The Miami Jewish Film Festival is once again partnering with the Jerusalem Film Workshop by awarding one South Florida student a full scholarship to attend the six-week intensive workshop in Jerusalem this summer.
This workshop runs from June 24-Aug.3 and provides students the opportunity of exploring Israel while developing their film making skills, networking with members of the film industry and connecting with Israel's top film professionals. It is intended to help develop and advance students' cinematography, editing, screenwriting and directing skills. Students in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties between the ages of 19-25 are eligible to apply. The student awarded the scholarship will attend the workshop completely for free as it includes travel and accommodations.
"This unique program serves as a great stepping stone for film makers from unique backgrounds who have their own stories to tell," said Igor Shteyrenberg, MJFF's executive director. "Educating and empowering the next generation of film makers is at the core of Miami Jewish Film Festival's mission to build bridges to diverse cultural communities through the power of film."
Gal Greenspan, co-founder of the Jerusalem Film Workshop, said, "We are so excited to launch the Jerusalem Film Workshop for a fifth year and partner with the Miami Jewish Film Festival."
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host film students from all around the world in Jerusalem and to make films in this city. It's an honor to work with such talented up and coming film makers."
The selected South Florida student will have the opportunity to make a documentary short film which will be presented at the Jerusalem Film Festival as well as at the Miami Jewish Film Festival's Short Film Competition in January 2019 in which the winning film will receive a distribution deal and cash prize provided by the United States distributor Film Movement.
Workshop components include: master classes, a series of discussion and lectures that will bring participants together with leading experts in the field of Israeli history, society and film making; film making, in which participants will work with top film making educators in Israel focusing on film making skills including camera use and composition, sound recording, lighting, screenwriting and directing with real actors; location tours, in which, through two overnight excursions and several location visits, participants will tour the country with the eyes of a film maker and visiting some of Israel's most spectacular and fascinating sites; and industry networking, which allows participants to be given backstage entry into the Jerusalem Film Festival and meet with award-winning film directors and producers from around the world in intimate learning sessions. Participants will also network with young Israeli film makers and acting students who are attending the country's top film and acting schools.
Students interested in applying must submit their applications consisting of a personal statement, small portfolio/sample of work, and resume by April 20 at miamijewishfilmfestival.org.