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"This is an exciting time to be sitting where you are"

is how Netflix executive Larry Tanz opened an enlightening and engaging evening with our students and alumni, referring to the opportunity of being a student and creator in these times.

Larry Tanz, Vice President Europe Middle East and Africa Series and Anna Nagler, Director Local Language Series, Central and Eastern Europe, visited the School for an exclusive talk moderated by writer-director Asaf Bernstein (Fauda) on the topic of Netflix and authentic storytelling.

Submission for the 1st edition of the Series Lab is open for the first time!

The Sam Spiegel Series Lab supported by Netflix and VicomCBS - VIS is starting soon, and it's time to consolidate your projects and submit them!

Selected projects will get, personal mentoring from local and international television industry professionals. As part of the Lab, participants will learn to build a pitch deck (visual pitch) accompanied by professional designers and will undergo preparation for verbal pitching to present the projects to professionals from Israel and the world.

Waiting to read your stories for TV series.

The submission is open until 8.3 at 12:00 noon.

For more details and to submission:
https://www.filmlab.jsfs.co.il/applicationregulations

Good luck!

Celebrating 10 years of groundbreaking international cinema - The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel International Film Lab Launches its celebratory 10th Edition.

JSFL has selected the 12 promising filmmakers that will participate in the 10th edition. The lineup includes projects from Malta, Belgium, Albania, Finland, Germany as well as Israel, from gifted writers/directors working on their first/second narrative feature films. JSFL writing sessions will be conducted both in-person and online.

The full 2022 lineup:

After Dark (Fr-Albania)
Dir. Erik Beqiri
Prod. Olivier Berlemont, Origine Films (Fr), On Film Production (Al)

American Ice Cream (Isr)
Dir. Oshri Zeituni
Prod. Kobi Azran, Kobi Azran Productions

Birth Right (Isr)
Dir. Inbar Horesh
Prod. Maya Fischer, Green Productions

Come Baby (Isr)
Dir. Yair Agmon
Prod. Tal Becher, Yalla Films

Debts (Isr)
Dir. Roni Kuban
Producer. David Mandil, Movie Plus Productions

Elka’s Not A Shiksa (Isr)
Dir. Aleeza Chanowitz
Prod. Alona Refua, Green Productions

Fist Fights (Bel)
Dir. Catherine Cosme
Prod. Julie Esparbes, Hélicotronc

Flehmen Response (Ger)
Dir. Lillah Halla
Prod. Julia Niethammer, Chromosom Film

Milk & Honey (Is)
Scr. Lev Brodinsky
Prod. Yael Perlov and Alma Ben-Zeev

Red Gold (It-Bel)
Dir. Mathieu Volpe
Prod. Delphine Tomson, Les Films du Fleuve

Trance Mountain (Den)
Dir. Illum Jacobi
Prod. Katja Adomeit, Adomeit Film

Zejtune (Malta-US)
Dir. Alex Camilleri
Prods. Ramin Bahrani, Noruz Films, Rebecca Anastasi, Luzzu

Congratulations to JSFL alumni who have been selected for L’Atelier- Cannes Film Festival 2022 for promising projects:

Congratulations to JSFL alumni who have been selected for L’Atelier- Cannes Film Festival 2022 for promising projects:
Ihab Jadallah (edition 9) with his project developed in the lab, Michal Vinik (edition 1), and Levan Koguashvili winner of WIP (edition 8) of the film lab.
We are proud of you and wish you the best of luck.

Introducing the new JSFL Series Lab

Introducing the new JSFL Series Lab

The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School is launching the inaugural Series Lab supported by Netflix and ViacomCBS International Studios. The Series Lab follows on from the acclaimed Sam Spiegel Film Lab now in its 10th year. This new Series Lab is a natural extension of the educational vision of the JSFS which has a long track record of nurturing local talent and will support the development of scripted series by young creators based in Israel. The Series Lab aims to provide the support and networks to help participants thrive in the global scripted television market.

A Netflix partnership to support the next generation of creators in Israel | Larry Tanz | The Blogs (timesofisrael.com) --> https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-netflix-partnership-to-support-the-next-generation-of-creators-in-israel/

Series Lab | Jerusalem (jsfs.co.il) --> https://www.filmlab.jsfs.co.il/series-lab

Masterclass with Juho Kuosmanen

we were blessed to have a screening and masterclass with Juho Kuosmanen- whose Compartment No 6 is on the 2022 Oscar shortlist!
Best of luck from your friends in Jerusalem!

Submissions to the first Sam Spiegel Series Lab have ended

Submissions to the first Sam Spiegel Series Lab have ended, and we were overwhelmed by the response and the amount of submissions that bring the multifaceted stories of Israeli reality to the fore. Submitted projects included once-in-a-lifetime characters and fascinating stories that put the Conflict, the fears and the dreams of those who live here right on the table.
The numbers seem to suggest that men and women submitted equally representing a true parity in our industry.
Now our selection committee will have the hard work of selecting just 8 projects for this very first round.
Do not despair - if it does not work out for your project this year, we will be back next year for more!
Make sure to follow us to stay up to date about the next submissions.
Good luck to the candidates!

The 10th edition of the Lab met for the first time!

Even though we are online again and it was only a virtual toast, it’s great to see the new faces that will bring to the world some amazing stories! Good luck to all of the directors and producers!
The 10th edition features 12 projects from countries including Malta, Belgium, Albania, Finland, Germany and Israel. Our mentors this year are the terrific team of Clare Downs, Thomas Hailer, Jacques Akchoti and Eran Riklis.

The 11th Edition of the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab is coming soon!

For over a decade the JSFL has supported the development of groundbreaking feature films from Israel and the world. If you are in the early stages of writing your first or second screenplay for a feature, we invite you to join our creative community.

*International projects by Invitation only

We are super proud of alum Abner Benaim! Panama's official entry into the 2022 Academy Awards is Plaza Catedral, developed at the 2018 JSFL and on the Oscar shortlist!

We are super proud of alum Abner Benaim! Panama's official entry into the 2022 Academy Awards is Plaza Catedral, developed at the 2018 JSFL and on the Oscar shortlist!
Mazal tov and good luck from us all!

https://www.oscars.org/news/94th-oscarsr-shortlists-10-award-categories-announced