The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to teaching literacy for a visual culture; presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; and making film a vibrant part of the community.

The Media Arts Lab, down the street from the JBFC Theater in Pleasantville, NY, is the hub of our education initiatives. This state-of-the-art facility is truly a laboratory where we pilot, implement, and develop programs to help educators and students of all ages succeed in the visually, digitally, and globally connected 21st century.

The JBFC is committed to working with all communities. Over 70% of the students who take advantage of our programs each year are from under-resourced schools and community organizations and participate absolutely free of charge. Scholarships are available for every course.


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