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2021 Sundance Film Festival Partnership

An Update from Andrew Jupin, Senior Film Programmer, about our Sundance Film Festival Partnership Right up until the holidays, the JBFC was set to be one of several art houses nationwide that would be hosting selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on our screens. We had the dates set, a slate of films we [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Elects Three New Members To Board of Directors

Pleasantville, NY – December 10, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts institution, elects three new members to its Board of Directors; Melissa Haizlip, Rochelle Rosenberg, and Joseph Rosenblum will each serve three-year terms. “We are delighted to welcome Melissa, Rochelle, and Joe to our dedicated and thoughtful board as [...]


JBFC Partners for 2021 Sundance Film Festival As Sole New York-Area Satellite Screen

We’re excited to share that Jacob Burns Film Center is participating in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as a partner and will be the Festival’s sole New York-area Satellite Screen. Details about Sundance’s proprietary online platform, how audiences can participate in the Festival through live online premieres, our fellow fantastic and wide-ranging network of Satellite [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Launches Free Virtual Field Trip Opportunities for 2020-21 School Year

November 12, 2020—Pleasantville, NY— Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announces the creation of a virtual curriculum for its popular education experience, Classroom to Screening Room. The innovative, interdisciplinary, school-based program is now available online both locally and nationally for the current school year. In order to bring film-based media literacy programs to the classroom without [...]


Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film Returns with Ron Howard Virtual Q&A on Frost/Nixon Film Adaptation

Pleasantville, NY – October 6, 2020 – Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film, presented by Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in partnership with The Actors Fund, returns with filmmaker and JBFC Board Member Ron Howard on Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm ET in a live virtual conversation about his film Frost/Nixon (2008), moderated by [...]


The "2020 Sorry About the Halloween Marathon" Watchlist

by Andrew Jupin, JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew writes: “In another pandemic-related loss, I won’t be able to curate and host the annual overnight horror marathon at the Burns. It would’ve been our seventh year doing what many* will say is the most fun they have at the JBFC all year. In a year when real-life [...]


JBFC Founding Director of Film Programming Brian Ackerman on News 12

The JBFC’s Founding Director of Film Programming Brian Ackerman talked to News 12 on Sept. 10, 2020, to address New York’s continuing refusal to allow movie theaters to reopen in the state. Tune in to hear Brian’s comments in the clip below.      The JBFC is glad to reaffirm its position that reopening independent [...]


Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Key Organization, Leadership Changes

Pleasantville, NY – September 9, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that Margo Amgott has been appointed Interim Executive Director and Sean Weiner was promoted to the newly created position of Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab. [View Full Press Release PDF]     Want to stay up to date on [...]


Celebrating the JBFC's 19th Birthday with Member Memories

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré To celebrate the JBFC’s 19th birthday in June, we asked those who know us best—our loyal members—to share their favorite memories and experiences. Thank you to everyone who has made the past 19 years at the JBFC so special, and here’s to many more!   “Happy 19th Birthday [...]


How to Fundraise for the JBFC on Facebook & Instagram

We’re thrilled to share the news that you can now support the JBFC by setting up fundraisers on Facebook and Instagram! Whether you’re interested in raising money for a birthday fundraiser or supporting us “just because,” we’ve put together a step-by-step guide of how you can harness this valuable fundraising tool on both Facebook and [...]


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