South Florida students have opportunity to attend Jerusalem Film Workshop

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The Miami Jewish Film Festival will continue its partnership with Jerusalem Film Workshop by awarding one South Florida student a full scholarship to attend the six-week intensive workshop in Jerusalem this summer.

This workshop, which runs from June 14-July 25, provides students the opportunity of exploring Israel while developing their filmmaking skills, networking with members of the film industry and connecting with Israel's top film professionals. It is intended to help develop and advance students' cinematography, editing, screenwriting and directing skills.

 

"It's an honor for us to continue our partnership with the Jerusalem Film Workshop as it offers an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity for a young aspiring filmmaker to pursue their moviemaking dreams, build a connection with the film industry and experience indispensable lessons in craft," said MJFF executive director Igor Shteyrenberg. "Our hope is that this partnership will extend our respective missions across continents, cultures and ideas."

Students in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties between the ages of 19-25 are eligible to apply. The student awarded the scholarship will attend the workshop completely for free as it includes travel, food and accommodations.

Workshop components include: master classes, a series of discussion and lectures that will bring participants together with leading experts in the field of Israeli history, society and filmmaking; filmmaking, in which participants will work with top filmmaking educators in Israel focusing on filmmaking skills including camera use and composition, sound recording, lighting, screenwriting and directing with real actors; location tours, in which, through two overnight excursions and several location visits, participants will tour the country with the eyes of a filmmaker and visiting some of Israel's most spectacular and fascinating sites; and industry networking, which allows participants to be given backstage entry into the Jerusalem Film Festival and meet with award-winning film directors and producers from around the world in intimate learning sessions. Participants will also network with young Israeli filmmakers and acting students who are attending the country's top film and acting schools. Davie's new food pantry offers Kosher feeding program Rise in anti-Semitism causes South Florida Jewish community to look for ways to combat it Gary Yarus, MJFF's chair, said, "The candidate will build artistic skills and develop strong connections with Israel and its vibrant film industry. That's what the MJFF's all about: learning, growing and connecting with the talent in our diverse Jewish community."

Gal Greenspan, co-founder of the Jerusalem Film Workshop, said, "We have the privilege to collaborate with the Miami Jewish Film Festival as we launch the project's fourth year and bring selected students from all over the world to Israel to tell fascinating stories about Jerusalem through cinema."

"We are excited to announce this is the first time that the project's participants are guaranteed to have their films premiere at the Jerusalem Film Festival and at festivals around the world," Greenspan continued. "We are all looking forward to opening the program and meeting with the creators."

Applications must be submitted by April 28 to info@miamijewishfilmfestival.org and consist of a personal statement, small portfolio/sample of work and resume.

Contact Shteyrenberg at igor@miamijewishfilmfestival.org or 305-576-4030 ext. 120 for more information.