Sound, and Storycurriculum. Although we encourage educators to participate in our Image, | more »


JBFC Travels to New Orleans

On December 3, JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Director of Education Emily Keating, and Senior Faculty Member Aaron Mace traveled to New Orleans for an Image, Sound, and Story professional development workshop with three ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy schools, part of the | more »


JBFC Hosts NWP Webinar on Image, Sound & Story

This past Thursday, December 8 at 6pm, the JBFC Education Department proudly hosted a live webinar on the National Writing Project’s online portal for educators, Educator Innovator. JBFC staff, including Director of Education Emily Keating, Director of Curriculum Brady Shoemaker, | more »


La La Land: The Perfect Blend of Cinematic Escapism and Authenticity

On December 4, I had the privilege of attending an advanced screening of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land at the Jacob Burns Film Center. The film caught my attention earlier this year when I read that the writer and director of Whiplash was working on a new film starring Ryan | more »


JBFC Fellows Win 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellowships!

The JBFC is pleased to announce that our two current fellows-in-residence at the Media Arts Lab have both been selected as winners of the 2017 Sundance Ignite "What's Next?" challenge! Our Fall 2016Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow, Leah Galant, and Fall 2016 Emerging | more »