Press Releases

PRESS CONTACT:  Lori Zakalik, 914.773.7663, ext. 434 - lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org

Thank you for your interest in the Jacob Burns Film Center. Please click on the links below to view recent press releases.

April 10, 2014

Two Lebanese Filmmakers to be in Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) today announced that Lebanese documentary filmmakers George Tarabay and Elias Khalil will be the Center’s 14th and 15th International Fellows. Tarabay and Khalil will be in residency at the JBFC from April 16 through May 18, working on their documentary The Changing Map of Lebanon, which they are making with the support of Greenhouse, a development program for documentary filmmakers.

Press release (pdf)

Two Lebanese Filmmakers to be in Residence at Jacob Burns Film Center

March 17, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Names New Executive Director

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary and world cinema, promoting visual literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community, has named Edie Demas as its new Executive Director. She will assume the position on May 1st.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Names New Executive Director

January 29, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces 13th Kathryn W. Davis International Fellow

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) has announced that Lindsey Dryden from the United Kingdom will be the 13th International Fellow. From February through March 2014, Dryden will work on filming, editing, and post-production of her latest documentary, Plié. In addition, the JBFC will screen Dryden’s documentary Lost and Sound, a film is about music, deafness, and the incredible human brain, for which she was nominated for ‘Best New UK Filmmaker’ by London Open City Docs and ‘Best Female-Directed Film’ by the Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2012. The screening will be on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with Dryden and JBFC Programming Director, Brian Ackerman. This screening is a preview from the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.

Press release (pdf)

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces 13th Kathryn W. Davis International Fellow

January 27, 2014

Special Event on Autism at Jacob Burns Film Center

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville will host a special one night screening of Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm followed by a Q&A and reception. The film is a true story of triumph and tragedy across three generations. Filmmaker Tom Murray’s brother Chris suffered brain damage at birth and was subsequently diagnosed as autistic. As their mother unites the family to maximize Chris’ potential, his father, a charismatic entrepreneur with issues of his own, refuses to participate.

Press release (pdf)

Special Event on Autism at Jacob Burns Film Center

October 9, 2013

Jacob Burns Film Center Receives $7,000 Grant from Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to present the series Science on Screen, a program of feature narratives and documentaries about science and technology. The nationwide Science on Screen program explores connections between science and the humanities through viewing and discussion of entertaining, provocative films. 

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Jacob Burns Film Center Receives $7,000 Grant from Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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