• Jerusalem Film Workshop

    Founded in 2014, the JFW is a six-week summer program in Israel, designed for talented young filmmakers from all around the world. 24 selected participants will get a once in a lifetime experience, being guided by some of Israel’s top filmmakers, taking their skills to the next level, while creating an original short film on the best documentary set in the world - Jerusalem.


    The application period for the 2019 program has closed. Please fill out our pre-registration form to be notified about next year’s program.

    Supported by Onward Israel, The Jerusalem Film Workshop offers participants comprehensive knowledge of documentary film production and the opportunity to expand their professional network, while living in Jerusalem and traveling round Israel.

    Participants will develop and advance their cinematography, producing, editing, and directing skills. They will each make a ten minute documentary film that tells their own story of Jerusalem, using the tools and equipment we provide, with guidance from our mentors – some of Israel’s most prominent filmmakers.

    Each student’s documentary film will be screened at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem, and at many international film festival around the world.

    Important Information

    June 14- July 24, 2020


    For full details of what’s included, and of possible scholarships, please refer to our website: www.thejfw.com\program

    For More Information Contact
    Elad Laor | Program Director | Director@thejfw.com | +972(0) 53 8289497

    Acceptance Criteria

    -This program is open for 19-27 years old’s (or who have at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel program)
    -Fluent in English
    -Have created at least one short film in the past

    Sample Internships

    In accordance with each participant’s past experience and future ambitions, the program will offer one of the following professional internships:
    • Documentary Film Directing
    • Documentary Cinematography
    • Documentary Film Editing
    • Documentary Film Production

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible