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Application for the JSFL - Series Lab 2nd edition, June-December 2023

Selection process

The selection process includes the following stages:

1. Submission of the project’s proposal between: 9/3/23 - 27/3/23 at 12:00 (PM), Israel time.

2. Projects selected for the 2nd stage will be notified in mid May, 2023.

3. The Creators and producers of The Selected Projects will be invited for an interview in Tel Aviv at the end of May, 2023.

4. Final Selected Projects and their Creators will be informed from May 30.


After receiving notice for being selected for the Lab, Creators will have 3 days to confirm their committed participation in the program.

The selected projects will be required to provide the written materials in English within 7 days of notice of acceptance.


Proposal components:

  • Logline (a one-sentence summary of the series)

  • Summary: a description of the world in which the series takes place and the main conflict at the heart of the series (1 page max)

  • Description of the season narrative arc (3-5 pages)

  • Characters description (up to one paragraph on each character | 2-pages max)

  • Personal and artistic declaration of intent (relating to the Creator’s connection with the work, vision, tone, style, genre, etc. | 1 page max)

  • A peek at the second season ( not relevant in the case of a limited series | ½ page max)

  • First episode synopsis (1 page max)

  • An inspirational picture for the project 


Under no circumstances should a proposal be more than 10 pages long, with font size of 12.


The language of the proposed series must be at least 50% Hebrew or Arabic, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish and any other language related to the local culture.

The proposal  submitted to the Series Lab should be in Hebrew. The working language in the Lab is in Hebrew and/or English.

In exceptional cases, and if the Creator’s working language is not Hebrew, it might be permitted to submit a proposal in English, after obtaining written approval. If you want to apply  with a proposal in English, please send an email to with the reason you want to submit materials in English, and we will return to you with an answer as soon as possible (Only justified reasons will be considered).

Creators that will have financial difficulties with the English translation of the proposal, may ask for financial assistance from the lab. The lab will support a number of applications according to an amount it will decide in advance.

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