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Talent Workshop


2010 Talent Workshop – Applications open

COMPETITION OPEN from February 1st to April 1st, 2010

Prepare your CV, picture, showreel/screenplay and apply on line!


Please find the online application forms and enroll! Read carefully!

Complete and submit your application form. Only forms completed in full will be taken into consideration! The JFF TALENT WORKSHOP is a learning programme for up-and-coming FILMMAKERS who would like to improve their filmmaking skills and know-how. Enrollment to the Talent Workshop is open to young scriptwriter, directors, cinematographers, audio men, producers and editors. The application for 2010 Talent Workshop is not allowed to participants of previous Talent Workshop editions. The official language of JFF Talent Workshop is English, hence only applicants with high proficiency will be considered.

The commission, composed by the members of the Jewish Film Festival, will choose 12 participants. Two participants from each professional category will be chosen. The jury’s decision will be indisputable and the results will be published by April 10, 2010. By April 20, 2010, the chosen candidates are required to confirm their presence at the Workshop by presenting a copy of the purchased airline ticket, or ticket of other means of transportation (bus/train). Participants arriving with their own means of transportation are obliged to make a payment of 70 Euro/500 Kuna’s to the bank account of the Zagreb Jewish Film Festival Association. This deposit will be used only as a guarantee of participation to the Talent Workshop, and shall be refunded completely upon the termination of the Workshop.

The organization of the Jewish Film Festival offers FREE room and board to the selected participants (from May 20th to May 30th) but we need to have a guarantee of your participation to be able to organize the best stay for you.


Programme of the JFF 2010 TALENT WORKSHOP -  International Educational program

We are honored with the presence of prominent professors and experts from the Croatian cinematography, as well as from other countries, who will give a series of lectures and will be participating at the Festival alongside you. The programme of 2010 Talent Workshop consists of a series of lectures, film screenings, ideas development, workshops and open discussions in a friendly atmosphere. The goal of this workshop is to enable the participants to produce two digital shorts, low budget . More information and updates will be published in due course.


The Theme of the 2010 Talent Workshop is extra/ordinary

We invite screenwriters and all of you with a bunch of imagination, to send us your screenplay for the short film, the theme being EXTRA/ORDINARY. Max 20 pages of screenplay for more or less 7 minutes short film. Pay attention that the short film must be LOW BUDGET and that you have only three days of shooting. If we decide that the actual realization of the screenplay is possible, your own idea will represent a basis for your further work at the Talent Workshop. Before the official opening of the Talent Workshop you will have the possibility to get in contact, through the online virtual talents community, with other selected participants and together discuss about screenplay and the film that you are going to shoot. Concerning your characters, we will put you in contact with the actors of the Croatian Academy of Drama Arts, and others who are willing to participate in your project and are part of our casting database.


Our desire is to create a common future by working together at this Talent Workshop. We believe in your enthusiasm and creativity!

Attendants of the creative workshops will be divided into two groups of 6 participants who will represent the different professional profiles, such as director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, editor, producer and audio men. Each group will be followed by our group coordinator and by an expert Creative Supervisor. In a group of young, dynamic, and motivated colleagues, the talents will be able to elaborate the screenplay, choose a format, film it, and then edit their video footage. You will have three days of shooting and two days of editing. Each workgroup will be covered by all the necessary equipment for the filming and post-production of the short movie. This year we are going to work with the best film equipment of ARRI products and the editing of the film will be done in one of the oldest Croatian production companies – Jadran Film.

Our desire is to encourage team work, as well as freedom of creativity, and possibly original interpretations of the theme. Such experience will certainly lead to an artistic maturation, and shall provide a spur for further professional challenges to all participants. Learn from the experts, but as well as from your own colleagues, on how to work in teams! Final works of the two Talent Workshop groups will be shown on May 29th 2010 at the Europa cinema in Zagreb as a closing part of the programme of the Fourth Zagreb Jewish Film Festival. The jury composed of the Festival’s guests and movie experts will grade and rank the works and award the best one.