Education Blog

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 »


Green Screen Activity

In film there are spectacularly mind bending scenes that in real life are impossible. These special effects require something called a green screen, which special effects artists can then replace the green with anything they want; like an alien planet, a huge robot running after | more »


Everyone’s at Home(school)

After 15 years of working at the Burns, I decided to move on and enter the world of public education. This past year I have had the pleasure of working as a third grade teacher in the Ossining School District. I hear that first years are always hard, but this has been something | more »


Suggested Viewing: Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

25 min. 2012. UK. English. TV-Y. [Recommended Age: All]

Streaming: Netflix

Synopsis: A kind witch ignores the concerns of her long-suffering companion, a wonderful Cat, and invites more and more animals to join them on her broom. But how will the gang overcome the | more »


Weekend Film Challenge #3: Stranger than Stranger Things

These rules are for every film challenge.

1. Film Challenges come out on a Friday. To enter the prize pool you MUST send us a working link to your film by the following Monday at 5 pm. Please send your video submissions toeducation@burnsfilmcenter.org.

2. Films must be under 2 | more »


Viewing and Doing: Oddball

This week, JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara highlights an audience favorite programmed for JBFC Kids a few years ago.

Oddball

2015. 95 m. Australia. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 7+

Streaming for free on Tubi, Amazon Prime, Vudu (with Ads), and Hulu.

Synopsis:

Off the coast of | more »


Educational Resources

The JBFC provides incredible resources to help families and teachers explore film and media and engage their creativity in hands-on activities. In these times of cooperation, we also wish to recognize some of the wonderful peer organizations and individuals who are producing | more »


Free Image, Sound, and Story Projects

Join our community of educators committing to raising a generation of students who are college and career ready, with strong critical analysis, creative collaboration, and multimedia communication skills.

Image, Sound, and Story is a groundbreaking curriculum that integrates | more »


Family Online Streaming

Where to Watch Kid-Friendly Films Online Right Now?

Now that everyone is home, streaming options are the next best way to watch soon-to-be favorites. However, searching for streaming options can be overwhelming, especially when looking for an affordable site with quality content | more »


Weekend Film Challenge: Camera Moves and Mysterious Rooms

These rules are for every film challenge:

1. Film Challenges come out on a Friday. To enter the prize pool you MUST send Darrel (dswann@burnsfilmcenter.org) a working link to your film by the following Monday at 5 pm.

2. Films must be under 2 minutes.

3. Films must be “family | more »