Based in Pleasantville, New York, the JBFC is a cultural organization that strives to present high-quality cinema and establish film as a rich part of the community. The organization operates a five-screen theater that shows over 400 films annually to over 200,000 visitors. In addition to culture and fine arts, the center is engaged in educational programs through its Media Arts Lab.
The Media Arts Lab is a freestanding 27,000-square-foot facility that hosts educational classes and events for all ages, as well as professional development courses. The lab includes a recording studio, workshops, a screening room, 16 editing spaces, an animation studio, and a soundstage. Committed to serving the community, offers scholarships for each of its courses and partners with many of the schools in Westchester County. More than 70 percent of students who participate in Media Arts Lab programs do so at no cost.