cuando: diciembre 2011, marzo 2012, julio 2012
The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School-Jerusalem is proud to announce the launch an international film lab to foster the writing of full-length feature films by the world’s most promising talents. Scheduled to open in December 2011, the Jerusalem International Film Lab will become the fourth Film Lab of its kind in the world, along with the Sundance Institute (USA), the Binger Film Institute (Amsterdam), and the Turin Film Lab (Italy). With an annual budget of USD$350,000, the Jerusalem Film Lab will award production prizes totaling USD$80,000 to outstanding filmmakers from across the globe. Selection process will be carried out by international scouts, along with a simultaneous call by the Jerusalem Film Lab for additional referrals. More info at www.filmlab.jsfs.co.il
“Creating this new project on the highest level of international standards within the realm of full-length feature films has been very challenging. We have been working towards this goal for the past seven months, and are gratified to have formulated such an ardent coalition of partners and supporters in Israel and worldwide,” said Renen Schorr, Founding Director of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School-Jerusalem and initiator of the Jerusalem Film Lab. “I am confident that the Jerusalem Film Lab will spur us to discover, cultivate and encourage international talents. Such an endeavor bolsters the role of Israel and Jerusalem as a pivotal center in the international cinema arena.»
Each year, the Jerusalem International Film Lab will bring to Jerusalem 12 talented young filmmakers (four from Israel, eight from the rest of the world) who are at the advanced stages of writing their first or second full-length feature film. All participants will carry out their writing over a seven-month duration, and will be invited for two periods of writing and discussion in Jerusalem under the mentorship of four of the world’s top script editors. Finalized scripts will be presented before the Film Lab’s panel of international judges, within the framework of the Jerusalem Film Festival. The top two projects will be awarded production grants totaling USD$80,000 to enable production of the scripts.
Members of the Jerusalem Film Lab’s International Advisory Committee include: Olivier Pere (Locarno Film Festival), Georges Goldenstern (Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival), Sonja Heinen (Director of Co-Production Market , Berlinale World Cinema Fund), Alesia Weston (Sundance Institute- Feature Film Program, International), Joana Vicente (Independent Filmmaker Project, New York), Savina Neirotti (Torino Film Lab), Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund) and the New York producer Anthony Bregman.
The Jerusalem International film Lab will operate on an annual budget of USD$350,000 under the direction of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School-Jerusalem and in partnership with the Cultural Administration of the Israeli Ministry of Culture, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund of The Jerusalem Development Authority, and the Israel State Lottery Council for Culture and the Arts. Supporting entities include the Jerusalem Foundation, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mishkanot Shaananim, the Kronhill Pletka Foundation, the Israel Film Fund, The French institute in Tel Aviv, and the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Vía | Avishay Kahana