Stephen Apkon, a social entrepreneur, formed the Jacob Burns Film Center with the vision of establishing a center for independent and foreign documentary films. Under his 13 year tenure as Executive Director, the JBFC grew to become a major cultural destination and a national leader in the field of visual literacy. In 2014, Mr. Apkon stepped down as the Executive Director of the JBFC to focus on film projects and other non-profit initiatives.
Apkon serves on the boards of The World Cinema Foundation and Advancing Human Rights. He is President of Big 20 Productions, the producer of films I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful; Planetary; Backyard Wilderness; and Disturbing the Peace. He is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens.
Apkon spoke at a Special Screening of “Disturbing the Peace” - November 15, 2016 at The Common Good.