Many JBFC education programs are available for organizations and social service agencies working with underserved youth. We have partnered with after-school programs, residential treatment centers, therapeutic schools, programs for students with special needs, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and other youth organizations.
This interdisciplinary program gives students the opportunity to collaboratively write, storyboard, direct, and produce an original stop-motion animated film. The curriculum creatively integrates elements of science, technology, math, language arts, and the arts for a dynamic project-based learning experience. Films created in Minds in Motion have been screened at festivals all over the world. Every student receives a Production Book that assists in the organization and creative process of animation.
A professional animator leads a series of 12 on-site workshops. The JBFC provides all necessary equipment and materials. The program culminates in a red-carpet screening of the completed student films at the JBFC Theater.
During the school year, workshops are held weekly, generally at 3:30–5:30 pm, Sept.–Dec. or Feb.–May.
During the summer, workshops are held twice a week, generally at 10:00 am–noon or 12:30–2:30 pm.
In this multimedia program, youth have the opportunity to raise their awareness and effect change by producing a short film that expresses a point of view about social issues. This hands-on experience on such topics as violence, health care, and the environment helps participants address the issues that are relevant to their lives and also demonstrates the power of the media as a tool for social change. Films can be personal or political, serious or funny. The program covers every step of filmmaking from pre- to postproduction to distribution!
Combining the power of digital cameras, scanners, and simple editing software, digital storytelling is the compelling integration of technology and story. Students use still images, text slides, graphics, music, and narration to share, preserve, and celebrate their stories while gaining experience with the basic skills and techniques of filmmaking.
Classroom to Screening Room provides unique opportunities to address issues relating to citizenship, current events, and human rights. Program managers are welcome to choose a title from the JBFC film library or current theatrical programming. Education faculty, as well as guest speakers, provide a social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic context for the film as well as facilitate postscreening discussion.
Cost: $5 per student, $200 minimum.
There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.
All student screenings require a two-week processing period.