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  • PARTICIPATION | JSFL

    PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS LAB SERIES SCHEDULE The Sam Spiegel Series Lab includes 3 sessions that take place over the course of approximately 4-6 months. The first two sessions of the Lab are working sessions, focusing mainly on the development of the series' content. The first session is a physical 5-day writing session that takes place in Jerusalem, and the second session takes place for a 5-day writing session online. The first two sessions include professional meetings and events, one-on-one meetings with personal Israeli mentors, group development meetings, and inspirational masterclasses, as well as personal writing time in a supportive environment. Throughout the first two sessions, writers and producers will also develop their proposal into a pitch deck (a graphic pitch), with the professional guidance of Ananey Studios. In the final session, taking place abroad, creators will have the opportunity to pitch their projects and present them in front of key figures in the Israeli and international television industry. Notice of the precise timing of the sessions will be provided upon the call for submissions. 3RD EDITION TIMELINE: First Session - June 2-6 Second session - July 28 - August 1 Third session - End of September. Precise dates to be announced before or with acceptance PRIZES As part of the program, Netflix will sponsor the new Series Development Award for one exceptional project. The award will provide a stipend to allow creatives to concentrate on developing their project. The award recipient will be announced at the closing session, where projects will be revealed to industry professionals. PARTICIPATION FEES Netflix will cover entry fees for all participants. HOME SERIES LAB WHO'S WHO MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ

  • PARTICIPANTS | JSFL

    LOAD MORE 348276032_1012398803315497_8525382273717154949_n.jpg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (315).JPG 348346966_1012396256649085_3930009691120342676_n.jpg עותק של DSCF9100.JPG WhatsApp Image 2023-09-04 at 14.35.11 (2).jpeg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (245).JPG עותק של עותק של IMG_4446.jpg עותק של עותק של IMG_4561.jpg 348276032_1012398803315497_8525382273717154949_n.jpg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (315).JPG 348346966_1012396256649085_3930009691120342676_n.jpg עותק של DSCF9100.JPG WhatsApp Image 2023-09-04 at 14.35.11 (2).jpeg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (245).JPG עותק של עותק של IMG_4446.jpg עותק של עותק של IMG_4561.jpg 348276032_1012398803315497_8525382273717154949_n.jpg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (315).JPG 348346966_1012396256649085_3930009691120342676_n.jpg עותק של DSCF9100.JPG WhatsApp Image 2023-09-04 at 14.35.11 (2).jpeg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (245).JPG עותק של עותק של IMG_4446.jpg עותק של עותק של IMG_4561.jpg 348276032_1012398803315497_8525382273717154949_n.jpg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (315).JPG 348346966_1012396256649085_3930009691120342676_n.jpg עותק של DSCF9100.JPG WhatsApp Image 2023-09-04 at 14.35.11 (2).jpeg עותק של עותק של delouyarafi 15.09 (245).JPG עותק של עותק של IMG_4446.jpg עותק של עותק של IMG_4561.jpg Select Name of project Select Script writter Select Lab # Shira Porat Filmmaker: Production company: New Generation Productions Lee Shira Production: A "Dancing with the Stars" choreographer discovers her mom is homeless, forcing her to blend her glitzy world with messy reality. Moods Lab edition 2 Nur Fibak, Mae Palty Filmmaker: Production company: SIPUR Orly Arbel Production: When the daughter of a passionate park ranger discovers her father died in an explosion in the middle of the desert, she leaves her hectic city life and returns to her hometown to uncover the real cause of his death. Oasis Lab edition 2 Adi Goral, Orit Fouks Rotem Filmmaker: Production company: Green Productions Maya Fisher, Shani Sror Production: A devout, conservative bridal counsellor transforms a "prayer hotline" aimed at strengthening women's faith, into a channel for sexual awakening for an entire community of women. That Hole Lab edition 2 Chen Shumowitz Filmmaker: Production company: Transfax Productions Marek Rozenbaum Production: Scarred by a traumatic breakup, a dedicated social worker at a women's shelter encounters a charismatic man who promises the life of her dreams. Despite her professional expertise, she’s oblivious to the red flags and succumbs to his charms. When she tries to break free, she discovers it's too late. The Parasite Lab edition 2 Hila Elena Royzenman Filmmaker: Production company: Spiro Films Eitan Mansuri Production: An illegal plastic surgery clinic, binds the fate of a mother and daughter, who are dragged into running the business from their crumbling living room. As they rise as successful business-women, their harsh reality creeps back in, facing them with the realisation that their empowerment is a mere façade. The Plasticians Lab edition 2 Rachel Elitzur Filmmaker: Production company: Endemol Shine Adi Bar Yosef Production: Despite being an ultra-orthodox, unmarried young woman, Michal (19) has no intention of being passed from her father's control to her husband's authority. She dreams of becoming a successful adman at the company run by her father. The Sterns Lab edition 2 Rotem Kapelinsky Filmmaker: Production company: Black Sheep Productions Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev, Guy Hudes Production: Seeking salvation, an ultra-Orthodox homosexual entrusts his fate to a contentious psychologist, becoming the centrepiece of an ethically dubious virtual reality conversion experiment. The Subject Lab edition 2 Omri van Essen, Tehila Peter-Dansker Filmmaker: Production company: Paran Studio Yoni Paran Production: The story of Roni and Chaya, two young women who work at Yad Vashem (The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem), who between tours of the Hall of Remembrance and guiding at the Cattle Car Memorial to the Concentration Camp Deportees, involve themselves in what’s important to any woman her early twenties – sex, love, and self-searching. 3rd Generation Lab edition 1 PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME SERIES LAB WHO'S WHO MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ

  • RULES & REGULATIONS | JSFL

    The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film & Television School (JSFS) has established the Sam Spiegel Series Lab in order to promote Israeli Creators working on scripted TV series. Below, you can find details of the rules and regulations for operation of the Lab by the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. The rules and regulations might change from time to time as the JSFS decides. Chapter 1 – General Definitions: In this Set of Rules and Regulations each term defined in this section shall have the meaning appearing alongside it below, provided that no other relevant meaning applies from the contents or the context: “Creator” – whoever is entitled to apply for admission to the Lab according to the terms specified in Section 2 below. “Producer” – whoever is entitled to apply for admission to the Lab according to the terms specified in Section 2 below. “The Lab” – the JSFS Series Lab “The School” – the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film & Television School (JSFS). “Project” – a proposal for a TV series as detailed below. “Call for Proposal” – a document published by the School offering Creators the opportunity to apply to the Lab. “The Lab Spirit” – the values and goals guiding the Lab, including: promotion of Israeli Creators, presenting the entire variety of the local culture through television, artistic excellence, cultural openness, respectful dialogue, etc. “The Lab Participants” or “the Participants” – Creators and/or teams (as defined below) who have passed the selection and acceptance process. Chapter 2 – Selection and Acceptance 2. Eligibility to apply 2.1.1 A Creator may apply to participate in the Lab if the following conditions apply to him/her: Creators whose proposed Project is either their first or second series as a Creator/head Creator/director. 2.1.2 Proven experience in writing a script and/or scripts for narrative or documentary films that have been screened in the cinema/leading international film festival/broadcast by a sustainable television channel, for a total length of more than 30 minutes. 2.1.3 The Creator is an Israeli citizen or resident. 2.1.4 A team of Creators (referred to from now on as: “Team”) can also apply to the Lab who comply with the terms of Section 2.1.1. 2.1.5 The working languages at the Lab are Hebrew and English, and a good command of English is a basic requirement. Each project must have a Producer who meets the following conditions: 2.1.6 - An active Producer with proven professional experience in the production of either narrative or documentary film / television content. 2.1.7 - The Producer must have a total length of at least 180 minutes, either screened at an A-list film festival or at the cinema, or broadcast on a sustainable television channel, and who owns/is employed by a production company registered in Israel. 2.1.8 Sections 2.1.2 and 2.1.7 are mandatory, and not interchangeable. 2.1.9 A Producer/production company may submit no more than two Projects. A Creator may submit only one Project. 2.1.10 The Series Lab is not open to students. 2.1.11 Creators can participate only in one of Sam Spiegel Labs at a given time (Film/Series). This limitation is not relevant for producers/production companies. 3. Projects for submission In order to take part in the Lab, the Project must meet the following conditions: 3.1 A proposal created for the production of a scripted series or mini-series in any genre intended for an adult audience. 3.2 The following will not be accepted: formats, game shows, series for children and YA (young adults). 3.3 There is a Producer committed to the Project and there is a written agreement between the Creator and the Producer. 3.4 No agreement has been signed between the Creator or the Producer on his/her behalf and a television channel in Israel or abroad regarding writing or production of the series. 3.5 Having said that, if a development agreement has been signed regarding the work, it will be possible to submit this. 3.6 A proposal based on another original work (such as a book, play, etc.) shall be eligible for submission, if the Creator submitting it is able to show that he/she has the adaptation rights of the original work, and that this has been approved by the author of the original work. 3.7 A project must have a substantial affiliation, in terms of content, with Israel. Therefore, the language of the proposed series must be at least 50% Hebrew or Arabic, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish, or any other language related to the local culture. In addition, 50% of the series must take place in Israel, or the protagonist of the series must be an Israeli character. 3.8 Proposal components: Logline (a one-sentence summary of the series) Summary (up to one page, a description of the world in which the series takes place and the main conflict at the heart of the series) Description of the season narrative arc (3-5 pages) Character sheet (no more than two pages in total, up to one paragraph on each character) Personal and artistic declaration of intent (up to one page, relating to the Creator's connection with the work, tone and style, genre, etc.) A peek at the second season (up to a half page, not relevant in the case of a limited series) First episode synopsis (up to 1 page) An inspirational picture for the project Biographies and filmographies of creators and producers Under no circumstances should a proposal be more than 10 pages long (excluding Creator and Producer's biographies), with font size of 12. 3.9 The materials submitted to the Lab must be in Hebrew. 3.10 In exceptional cases, and if the Creator’s working language is not Hebrew, it might be permitted to submit materials in English, after obtaining written approval for this. 3.11 Regarding Section 3.10, a Creator who faces difficulty in meeting the cost of translating his/her work into English for the purpose of submitting it, may request financial support from the Lab for this, and the Lab will provide support for a number of submissions, based on a predetermined amount. The Selection and Acceptance Process: 3.12 Submission of a proposal is free of charge. 3.13 Selection and acceptance to the Lab takes place in two stages. 3.14 The first stage – submitting the Projects in accordance with the guidelines of the Open Call published by the School. 3.15 Selected Projects will be summoned to take part in the second stage – a personal interview (referred to from now on as “the Interview”). 3.16 The Project Selection Committee will be made up of key figures in the Israeli television industry, including Lab representatives. 3.17 The Selection Committee’s decision will be made based on criteria of quality, including: Project originality, the submitters’ profile, the Creator's’ unique voice, and commercial aspect. 3.18 Decisions regarding admission to the Lab shall be made entirely by the Selection Committee and the School. Decisions regarding acceptance of Projects require no explanation and no feedback will be given. 4. Notification of admission to the Lab:​​ 4.1 Projects that have passed the selection process described in Section 4 above shall receive notification of admission to the Lab. They will have 3 days to confirm their participation, to commit to full participation in the program, and to sign the participant's agreement. 4.2 Selected projects will be required to provide the written materials in English within 7 days of notice of acceptance. Selected participants shall pay for the cost of translation. 4.3 During their participation in the Lab, the Projects will be required to update the translation in accordance with their progress, at least twice, and the Lab Participants will pay for the cost of the updated translations. 4.4 The final session of the Lab will be a professional international exposure event, which will take place in Europe or the USA. The producer and the creator will bear part of the session's expenses, up to 1000$ per person. Chapter 3 – The Lab 5. The Lab Program: 5.1 The Lab Program's duration is approximately 6 months. 5.2 The Lab is made up of one physical 5-day working session, and one online 5 day working session, including professional meetings and events [each week shall be referred to from now on as a “Session” and together “Sessions”] and one closing event where the projects will be unveiled. Notice of the precise timing of the Sessions will be provided to those admitted to the program. 5.3 The first two Sessions will focus on development of the content of the written proposal, and progress from the proposal to pitch deck. 5.4 The first Session will be held physically in Jerusalem with a full weekly schedule, that will include one-on-one meetings with personal Israeli mentors, group development meetings, a meeting for all the Lab Participants with international guest/s, as well as personal writing time in a supportive environment. 5.5 At the end of the first Session, the Lab Participants will move on to continued development of the Project according to the clear objectives set by the personal mentors. 5.6 At the end of the first Session, the Lab Participants will start the work process on the graphic pitch, with the professional guidance of Ananey Studios 5.7 The second Session will take place mainly online with a full weekly schedule, that will include continued development, one-on-one meetings with personal Israeli mentors, a meeting with a professional guest, as well as personal writing time. During the session, 1-2 days will take place physically in Jerusalem. 5.8 Before the final Session, the Lab Participants will start the work on the verbal pitch. 5.9 Additional meetings with the personal mentors will take place between the three Sessions, as well as meetings on building and designing a pitch deck and preparatory meetings for the verbal pitch. 5.10 The third Session, the closing event, will be held with a view to exposing the Projects and the Creators to key figures in the Israeli and international television industry. 5.11 A detailed program and schedule of the first two Sessions will be published by the School and are subject to change, as it decides. 5.12 The program and schedule of the third Session will be published in due course and will be subject to change as the JSFL sees fit. Chapter 4 – The Lab Participants’ Undertakings 6. The Lab Participants commit to being available throughout the period of activity at the Lab based on the dates to be published by the Lab, and are expected to be flexible and able to take part in Sessions in the event of schedule changes while they attend the Lab. 7. Should a Participant fail to meet the conditions and/or promises and/or schedule and/or the Lab Spirit – the Lab may then cancel his/her continued participation in the Lab. 8. Once a Project developed at the Lab has been produced, the Producers commit to give credit to the Lab in the opening titles of the series/mini-series to be produced, as well as in the credits at the end of each episode, based on wording to be defined by the Lab. The Creator and the Producer also assure that they will mention the part played by the Lab in development of the series in any other distribution channel in which it appears, including: remakes, spinoffs and any other existing media (the series itself, the series poster – the Lab logo, in press releases mention should be made that the series was developed at the Lab, ads – the Lab logo, invitations for premieres – the Lab logo, festival books – the Lab logo) and in any interviews with them. 9. The producers will be obliged to provide a link to the episodes of the series, and to authorize educational screenings at the Sam Spiegel School and Labs, free of rights fee. Chapter 5 – The Professional Accompaniment Process at the Lab 10. The Lab will accompany the development of the selected Projects and will help them prepare a pitch deck and verbal pitch. 11. The Lab will provide each Project with a professional script editor, that will mentor the Creator throughout the process of the Lab. 12. The Lab will provide the selected Projects with an expert graphic designer who will help construct the pitch deck for the Project according to international standards. 13. During the first Session, the Lab will cover the Participant's (one per Project) accommodation and meals (on a half-board basis). If a Team includes more than one Creator, then the additional Team members will be responsible to pay for their expenses in accordance with the Lab instructions. 14. The Lab shall not provide travel and/or arrival expenses to Israel from countries abroad. 15. Once the Projects have been selected to the Lab, the Participants will be informed of the program for the third Session. Chapter 6 – Copyright The copyright of the Project and/or the works will remain that of the Creators and/or the Teams. This in no way affects the Participants’ commitment to give credit to the Lab as stated above in Section 4. Series Lab Supporters: Netflix, The Sam Spiegel Estate, The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA), New Mandate Films, United King Films Israel and the Jerusalem Municipality SERIES RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME SERIES LAB WHO'S WHO MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ

  • APPLICATION | JSFL

    PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS APPLICATION The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Series Lab is open to Israeli screenwriters who meet the criteria. Call for entries for the next Series Lab will be open during 2024. ELIGIBILITY The Series Lab is open to outstanding Israeli creators making their initial steps in the world of international TV. The Lab is seeking teams of producers and writers who are developing a promising scripted project- either series or limited series, in any genre intended for an adult audience. ​TARGET PARTICIPANTS The Lab is open to teams of creators and producers, with a scripted series in development, which is the creator's first or second series as a creator/head scriptwriter/director. Projects must not have secured a broadcaster for writing/production agreement but can be supported for development. Teams must be citizens/residents of Israel with either writer or producer having proven experience as detailed. The language of the proposed series must be at least 50% Hebrew or Arabic, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish and any other language related to the local culture. In addition, 50% of the series must take place in Israel, or the protagonist of the series must be an Israeli character. The following will not be accepted: formats, game shows, series for children and YA (young adults). For all eligibility criteria, selection process, and program information please see rules and regulations. SELECTION PROCESS The selection process includes 2 stages: STAGE 1 STAGE 2 1. Submission of project dossier, in accordance with the guidelines of the open call published by the Lab. Dossier includes: Logline (a one-sentence summary of the series) Summary: a description of the world in which the series takes place and the main conflict at the heart of the series (1 page max) Description of the season narrative arc (3-5 pages) Characters description (up to one paragraph on each character | 2-pages max) Personal and artistic declaration of intent (relating to the creator’s connection with the work, vision, tone, style, genre, etc. | 1 page max) A peek at the second season (not relevant in the case of a limited series | ½ page max) First episode synopsis (1 page max) An inspirational picture for the project Under no circumstances should a proposal be more than 10 pages long, with font size of 12. ACCEPTANCE After receiving notice for being selected for the Lab, creators will have 3 days to confirm their committed participation in the program. The selected projects will be required to provide the written materials in English within 7 days of notice of acceptance. The proposal submitted to the Series Lab should be in Hebrew. The working language in the Lab is in Hebrew and/or English. In exceptional cases, and if the creator’s working language is not Hebrew, it might be permitted to submit a proposal in English, after obtaining written approval. If you want to apply with a proposal in English, please send an email to labproducer@jsfs.co.il with the reason you want to submit materials in English, and we will return to you with an answer as soon as possible (Only well-reasoned requests will be considered). Creators that have financial difficulties with the English translation of the proposal, may ask for financial assistance from the Lab. The Lab will support a number of applications according to an amount decided in advance. For more information please check our FAQ or contact: lab@jsfs.co.il RULES & REGULATIONS APPLY HOME SERIES LAB WHO'S WHO MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY ADVISORY BOARD PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ

  • Winners of the JSFL 11th Edition Announced

    The 11th edition of the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab awarded prizes to three projects selected, at the closing ceremony, concluding two days of thrilling events at the Sam Spiegel School in Jerusalem. The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab $50,000 Grand Prize, donated by the Beracha Foundation, was awarded to "Children of the Monkey", by Tommaso Landucci and Damiano Femfert; Producer: Andrea Calbucci, Italy. The jury headed by Kirsten Niehuus, CEO of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, stated “this is a modern depiction of fatherhood and the male perspective on caretaking. and the complexities of examining the limits of love and generosity.” The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab Emerging Filmmaker Award in the amount of $20,000 was granted to "Checkpoints" by Rita Borodiyanski; Producer: Osnat Saraga, Israel. The jury statement read: “this is an energetic story of female empowerment and liberation. It tells a story of a woman who comes from a challenging background. making the best of her situation in a politicized reality that does not give her many options”. The Factory 54 Artistic Vision Award this year was given to Exile, by Oz Zirlin; Producer: Dor Levy, Israel. Ifat Irani, Owner and co-CEO Irani Corp and Israeli producer Osnat Handelsman Keren were joined by jury head Kirsten Niehuus and stated: “this is a project that depicts a dark reality he knows intimately, and spotlights lives often overlooked. The jury was impressed by his artistic vision that has the ability to open up this subject with great sensitivity and humanity”. Winners of the JSFL 11th Edition Announced NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • Submissions to the first Sam Spiegel Series Lab have ended

    Submissions to the first Sam Spiegel Series Lab have ended, and we were overwhelmed by the response and the amount of submissions that bring the multifaceted stories of Israeli reality to the fore. Submitted projects included once-in-a-lifetime characters and fascinating stories that put the Conflict, the fears and the dreams of those who live here right on the table. The numbers seem to suggest that men and women submitted equally representing a true parity in our industry. Now our selection committee will have the hard work of selecting just 8 projects for this very first round. Do not despair - if it does not work out for your project this year, we will be back next year for more! Make sure to follow us to stay up to date about the next submissions. Good luck to the candidates! Submissions to the first Sam Spiegel Series Lab have ended NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • Shooting starts for "Zejtune"

    The film "Zejtune", written and directed by Alex Camilleri from Malta, was the first prize winner of JSFL's 10th edition (2022), mentored by our beloved script editor and mentor - Clare Downs. Gladly, the film has already moved forward to production, and principal shooting for the film started on October 2023. Shooting starts for "Zejtune" NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • We are super proud of alum Abner Benaim! Panama's official entry into the 2022 Academy Awards is Plaza Catedral, developed at the 2018 JSFL and on the Oscar shortlist!

    We are super proud of alum Abner Benaim! Panama's official entry into the 2022 Academy Awards is Plaza Catedral, developed at the 2018 JSFL and on the Oscar shortlist! Mazal tov and good luck from us all! https://www.oscars.org/news/94th-oscarsr-shortlists-10-award-categories-announced We are super proud of alum Abner Benaim! Panama's official entry into the 2022 Academy Awards is Plaza Catedral, developed at the 2018 JSFL and on the Oscar shortlist! NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • Projects from JSFL 11th Edition Heading to the Berlinale Co-Production Market

    We are happy and proud that two alumni from our latest 11th edition of the Film Lab, will take part in the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Congratulations to Hajni Kis with "Ich Bin Marika" and Jerry Carlsson with ״Burnings״. "Ich Bin Marika" tells the story of Marika, a cashier in a Budapest supermarket. One day, her long-lost love, Jani re-appears in her life. He takes on a highway construction job in Germany, but causes a mass accident and is imprisoned. Marika decides to do what she can to get him out. In order to pay a lawyer, she goes to work for an elderly couple in Germany. "Burnings" tells the story of a lonely teenager who tries to hide his attraction towards other guys, but when he finds a portal in the basement that can make him change his appearance, a whole new world opens up that makes him question who he wants to be. Projects from JSFL 11th Edition Heading to the Berlinale Co-Production Market NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • Masterclass with Juho Kuosmanen

    we were blessed to have a screening and masterclass with Juho Kuosmanen- whose Compartment No 6 is on the 2022 Oscar shortlist! Best of luck from your friends in Jerusalem! Masterclass with Juho Kuosmanen NEWS ITEM PARTICIPATION APPLICATION RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS PARTICIPATION REGULATION SERIES LAB PARTICIPANTS MENTORS PROFESSIONAL GUESTS JURY PARTICIPATION RULES & REGULATIONS FAQ SERIES LAB FILM LAB MENTORS JURY DECISION MAKERS SCOUTS AND PITCHING PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS LAB FILMS PARTICIPATION APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS OBLIGATIONS RULES & REGULATIONS FILM FAQ FILM LAB HOME TEAM NEWS LABS HOME FILM LAB SERIES LAB TEAM NEWS

  • The 12th Edition of the Film Lab Launches!

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