Education Blog

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 »


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 »