What's included in the JFW?

JFW Team C posing for a group photo
Team & Concept

Filmmaking is a team sport. Each team will have its very own Israeli PA, and will work together through all stages of the process, from developing the concept (as part of a predetermined theme, set by the JFW) to fine-tuning the final product. You will have one specific and constant role in the production: Director, producer, cinematographer or editor.

Mentors and participats on the set of their films
Mentors & Masterclasses

In addition to a variety of masterclasses led by prominent figures in the Israeli film industry, you will develop a close relationship with the workshop’s mentors - award winning Israeli filmmakers - through all stages of the workshop. In accordance with your relevant field, you’ll boost your skills in scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, production and directing.

Shoot in Magical Locations & Explore
the Historic Land

Portraying a character in Jerusalem’s ancient alleys and magical locations will take you to places in your imagination you have never visited before. Jerusalem is filled with alluring passageways and mystical ancient structures that will introduce you to a new world of inspiration. Plus, you will get to explore Israel’s exclusive sites, through your eyes or those of your fellow travelers

JFW participant wearig headphones while editing his flm
Editing & Post Production

While the team’s director and the editor will be busy editing - with the intimate help of the mentors - the team’s producer and cinematographer will have more professional masterclasses and learning experiences. Each team will have sessions with a color grading pro and a sound engineering expert in a professional studio, to reach a truly professional product.

Excied JFW participnts at theirfilm premiere at th Jeruslem Film Festival
International Festivals Screenings

Participants will be given VIP entry into the International Jerusalem Film Festival. Also, the world premiere of your film in this acclaimed festival, would only be the starting point. GREEN Productions would be in charge of distribution, and through our strong partnerships with festivals all around the globe, we guarantee many exciting screenings of your creation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dates and costs

Dates and costs

What are program dates for the JFW 2021?


How many participants will be accepted to the program?

Once the selection committee completes its process, 24 of the very best young filmmakers of the world will be invited to participate.

If I am selected, what is the cost of the program?

The participation fee includes the complete JFW experience and film making process, including the post-production (sound and color grading) and the film's distribution. It does not include airfare. Funding scholarships are available- for further information contact us at director@thejfw.com

Are there any costs involved in the application process?

No. You will not be required to pay anything or give any payment information during the selection process, application is 100% free. The first time you will be required to make a formal commitment would be if and when you are notified about being selected to the program.

Can I get college credit for the workshop?

Many universities and colleges will accredit the time you spend with us and the films you make. Please be in touch with them directly to ascertain their requirements. Remember, you will walk away with one documentary to add to your portfolio, as well as a certificate of participation. If your university requires any official documents from the program for your credit points, please contact us upon acceptance and we will be happy to assist.

Student Life

Where will we live?

The participants will be residing in a location in beautiful Jerusalem. Details about the accomodation TBA.

Where will we study?


How many meals are included?

We provide two full meals a day, breakfast and lunch. For dinner you can try one of the neverending places around, or use the accomodations fully equipped kitchen and dining spaces. A lot of great places to eat in the Jerusalem market, so be prepared...

What about the weekends?

Weekends at the JFW are completely free, you are free to explore the land of Israel wherever and with whoever you'd like. You are also welcome to stay at the accommodations - you have a home in Jerusalem all throughout the program. One weekend will be dedicated to an Onward Israel Seminar - a great way to discover new and fascinating communities in other parts of Israel.

Will there be a contact person for me after graduation?

We highly value our alumnis. Even after the workshop is over, you will always have a friend here at GREEN Productions, to help you with every professional assistance you may need.


What is the age limit for the program?

The JFW is for 19-27 year old filmmakers.

Do I need to know Hebrew to participate in JFW?

All JFW activities are run entirely in English, so you do not need to know a word of Hebrew to get by. Regardless, if you'd be interested, we'd be happy to provide a 100% free Hebrew course (online), thanks to our partners at Onward Israel.

I do not identify as Jewish. Is this program still relevant for me?

Yes! Israel is a fascinating place for everyone, not only for those who identify as Jewish. Come and learn more about this melting pot of cultures and religions - and catch it all on camera.

What kind of previous experience should I have in order to get the best out of the workshop?

The workshop is relevant for people with a background in filmmaking – whether for film students (active or graduates) or those with a proven professional background. The active process of creating a short film here in Israel will enhance your skills, expand your resumé and advance your professional career.

Do I need to do something in order to distribute the film?

Green Productions takes care of all your distribution needs, making sure you will have many festival screenings around the world.

When are applications due for the JFW 2021?

Applications are due May 14th.

Cinematographer and their camera shootin thier film
JFW participants having fun on floatie on their time off