Education Blog

Coming Soon: Fall 2017 Course Registration!

The JBFC is committed to inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers and viewers through fun and engaging educational experiences. In our Courses @ The Lab, students of all ages make their own projects, learn to enjoy movies in new ways, and spend time with some of the most | more »


Register Now for Summer @ The Lab!

A few spaces remain in our ever-popular Summer @ The Lab program. That said, we encourage you to register soon, as sessions are filling fast!

As of Monday, July 10, a select number of spaces remain in the following sessions and age groups:

July 17-August 4: Summer Co-op, Grades | more »


Summer Professional Development for Educators: Register Now!

Register now for Summer 2017 professional development, as registration closes Friday, June 30!

Image, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that inspires and prepares teachers to integrate viewing and creating media into their classroom culture and literacy | more »


Reflecting on Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story

During the 2016-2017 school year, the JBFC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS)’s interdisciplinary curriculum Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story was implemented in four Brooklyn schools with 14 teachers and reached over 200 students. Building on the JBFC’s pioneering media | more »


High School Student Critic Review - Persepolis

The film Persepolis follows the story of Marjane, a girl from Tehran, Iran, as she grows her individuality in the midst of the violence and change of the ongoing Iranian conflicts. Her family, being intertwined with the country's politics, adds to the depth of the film, with | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Persepolis

Persepolis is a movie adapted from a graphic novel-autobiography of the same name. This review is coming from the perspective of someone who is unfamiliar with the source material, so I cannot speak about how it compares to its literary counterpart. However, I can say for certain | more »


Summer @ the Lab: A Sense of Adventure

Our Summer @ The Lab program, hosted at the JBFC Media Arts Lab, offers a wide variety of activities and often the child who loves to act isn’t the same child who loves to sit at a computer for hours editing. My mindset is that you have to try it all. Remind children that even if | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie that I would watch over and over again because of how vibrant the colors and the characters are and that really brings this story to life.

One thing that I really love about this movie is that they actually brought back the original cast | more »


JBFC Fellow’s Film Makes the Rounds on the Festival Circuit

We at the JBFC are always pleased to share news of current and former fellows' success. To that end, we are very proud to announce that Fall 2017 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist FellowandCreative Cultureparticipant Emily Ann Hoffman has received some stellar recognition for | more »


News & Notes for Education Volunteers

SAVE THE DATE! The JBFC is pleased to share two upcoming events with our volunteer community:

First, we are pleased to announce that our annual volunteer luncheon will take place on Friday, June 9in the JBFC Theater’s Jane Peck Gallery (on the second floor). All active education | more »