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Stephen Apkon

Stephen Apkon
Lynda Shenkman Curtis

Stephen Apkon is the Founder and Executive Director of The Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education organization located in Pleasantville, N.Y.  The JBFC presents a wide array of documentary, independent and foreign film programs in a three-theater state-of-the-art film complex, and has developed educational programs focused on 21st century literacy. Under Steve’s leadership, the JBFC opened a 27,000 square foot Media Arts Lab in 2009. Since its doors opened in 2001, JBFC education programs have reached over 100,000 children.


Steve serves on the boards of The World Cinema Foundation and Advancing Human Rights.  He is President of Big 20 Productions; the director and producer of The Patron, a collaboration with Ido Haar; a producer of Enlistment Days, directed by Ido Haar; and a producer of I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful directed by Jonathan Demme.


<a href="">I AM HERE: A short film for The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon (foreword by Martin Scorsese) </a>

I AM HERE: A short film for The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon (foreword by Martin Scorsese)

In his new book The Age of the Image, Steve Apkon argues that it is time we understand why and how visual images are today's most powerful form of communication. This short film, created especially for the book, shows exactly how image, sound and story can be more effective than words alone.


Lynda Shenkman Curtis

The Age of the Image

Stephen Apkon; Foreword by Martin Scorsese
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An urgent, erudite, and practical book that redefines literacy to embrace how we think and communicate now

We live in a world that is awash in visual storytelling. The...

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