docuvillage International Mentorship seeks to assist outstanding students of film and television from Israel and abroad who are currently working on a documentary film dealing with multicultural issues for their final study assignment.
This initiative was launched in 2011 by the docuvillage Multicultural Center located in the Galilee, the north periphery of Israel, in conjunction with the Haifa Intl. Film Festival. The project is inspired by the multicultural spirit of the Galilee region and the towns of Haifa, Acre (Akko) and Nazareth, whose Jewish and Arab communities live side by side amid ongoing cooperation. In 2015 our main center of activity is at the ancient city of Acre – designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The project offers two activities:
dIM- for documentary development
dIM activities bring together talented film students in their final study year to develop original documentary films whose scripts focus on multicultural subjects. This mentorship involves a creative process beginning with the crystallization of an idea for a film and its story up to the finalization of its style and content.
The documentary ideas and scenarios are developed in small group meeting, under the tutelage of experienced professionals and leading mentors in the field.
North Lens – for documentary film directing
North Lens activities promote and encourage talented film students who wish to enhance their skills as documentary directors in a culturally diversified region . In this mentorship the students will create 5-7 minute short films. Each director will have his own team of director-cameraman-editor. The films will show us different points of view of Acre diversity (a city with a mixed population : Jews, Muslims, Christians, Bahai etc…). We would like the directors to show us what Acre means to them when looking through the “North Lens” of a camera. The total body of work will be available for viewing in film festivals and as part of our website dedicated to NORTH LENS.
The activitie is in conjunction with the Goethe Institut -Israel and ACT the Israel association of cinema & telavision professionals.
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Be at the initial (development) stage of their final project.
- The documentary projects submitted should address topics that deal with multiculturalism. (For the dIM)
- Submit a one page synopsis and two pages of research summary. (For the dIM)
- Be a part of a director-cameraman-editor team. (For the North Lens)
- Submit online a previous video exercise or film (not necessarily a documentary). (both dIM & North Lens)
- Submit a cv (both dIM & North Lens)
- Submit a recommendation from a school of higher education teaching film or television. (both dIM & North Lens)
- Have an ability to write and converse competently in English. (both dIM & North Lens)
- Upon acceptance to the program the student will pay a registration fee of 100 Euro. (both dIM & North Lens)
All submissions must be sent to: [email protected]
The final date for application is: 30.06.2015