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Are You Excited About This Year's Oscar Ceremony

Enter Our Oscar Ballot Poll for a Chance to Win a Private Screening at the JBFC Theater Cast your vote, and you could win big on Oscar night! Once the results come in, one lucky winner will get a private screening in The Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan Theater for up to 31 [...]


The Best of 2021: JBFC Staff's Favorite Films

by JBFC Marketing Associate Paige Grand Pré 2021 was truly a year unlike any other, especially in the film industry. After nearly 14 months of darkness, the JBFC Theater marquee lit up once again this May as we welcomed audiences back to the big screen. What’s kept the JBFC going over the last two years—and [...]


Creative Culture Announces New Roster of Filmmaker Fellows

Filmmakers Hailing from Afar Converge on the Lower Hudson Valley to Collaborate and Create Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today the artists selected for spring 2022 fellowships in Creative Culture, an inclusive program for emerging professional filmmakers. Creative Culture provides 10-month-long experiences for filmmakers to produce short film projects in a collaborative community. In [...]


Celebrate Women's History Month: Essential Films to Watch with Your Kids

by JBFC Kids curator and Education Program Manager Emily Ohara Drawing on the JBFC’s education programming and its emphasis on films from around the world, the Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to share a list of films to watch with your kids this Women’s History Month that will foster empathy. Curated by JBFC Kids curator [...]


Curator Notes: Compartment No. 6

Compartment No. 6 opens Friday, April 1 at the JBFC. Get the inside scoop in this note from JBFC Preview Club Film Curator Karen Goodman before the film’s highly-anticipated opening!   by JBFC Preview Club Film Curator, Karen Goodman Compartment No. 6 is an internationally co-produced drama (Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia), co-written and directed by Finnish [...]


Come Along for "The Ride" with JBFC Artists-in-Residence Allison Bonner Shillingford & J Bird Lathon

by Dennis Giza, Guest Writer Filmmakers Allison Bonner Shillingford and J Bird Lathon took full advantage of the Jacob Burns Film Center’s resources during their six-week Creative Culture residency this fall, which was organized in partnership with Black Public Media. Lathon and Shillingford worked on their film The Ride, a short, animated interpretation of a powerful [...]


Breaking Bread: Jewish Food Stories and Recipes from our Community

We started this year’s Jewish Film Festival, our 20th, with a thought to make it interactive, around something that binds the whole JBFC Jewish community together, particularly in a year where we’ve all spent a lot of time at home, isolated—but still cooking, as though secretly hoping for the guests to arrive. So we thought: [...]


The Knolls Returns as the Sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the JBFC

Pleasantville, NY – September 22, 2021 – The Knolls, a continuing care retirement community located in Valhalla, is once again the sponsor of Arts in the Afternoon at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC). This ongoing program includes two popular series, World Stage on Screen and Senior Afternoon Cinema. World Stage on Screen brings the [...]


59th New York Film Festival Partners With JBFC To Bring The Festival To New Audiences

New York Film Festival at the JBFC: Sept. 27-29 “It’s been a longtime wish for us to partner with one of the great cultural happenings of the fall—the New York Film Festival from Film At Lincoln Center—and we are thrilled to announce that this year, that wish is coming true!” —Brian Ackerman, JBFC Founding Director [...]


Rep. Mondaire Jones Announces Federal Grant for JBFC's Creative Culture

The JBFC was pleased to welcome Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) to our campus on Tuesday, Aug. 10 to announce the grant we received from the NEA. Here is his announcement from the event: REP. MONDAIRE ANNOUNCES FEDERAL GRANT FOR JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER     Jones held a press conference at the Jacob Burns Film Center [...]


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