Education

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. 

For more information, please contact: education@burnsfilmcenter.org.

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. 

 

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Camps

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2024 IS NOW OPEN!

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

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High School Fellowships

Applications are now open for our Director's Cut: Emerging Screenwriters program!

Learn about our fellowships offered through a collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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JBFC Kids

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

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Schools & Community Organizations

Find out more about our offerings like Classroom to Screening Room, What’s the Story?, and Lab Field Trips.

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After-School Courses

Learn about our after-school courses for spring 2024: Director’s Cut: Fundamentals of Filmmaking and Sisters on Set!

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

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