Free Burns Film Center Kids Open House

Free Open House with Short Films and Activities at the Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Open to the general public. Drop in any time between 10:30 and 1:00. No tickets or reservations required!

Saturday, Jan. 21

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Join us for fun hands-on activities upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery from 10:30 until 1:00. Take a break and watch a selection of short family friendly animated films in our upstairs theater. No tickets are needed to enter the theater and watch the shorts program. We will run the same program twice, beginning at 11:00 and 12:05. Featuring: Rabbit and Deer (16 m), Fresh Guacamole (2 m), Soar (6 m), The Haircut (2 m, made by JBFC students), and Fluffy Mc Cloud (3 m), among others.

Note, the JBFC Kids ticketed Belle and Sebastian show starts at noon and activities tailored to the film will take place in the gallery following the screening. Short film descriptions below.

Rabbit and Deer

Director: Peter Vacz. Hungary. 2016. 16min

The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension…

Hungry Cows

JBFC Student short. USA. 2016. 1:40min

In a magical land far, far away, a herd of cows begin to wonder where breakfast is, not realizing their fairy keeper has accidentally slept in.


Director: Steven Briand. USA. 2016. 1.5min

Watch a man with a knack for creating 3D geometric shapes by using only a piece of paper in this memorizing magic show.

Fresh Guacamole

Director: PES USA, 1:40min

The shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar, Fresh Guacamole shows how you don’t need the traditional ingredients to make guacamole.

Life of Pie

JBFC Student short. USA. 2016. 2min

While left to cool in the kitchen window sill, a freshly baked berry pie spots the warm sun and falls deeply in love.

Fluffy McCloud

Director: Conor Finnegan. Ireland. 2016. 2:55min

A curious little cloud begins to understand its talent to rain on things, but causing some annoyance from the humans below.

No Noodles

Director: Tyler Nicolson. USA. 2016. 2:14min

Small creatures explore and inhabit an even smaller world; a bowl of noodles.

Hot Corn

JBFC Minds in Motion Student short, USA. 2016. 1min

A kernel of corn hops through the desert waiting for the right moment to pop!

The Haircut

JBFC Student short, USA. 2016. 2min

A man goes to the barber shop to get a haircut, but is having difficulty as he is invisible!

Lonely Shoe

JBFC Student short, USA. 2016. 1:40min

Realizing it has no pair, a shoe begins to search for its better half.

I’m Sorry I’m Late

Director: Tomas Mankovsky, USA. 2016. 3:16min

A man who is late finds it hard to get home on time as he encounters creatures and lands in this life-size, stop motion animation.

My Big Brother

Director: Jason Rayner, USA. 2016. 2:40min

A boy whose older brother is much, much bigger than he, sometimes finds it difficult being the small younger brother.

One Bright Dot

Director: Clement Morin. France. 2016. 2min

A little light rises from the deep sea and goes on a journey through the countryside leaving a streaks of beautiful bright light trails behind.


Director: Alyce Tzue, USA. 2016. 6min

A young girl who dreams of becoming an airplane designer, suddenly sees a tiny flying machine drop out of the sky along with its very small pilot. Seeing that his aircraft is broken, the girl must use every ounce of inspiration to fly her new friend back home — before it’s too late.

Clay Clothes

JBFC Student short. USA. 2016. 3:56min

Coming across a wooden mannequin, a mischievous clay ball decides to turn on a boombox and watch the musical fun unfold.


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