Education Blog

FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, December 2 at 7pm for a FREE screening of Moon (2009).

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 students | more »


Spring 2017 Course Registration Now Open!

Spring 2017 Course Registration Now Open!

Good News! Now you can register for courses online using the same account you use to purchase movie tickets, memberships, and gift cards at the Burns.

If you haven’t set up your account in our new system that launched October 6, 2016, here’ | more »


FREE Film Screening for Active Volunteers

As a token of our appreciation for all your hard work on behalf of the JBFC, we are pleased to invite all our active volunteers to a free screening of a brand new film, The Eagle Huntress, on Friday, November 18 at 12:15pm, preceded by a reception with light refreshments for all. | more »


Save the Date: JBFC Hosts National Writing Project Webinar 12/8

The JBFC is proud to announce that we have partnered with the National Writing Project to present a webinar on our Image, Sound, and Story curriculum via their online platform, Educator Innovator.

Educator Innovator "provides an online 'meet-up' for educators who are re-imagining | more »


FREE Film Screening For High School Students!

Join us on Friday, November 4 at 7pm for a FREE screening of Burn After Reading (2008).

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 | more »


Image, Sound & Story in Practice on the Red Lake Reservation

As part of ourinvolvement in Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the JBFC's Education Department was honored to participate in Turnaround Art's Leadership Camp in the Summer of 2015. While there, our team members proudly | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students!

Join us on Friday, October 7th at 7pm for a FREE screening of An American Werewolf in London (1981).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

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

An American Werewolf in London tells the story of two | more »


Introducing Emily Ann Hoffman: Fall 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow

First off, I’d like to express how excited I am to be spending the next four months at the Jacob Burns Film Center as a Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow. As a Westchester native, this institute has always been dear to me as a theater that shows unique, diverse and | more »


Summer 2016 Emerging Artist Fellow Lucy Adams Looks Back

My fellowship began at the end of June, right after I returned home from a trip to the Grand Canyon with my sister and grandfather. My goal was to make a documentary about my grandfather using our trip as the underlying plot for the film. After hours of interviews with my grandpa | more »


Inaugural Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow: Leah Galant

Moving back home after college can be dreaded by some, but I have to say- life has been pretty good! I stayed an extra year in Ithaca, NY after graduating in May 2015 from Ithaca College, mostly to delay the feeling that I’d graduated. I also worked with an incredible local | more »