First-of-its-kind Jerusalem film workshop begins in July

Participants of the first Jerusalem Film Workshop will participate in Jerusalem's International Film Festival after the completion of the program. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Jerusalem Film Workshop, which organizers are calling the first program of its kind, announced that it is opening its inaugural summer class on July 6. The workshop is an initiative by Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, and Kate Rosenberg of Green Productions, and will be taught by major figures in the Israeli film industry, including Oscar-nominated filmmakers.

“Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular offer the types of settings that are truly ideal for storytelling and filmmaking…Our concept is to introduce students to the country while providing them with the tools and education to express themselves through the medium of film," Greenspan said in a statement.

The workshop will include three courses. One course will focus on documentary and fiction filmmaking, and two shorter courses will focus on just one of these two film disciplines. The Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, the Maaleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem Cinematheque are coordinating the workshop. At the end of the workshop, students will participate in the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

"Jerusalem is known as a city of dialogue, opportunity and challenge and is literally an environment where at every corner there is an iconic spot that just demands to be captured by camera…To become a truly experienced and accomplished filmmaker, this is an ideal location," Greenspan added.

Posted on February 20, 2014 .