Jerusalem Film Workshop

The Jewish Film Institute has partnered with the Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW) to sponsor young and emerging filmmakers (ages 19 - 27) from the Bay Area to participate in the Summer  workshops, a six-week intensive filmmaking and film studies program in Israel. Collaborate with international students, meet leaders from Israel's film industry, and produce work to be screened at the Jerusalem International Jewish Film Festival.

To apply for the Jewish Film Institute's sponsorship, please check this page for when applications are open for the 2020 workshop. Applicants will be notified of their status in May 2020. 

The Jerusalem Film Workshop is free of charge to participants. It is run in collaboration with Jewish film festivals around the world, each of which selects its students to participate.


Interested in exploring Israel while developing your filmmaking skills, networking with like-minded young filmmakers, and connecting with Israel's top film industry professionals?

The Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW) is a unique and exciting 6-week program for creative filmmakers aged 19-27, seeking an opportunity to gain professional skills and tell their own special story of Jerusalem.

Supported by Onward Israel, the Jerusalem Film Workshop offers participants comprehensive knowledge of film production and the opportunity to expand their professional network, while living in Jerusalem and traveling round Israel.

Over 6 weeks participants will develop and advance their cinematography, producing, editing, and directing skills. They will each make a 10 minute documentary film that tells their own story of Jerusalem, using the tools and equipment we provide, with guidance from our professional and experienced teachers and mentors.

Enjoy 6 weeks of hands-on film education and production while traveling around Israel. Each student's documentary film will be screened at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem.

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