Schools & Community Organizations

With videos and media all around us, we are increasingly reliant on the power of images and sound to communicate information. To keep pace, today’s teachers and students must be fluent in visual language, just as they must know how to read, write, speak, and listen.

Join our community of educators committed to raising a generation of students to be college and career ready, with strong critical analysis, creative collaboration, multimedia communication, and social-emotional learning skills.

All programs and resources for schools and community organizations are available nationwide. We look forward to thoughtfully engaging with and supporting your community.

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Classroom to Screening Room

In-Person field trips with streaming links, live post-screening discussions with JBFC Educators, and discussion guides.


Image, Sound, and Story

Searchable library of media literacy lessons for teachers building filmmaking and storytelling fundamentals.


Short Film Library

Curated library of short films with accompanying filmmaker backgrounds and discussion questions.


Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for educators to engage with our team for skill-building, resources, and ideas on integrating media literacy into the classroom.


Lab Field Trips

Registration for the 2023—2024 academic year is now closed. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

This brand new program opens the doors to our Media Arts Lab and welcomes local students to engage with film and storytelling techniques through film analysis and hands-on, project based learning.


What's the Story

Registration for the 2024—2025 academic year is now open! We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

In this third grade education program, students study short films, create storyboards, and workshop their ideas with a supportive group of peers.

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