The JBFC is vaccinated-only for ALL screenings and events. Masks are required and may only be removed to enjoy concessions while seated. Details here.

Virtual Classroom to Screening Room

Classroom to Screening Room is going virtual in response to this unprecedented time and the demand for thoughtful remote learning experiences. To increase accessibility, this program is currently completely free to schools both within our community and across the country.

Our carefully curated film library features an inclusive collection of stories from across the USA and around the world. These animated, documentary, and narrative films invite students to engage with new cultures and build empathy through incredible characters and personal stories.

Our post-screening discussions are moderated by film educators who facilitate a safe, thoughtful, and lively conversation that follows student curiosity and focuses on film techniques, story structure, character development, themes, historical background, and emotional engagement.

Explore our Film Library 

Explore our updated curated film list below to select the title that best connects with your students, then sign up for a screening and discussion by simply filling out the registration form. Join us for a virtual field trip!

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Song of the Sea

Animation. 2014. 93 min. English. PG.
Recommended Age: 7+
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Brooklyn Castle

Documentary. 2012. 101 min. English. PG.
Recommended Age: 8+
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Landfill Harmonic

Documentary. 2015. 84 min. Spanish with English subtitles. PG.
Recommended Age: 10+
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Whale Rider

New Zealand
Narrative. 2002. 101 min. English. PG-13.
Recommended Age: 11+
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Shorts Program: Creative Culture

Stories from Across the Country
Documentary. 35 min. English.
Recommended Age: 14+
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How It Works

  • Select a film: Choose a film by genre, theme, age recommendation, rating, and/or language for your students to view. Please be sure to check out our content advisory, which includes a link to Common Sense Media, to help you determine which film is a good fit for your students. Each school may screen up to two films per academic year with a group of 20-75 students per visit.
  • Register: Fill out the registration form below to sign up for a screening. Select the month and day of the week that best works for you and your class. We will be in touch to confirm the date.
  • Screenings: Teachers will receive an intro video, a viewing guide, and a password-protected link to the film prior to the film discussion. The film’s link will allow students to watch at school or remotely and will be shared 24 hours before the film discussion.
  • Virtual Film Discussion: Discussions will start at 10:30 am on your confirmed day and will be facilitated by a JBFC Educator via Zoom. These discussions will last roughly 45 mins1 hour.




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