Jerusalem Film Workshop

The Jewish Film Institute has partnered with the Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW) to sponsor young and emerging filmmakers (ages 19 - 27) from the Bay Area to participate in the Summer  workshops, a six-week intensive filmmaking and film studies program in Israel. Collaborate with international students, meet leaders from Israel's film industry, and produce work to be screened at the Jerusalem International Jewish Film Festival.

The Jerusalem Film Workshop is free of charge to participants. It is run in collaboration with Jewish film festivals around the world, each of which selects its students to participate.


The Jerusalem Film Workshop (JFW) is a unique and exciting 6-week program for creative filmmakers aged 19-27, seeking an opportunity to gain professional skills and tell their own special story of Jerusalem.

Supported by Onward Israel, the Jerusalem Film Workshop offers participants comprehensive training in film production and the opportunity to expand their professional network, while living and learning in Jerusalem.

Participants will develop and advance their cinematography, producing, editing, and directing skills. They will work collaboratively to create a 10-minute documentary film focuses on an aspect of life in Jerusalem, using the tools and equipment we provide, with guidance from our professional and experienced teachers and mentors. The documentary films will be screened at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem and at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

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