Film – New For 2020

Are you a director, cinematographer, editor or writer looking for your next creative outlet? If you’re itching to share your craft and produce a short film in just three days, then the Film specialty is made for you. The Film specialty is an opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to practice their craft, and create a story using required elements that will be given – a character, prop, and a line of dialogue – each of which must appear in all films. Teen filmmakers will be assigned to teams, and each team will also receive a randomly picked genre for their film. After just a few short days, each film will be screened during the Final Showcase.

Audition Requirements – Film 2020

What are we looking for?

  • A passion for film
  • A strong desire to focus on growth and improvement of visual storytelling and/or directing and editing skills
  • A willingness to take positive risks and collaborate on and off screen
  • An ability to be a trusted member of a crew, company or a team
  • Participation in school, community, and/or film programs is a bonus

In addition to answering the questions below, you must also submit a video sample of your work. Once you have recorded the video, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into your audition form.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly about your experiences in film at school, home, or in workshops/classes.
  2. Tell us briefly about your passion and desire for film and your process.
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®?
  4. How do you wish to further your work/skills in film while at ArtsFest?
  5. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
  6. Please provide the link to your audition video submission.