The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to teaching literacy for a visual culture. In a world filled with screens, JBFC media education programs engage over 10,000 teachers and students each year through viewing and creating experiences that explore how to be critical of what we watch and intentional with what we make.
With twenty years of experience, our educational mission is guided by principles of accessibility, representation, and empathy-building. JBFC education programs and resources encourage critical thinking, creative collaboration, and social-emotional learning. Through the power of sharing stories, our programs empower students of all ages to engage with and learn from communities beyond their own.
The JBFC is committed to supporting all communities. The majority of students who engage with our programs are from under-resourced schools and community organizations, and participate completely free of charge.