Application for the JSFL 9th edition, Dec 2020-July 2021

Selection process


The selection process includes 3 stages:

Submission of project dossier, by 5.6.2020 at 24:00

Projects selected for 2nd stage will be notified by the end of July. 

Projects selected for 3rd stage will be notified early September. 


Selected filmmakers will be informed by mid-September. After selection, filmmakers will have 10 days to pay the 1000 Euro participation fee which will secure their place in the 2021 JSFL edition.


For application you will need:


1. Log line (40 words max.)

2. Premise (100 words max.)

3. Synopsis (3-5 pages)

4. Director's statement (1 pg. max.)

5. Director’s biography (1pg. max.)

6. Director’s filmography (1 pg. max.)

7. Producer's bio, filmography, company profile (2 pg max.)

8. A Vimeo link + password to one released previous work, directed by the applicant. Acceptable works include: narrative feature or short film, documentary film, TV series- one episode. Link and password must be online throughout the selection process, till mid Sept.

9. In the event that the story is an adaptation of a work by another creator, it is required to attach a rights clearance.

10. Production status: Overall budget, funds secured (if existing), participation in labs and development programs- a brief history of the project

11. High quality portrait photo of applicants

All materials must be submitted in English.


Before you apply, be sure to read:

JSFL Obligations

Participants Obligations

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