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 20 years of experience, our educational mission is guided by principles of accessibility, representation, and empathy-building. JBFC education programs and resources include Classroom to Screening Room, Professional Development, JBFC Kids, Lab Field Trips, and Summer Camps.

At the JBFC, we 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. 

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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. 



Schools & Community Organizations

Find out more about our offerings like Classroom to Screening Room, Professional Development, and Lab Field Trips.



See what movies are screening as a part of our JBFC Kids series, and check out our kids programming!


After-school Programs

Join us for our new after-school program for fall 2023: YouTube Channel Production 101


High School Fellowships

Learn about our new JBFC Emerging Screenwriter Fellowship offered through a collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts.



We offer Filmmaking and Animation camps for young artists in a supportive, group-based learning environment.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to receive generous support from:

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