Education Blog

JBFC Teaching Assistant Kerry LeVielle Debuts New Film

The JBFC is proud to share a new short film written and directed by Kerry LeVielle, a long-time Teaching Assistant for JBFC's Education Department. Kerry provided the following synopsis for the film, entitledHer Natural Crown:"A mother struggles with her self image after | more »


From Bronxville to the Burns: Viewing & Doing in Practice

Just two months after I began working at the JBFC, I received word that students from my alma mater, Bronxville High School, would be coming to the JBFC Theater for a Classroom to Screening Room “clipshow.” Elated, I volunteered to help out with the event, particularly since two | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 5/5!

Join us on Friday, May 5 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Little Miss Sunshine is suitable for | more »


Introducing Reginald Altidor: Spring 2017 Emerging Artist Fellow

Often, when I hear stories about directors and their journeys of becoming filmmakers, it begins with the first movie that inspired them to create their own. When I think back, it wasn’t a particular movie that started my process. Growing up as kid in New Rochelle, I spent a lot | more »


Introducing Ariel Noltimer Strauss: Spring 2017 Woman Filmmaker Fellow

Hi! I’m Ariel. If you’re reading this, you’re on the Jacob Burns website (I presume) and I’m super excited to announce that I am the new Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow (long title = importance), which means I get to make a project over the next couple months with the | more »


Grateful for the Gift of Image, Sound and Story: A Teacher's Perspective

Establishing Shot: A classroom of 30 fifth graders, ALL simultaneously engaged as they watch a screen. Yes, I know this doesn’t seem to be out of the ordinary—children watching a screen—but the conversation that takes place AFTER that is the GIFT.

Medium Shot: During the fourth | more »


The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Elizabeth ter Poorten

Elizabeth ter Poorten is a seeker, a storyteller and a writer.

She began to write four years ago when she signed up for Power of Story, a JBFC Media Arts Lab course created by Anne Marie Santoro. In this warm and supportive environment, her writing came to life. Elizabeth likes to | more »


Inaugural Woman Filmmaker Fellow Leah Galant Looks Back

I still can’t believe how quickly time flew by and that my fellowship here at Jacob Burns has come to a close. Who would have thought six months ago that I would have a completed short film, started teaching, gained a whole bunch of new friends and had the opportunity to become a | more »


FREE Film Screening for High School Students 4/7

Join us on Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm at the Media Arts Lab for a FREE screening of Dazed and Confused (1993).

Open to all high school students. No registration necessary.

Click HERE to download the permission slip for R-rated films. While the JBFC believes that Dazed and Confused | more »


Have You Explored Our View Now Do Now Library?

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 Story curriculum. Although we do encourage educators to participate in our | more »