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The Lab's Closing Events


The 2016 edition of the Lab begins its work

The new participants of the Lab's fifth edition have began their work this past December. In the following months, they will work to improve on their scripts for first or second feature films.

The participants will work closely with the Lab's three script editors: Clare Downs of England (founding member of EAVE's script analysis team), Jacques Akchoti of France (senior writing and directing teacher at La Femis), and joining them this year, acclaimed Israeli director Eran Riklis.


This edition's thirteen participants, and their projects, are:

  • Asaf Asulin of Israel with Desert's End
  • Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung of Nepal with The Whole-Timers
  • Shai Carmeli Pollak of Israel with The Sound of the Sea
  • Gan de Lange of Israel with Yaga is a Witch
  • Noam Ellis of Israel with Girl and Child
  • Orit Fouks Rotem of Israel with Cinema Sabaya
  • Serhat Karaaslan of Turkey with Passed by Censor
  • Margarita Linton-Balaklav of Israel with Goldie’s Adventures in the Countryside
  • Mikko Myllylahti of Finland with The Woodcutter's Story
  • Yona Rozenkier of Israel with The Road to Eilat
  • Gonzalo Tobal of Argentina with Dolores
  • Jow Zhi Wei of Singapore with Tomorrow is a Long Time


The participants' work will end on July 2016, when they will pitch their completed scripts to the Lab's international jury, who will the award winners (totalling in $70,000), in front of an audience of 150, including some key members of the international film industry.

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