JBFC Kids

We’re making the theater-going experience more inviting for kids, hosting FREE hands-on activities on the first Saturday of select months, and offering a full roster of courses and workshops for ages 3–13! Take a look at all our JBFC Kids offerings below.

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Film Programming

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Nov. 17–18, noon
Recommended for ages 7 and up

A hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a pig who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Jan. 12, 2:00
Recommended for ages 7 and up

Everything changes for mistreated orphan Harry Potter when a mysterious man delivers a letter from Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards.

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School Break Screening
The Best of the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

Jan. 21, 2:30
Recommended for ages 3 and up

A lively lineup of nine short films from around the world.

Free Events

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Family Saturdays @ the Lab

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30–12:30

Drop by the Media Arts Lab for FREE Family Saturdays @ the Lab. Each event features hands-on media activities for students ages 3–13. December’s event focuses on sound!

Courses

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PreK–Grade 2

Courses begin this fall.

Students in PreK and K can tell their own stories in the fun workshop Seeing Stories, while students in grades 1–2 will create characters, stories, and worlds of their own in the exciting four-week course, Storyville.

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Grades 3–5

Courses begin this fall.

Experiments are a series of four-week courses for students looking to create a variety of short projects. Projects courses offer students the opportunity to spend six weeks focusing on one major project.

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Grades 6–8

Courses begin this fall.

In addition to Experiments and Projects courses for these grade levels, experienced students also have the option of the twelve-week course, On the Set, where they will see one short film through from start to finish.

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