JBFC Kids

JBFC Kids makes the theater-going experience more inviting for kids, hosts FREE hands-on activities on the first Saturday of select months, and offers 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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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.

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Liyana

Feb. 9, 2:30
Recommended for ages 10 and up

Five orphaned children create a fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Liyana is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of storytelling.

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School Break Screening
The Iron Giant

Feb. 18, 2:30
Recommended for ages 7 and up

After discovering a giant robot who crash-lands from space, nine-year-old Hogarth does everything in his power to keep his new metal-eating friend safe.

Free Events

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Family Saturdays @ the Lab

Saturday, Mar. 2, 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.

Courses

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Courses for Grades 3–5

Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30–12:30

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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Courses Grades 6–8

Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30–12:30

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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Clubs for Kids

Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30–12:30

Video Game Club for students in grades 5–8 and Cinemania: Afterschool Film Club for students in grades 7–8 provide fun opportunities to explore media and film while meeting new friends.

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