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Experiments in Media: Space and Sound

Experiments in Media is offered in three rotating semester-long explorations of different themes, skills, and styles. Stretch your imagination. Exp...


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Lab Camp, Entering Grades 3—4

Explore different projects in each two-week session. Take advantage of our screening room, sound stage, recording studio, animation studio, and so ...


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Lab Camp, Entering Grades 5—6

Explore different projects in each two-week session. Take advantage of our screening room, sound stage, recording studio, animation studio, and so ...


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Lab Camp, Entering Grades 7—8

Explore different projects in each two-week session. Take advantage of our screening room, sound stage, recording studio, animation studio, and so ...


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Experiments in Media: Workshop

The sky’s the limit as you explore new and exciting ways to use media and technology. Discover cutting-edge techniques and learn to look at visual ...


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Experiments in Media: Workshop

The sky’s the limit as you explore new and exciting ways to use media and technology. Discover cutting-edge techniques and learn to look at visual ...


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Adventures in Media

Have fun teaming up with other students and your instructor to mash-up various pairs of concepts as you create two in-depth projects. . This semest...


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Experiments in Media: Space and Sound

Experiments in Media is offered in three rotating semester-long explorations of different themes, skills, and styles.Stretch your imagination. Expl...


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Projects in Media

Spend the whole semester working on a collaborative project. All the tools at the Lab are at your disposal for a professional-level production expe...


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Lab Camp, Entering Grades 9—10

Explore different projects in each two-week session. Take advantage of our screening room, sound stage, recording studio, animation studio, and so ...


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The Power of Story Student Spotlight: Estelle Rosen Kersh

Estelle Rosen Kersh is a familiar face here at the JBFC. She began, and continues, as an administrative volunteer in our Executive Offices at the ...


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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 t...


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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...


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Reflections on Art House Convergence 2017

Last week JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin, and I had the opportunity to attend the Art House Convergence Confere...


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Image, Sound, and Story: 2017 Professional Development & Open House

The JBFC's Education Department is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Summer 2017 Image, Sound, and Story professional developme...


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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...


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Join us this August for JBFC Kids: On Location!

For those of you who have not yet attended a family-friendly screening at the theater or a Family Saturday @ The Lab, JBFC Kids is our exciting ini...


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Register Now for Fall 2017 Courses @ The Lab!

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a dynamic, dual-mission nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy for a visual culture. The JBFC...


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Spring Course Registration Continues!

Registration is now in full swing for our Spring 2017 slate of courses and workshops at the Media Arts Lab. With offerings after school, during the...


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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 V...


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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...


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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 ...


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Registration for Fall Courses @ The Lab Continues!

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media t...


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Fall Semester of Courses @ The Lab Kicks Off!

We at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab are pleased to announce that our fall semester of Courses @ The Lab kicks off today!First up is Creators’ Co-op, ou...


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"TIFF Download" Recap from Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Bill Sweeney

As an added benefit of engagement with our Image, Sound, and Story media education curriculum, educators who participate in our professional develo...


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Behind the Scenes: Storyville Game Design

Once a year, Storyville students get the chance to create their very own board game. The 1st and 2nd graders in this class do practically all the w...


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JBFC Fellow Reggie Altidor Featured on Buzzfeed

The JBFC is always proud to see members of our filmmaking community receive well-deserved recognition for their talents. On that note, we'd like to...


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JBFC Kids: On Location @ The Westchester Mall

Through our JBFC Kids initiative, the JBFC welcomes a new generation of viewers and their families into our community of cinema lovers and media-ma...


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JBFC Kids On Location @ Chappaqua Children's Book Festival 10/14

For those of you who have not yet attended a family-friendly screening at the theater or a Family Saturday @ The Lab, JBFC Kids is our exciting ini...


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Fall Workshops @ the Lab

Founded in 2001, the JBFC shows hundreds of films a year in our art house theater and has pioneered a unique approach to viewing and making media t...


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Coming Soon: Reel Change for Nonprofits

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is pleased to announce that its ever-popular course Reel Change for Nonprofits will return this spring for a sem...


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JBFC Fellowship Program

Pursuing a career in the arts is a practical and creative challenge, and some of the many ways we fulfill our commitment to making film a vibrant p...


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December Family Saturdays @ the Lab: Sound and Music!

Escape from the cold and join us Dec. 1 for Family Saturdays @ the Lab! Drop into the Media Arts Lab anytime from 10:30am-12:30pm for FREE, hands-o...


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Register Now for Summer @ the Lab 2018!

Summer is right around the corner and at the Jacob Burns Film Center that means it’s almost time for Summer @ the Lab! There are two ways to partic...


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Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18 hour, summer professional devel...


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Summer @ the Lab

Summer @ the Lab is off to a great start! This year we have introduced a new format: weeklong camps, each one offering a different theme. Week one ...


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Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Summer @ the Lab

One of the highlights of the second week of Summer @ the Lab was the one-week camp Lights, Camera, Action.This camp was led by Aaron Mace, JBFC Sen...


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Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

This summer’s Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute was an inspiring three days of learning, sharing, and media exploration. 24 teachers gained...


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Celebrating Art House Theater Day at the Jacob Burns Film Center

Sunday, Sept. 23 was Art House Theater Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in the community. To cel...


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Teacher Reflections on Image, Sound, and Story

High school ELA teacher Patrick Taylor attended the JBFC Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Professional Development last month. Here is his reflectio...


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Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.Courses @ the LabRegistration is open for Winter/S...


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A Busy Month for Education at the JBFC!

May was a busy month for education programs at the JBFC! From off-site events to film premieres to educator engagement, this month was the perfect ...


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Time Twister Experiment: Viewing & Doing

Experiments are short activities designed with room for… well… experimentation! Get introduced to a new concept through a compelling short, then be...


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Hand-Drawn Animation Activity

Hand-drawn animation was used to create many of the greatest animated films ever starting with the first animated film of all time, Snow White, rel...


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Suggested Viewing: 100 Humans

100 Humans 2020. 8 Episodes, approx. 40 m. eachRecommended Age 14+This show contains occasional adult subject matter. We recommend it for ages 14+....


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Viewing: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower 102 min. 2017. Japan. English. Rated PG.Recommended Age: 7+Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Mary and...


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Week Six: Summer @ the Lab

That’s all folk’s! This was the last week of Summer @ the Lab 2014! This last week was a full experience for all the campers. We started off with a...


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Viewing: Caine's Arcade

Caine's Arcade11 min. 2012. USA. Short.Recommended Age: 8+Streaming: Youtube (Free) Synopsis: 9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation bui...


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“Have the Greatest Ambition Possible!”

Eighty-five Pre-K – 12 educators gathered today for the start of 2014 Summer Teachers Institute, a week-long experience across the JBFC campus. Dan...


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That's a Wrap, Everybody!

Today marks the close of the 2014 Summer Teachers Institute. It’s been a full and busy week of thoughtful discussion, creation, and participation. ...


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FREE Family Saturdays @ The Lab! Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2018

Drop by the Media Arts Lab any time from 10:00 am–12:00 pm on the first Saturday of select months for our Family Saturdays @ the Lab program!Each m...


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From Co-op To College

It’s that time of the year: the trees are finally green, the flowers are in full bloom, and college acceptance letters have gone out to thousands o...


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Evolution of a Criminal

What drives a happy, studious, and charismatic teenager to commit a felony? In Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe turns the cam...


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Hey Early-birds! Summer Registration is OPEN!

Registration for our Summer @ the Lab program is NOW OPEN!(Sign up before February 1st to receive a 10% early-bird discount.)Summer @ the Lab will ...


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Have Fun. Do Good. Volunteer!

The JBFC’s education programs for school and community organization groups are made possible with the passionate support of our dedicated volunteer...


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Fourth Grade Mystery Bird Experiment

After building 6 owl boxes last year, one of the homes has finally attracted a visitor. Only problem is... we didn't know who it was! The class has...


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Emerging Artist Fellow Spotlight: Jon Appel

Melmilap is a Nepali word that translates to something like “community closeness and reconciliation;” it’s also the title of the non-fiction film t...


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Animated Learning

Simon Dudar is a fourth grade teacher at Haldane School in Cold Spring, NY. He was introduced to the JBFC by his principal, Brent Harrington, whose...


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Raiding Raiders and the Current State of Cinema

Growing up, I absolutely hated watching films with commentary. My father on the other hand, a cinephile in his own right, loved it more than anythi...


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The Making of "Faces of Heart"

Marie Venezia and I, two long-time students of the JBFC's Adult courses, created the short film Faces of Heart (featured above) for the American He...


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Former JBFC Student nominated for Emmy Award!

Tonight one of our most exceptional former students is being honored by the Television Academy for the 36th College Television Awards. More commonl...


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From Pleasantville to Curaçao

Over the last several years, a Pace University documentary production class has taken students off campus to study environmental issues and gain fi...


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Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story

In many ways, this feels like the second in a series- a follow up to a post I wrote last July that shared my experience representing the JBFC at th...


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Summer @ the Lab 2015: A Reflection

School has started and as we switch gears to look ahead to the fall semester here at the Media Arts Lab, I wanted to take a moment to look back at ...


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NAMLE Conference Recap

I recently participated in the NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education) Conference as a representative of the JBFC. The conference...


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Little Pieces. Big Pictures.

As our annual Summer Teachers Institute turns 10 this year, we welcomed over 50 pre-K- 12 educators to spend a week with us having experiences as ...


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Fun and Rigorous

What a week! Today marks the final day of our Summer Teachers Institute, and it's been a fantastic time from start-to-finish. To tell the whole sto...


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Announcing the World Premiere of "Us"

Last week, Champ Ensminger, premiered his incredible and much-anticipated music video, Us. Champ was the Summer 2015 Emerging Artist Fellow here at...


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Happy Halloween from JBFC!

Pumpkin Revenge is a short film made by our third and fourth grade Experiments in Media workshop. The focus of the workshop was isolating color. Th...


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"So You've Grown Attached"

JBFC faculty are always on the lookout for excellent short films to incorporate into lesson plans. One of the most recent additions to our list of ...


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Summer Professional Development Registration is NOW OPEN!

Image, Sound, and StorySummer 2016 Professional DevelopmentImage, Sound, and Story is a professional development program preparing teachers in grad...


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Apply for Creative Culture's Fall 2017 term!

Pursuing a career in the arts is a practical and creative challenge, and some of the many ways we fulfill our commitment to making film a vibrant p...


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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 Sund...


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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 Orlean...


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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 literac...


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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...


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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...


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Free Online Resources for Educators

The JBFC is committed to promoting literacy for the twenty-first century. One way we advance this goal is by increasing exposure to the ten media l...


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Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute 2018

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18-hour summer professional develo...


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Fall 2018 Image, Sound, and Story Opportunities

Inspired by our commitment to raising the next generation of visual storytellers, Image, Sound, and Story prepares teachers to integrate viewing an...


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Winter/Spring 2019 Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Opportunities

New opportunities for teachers trained in Image, Sound, and Story! All sessions are held at the JBFC's Media Arts Lab and run from 8:30am-3:30pm.Wr...


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Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute 2019

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This summer professional development program prep...


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Summer Teachers Institute

JBFC’s Summer Teachers Institute inspires Pre-K – Grade 12 educators to integrate visual texts into their classroom and empower their students to b...


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Summer 2017 Image, Sound, and Story PD

OverviewImage, Sound, and Story is a professional development program that prepares teachers in Grades 3—10 to integrate viewing and creating media...


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Cinemania: Afterschool Film Club

Cinemania gives middle school students the opportunity to explore the adolescent experience through films from around the world. Weekly meetings in...


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Community Partnerships

Many JBFC education programs are available for organizations and social service agencies working with underserved youth. We have partnered with aft...


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Classroom to Screening Room

For the 2019-20 school year, please visit this page for more information about scheduling a school trip. Classroom to Screening Room presents film ...


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See Hear Feel Film

See Hear Feel Film teaches students active viewing skills and techniques used to tell a story through film. After watching short films from around ...


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The skills and techniques articulated in the Viewing section of the Learning Framework place an emphasis on close observation, meaning making, and ...


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No. 173

Take a close look at this image. In just a few sentences, describe the what's happening in this scene.Inspired by the JBFC series REMIX: The Modern...