Film screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America at the JBFC continues important discussion taking place throughout the U.S.

More than 130 area high school students came to the JBFC on March 30 for a special student screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.  It was the first in-person student screening in almost two years to be held at the JBFC Theater. Following the film, students engaged in a Q&A with [...]

Creative Culture Alumni Return to JBFC with Their Feature Doc, On the Divide

Award-winning filmmakers and Creative Culture alumni to participate in one-night-only Q&A at Jacob Burns Film Center for their feature documentary On the Divide Pleasantville, NY – March 30, 2022 – Award-winning filmmakers Leah Galant, of Cortlandt Manor, and Maya Cueva will attend a Q&A at the Jacob Burns Film Center on April 9 to discuss [...]

Spring '22 Programming

Spring Arrives with a Scintillating Slate of Films and Events at the Jacob Burns Film Center The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today a variety of unique, compelling, and one-of-a-kind events, series, and screenings for spring 2022. With special events and thought-provoking Q&As featuring filmmakers, politicians, activists, and more, there’s something for everyone to [...]

Remembering Michelle Materre

We mourn the passing of educator, mentor, curator, and luminary Michelle Materre whose indefatigable advocacy on behalf of Black independent filmmakers was a beacon for countless members of that community and beyond. We were honored to collaborate with Michelle through her trailblazing film series Creatively Speaking on multiple REMIX programs throughout the years. Michelle’s devotion [...]

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 [...]

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