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

Selection process


The selection process includes 3 stages:

1. Submission of project dossier, by 5.6.2020 at 24:00


Projects selected for 2nd stage:

2. Submission of full script, early July.

Candidates will have approx. 10 days from notification to submission of script, which means script must be ready in English in advance.


Projects selected for 3rd stage:

3. Online Interview via Skype/Zoom. Early September.

Both writer/director & producer must be present in the interview.


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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