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Film Review Activity

Film Review Activity

Write or film your own film review just like a movie critic! Use the questions listed below to help get your opinions and observations in order.


Select a film to watch. For inspiration, check out JBFC Kids: At Home Viewing List. Watch the film!After the film is | more »

Viewing: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox87 min. 2009. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Fantastic Mr. Fox is right for your child.

Streaming:Rent/PurchaseAmazon, YouTube, iTunes


Synopsis:

Up on a hill, in a base of tree, Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a | more »


Educator Film Guides

The JBFC Education staff has been working closely with our educator community during this trying time. One of the biggest requests that we have gotten is suggestions for films to watch and discuss with their students. Answering your call, we've created a few Educator Discussion | more »


Viewing: Last Day of Autumn

Last Day of Autumn7 min. 2019. France. No Dialogue. NR

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy (Free)


Synopsis:

Forest animals secretly collect abandoned bike parts with the intention of participating in a great race on the Last Day of Autumn.


Why JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, | more »


Watch NYICFF Shorts Today!

Streaming Kids Festival Shorts Programs!

The New York International Children's Film Festival is doing a special screening of their 2019 shorts programs; Kid Flicks One (ages: 3+) and Kid Flicks Two (ages 8+) streaming May 8th-15th.A real crowd pleaser, these shorts have visited | more »


Make Your Own Silent Movies

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 »


Using Filmmaking in Virtual Learning

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 »


Viewing: The Kid

The Kid53 min. 1921. USA. English. Not Rated.

Recommended Age: 6+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether The Kid is right for your child.

Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Amazon Prime (Free), The Criterion Channel


Synopsis: The Tramp, played by Charlie Chaplin, finds an | more »


Suggested Viewing: The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar5 min. 2017. Switzerland. No Dialogue. NR.


Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy Kids (Free), Amazon Prime (Free)

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 »


Suggested Viewing: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic86 min. 2015. Paraguay. Spanish. PG.


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 »