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The Participant's Obligations

Obligations of Participants

 

1.     Participants in the Film Lab are obligated to make themselves fully available for all activities of the Film Lab for a period of seven-and-a- half months, as detailed in the schedule of activities appearing in this document, or with any reasonable changes made to the said schedule.

2.     Throughout the entire duration of the Jerusalem based activities, the Film Lab will fully host the Film Lab participants from across the world and from Israel, and will provide local transportation, lodging and board (breakfast and lunch: full meals; dinner: partial meal). 

 

3.     Participants must pay all air-travel costs. In many countries bursaries and scholarships are available for this kind of training. 

 

4.     Film Lab participants understand that the work process in the Film Lab demands full cooperation with the script editors and the Film Lab administration, adherence to the time schedule and to the regulations, and a full obligation to strive towards the common process with diligence, depth, and a positive spirit.

5.     Film Lab participants pledge to refrain from participation in other writing workshops/labs which conflict with the schedule and the work process of the Film Lab and the writing of the scripts, unless with the approval of the Film Lab administration.

6.     Film Lab participants understand that all activities of the Film Lab will be carried out in the English language. Film Lab participants are personally responsible for any and all translation expenses incurred in the projects/presentation material/previous films.

7.     Film Lab participants will make English-language publicity information available to the Film Lab administration, including a curriculum vitae, still photos, and excerpts from previous films. The Film Lab reserves the right to use this information in its publications and towards advancing the participant. Film Lab participants agree to be interviewed on their work, within the framework of the Film Lab.

8.     The participants will take part in a wide range of activities of the Film Lab's work, including feedback on their colleagues' scripts, meetings with members of the Israeli film industry, film students from Israel and the world, critiques on Film Lab activities, and more.

9.     Film Lab participants (and no fewer than 8) whose scripts are selected by the Film Lab as those most fit for production, will reach the third, concluding stage of presenting the scripts before a panel of judges at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, while accompanied by the major producer of the film. Expenses incurred in the air travel of the producer, his lodging and meals will be borne by the producer/production company, and in no way whatsoever by the Film Lab. The director and producer will present the panel of judges with details of the film's budget and initial or advanced funding sources.

In the frame of the Lab's third stage the participants (directors and producers) will participate in a pitch training session.

 

10.                        For the pitching the director and producer will shoot one scene from the film to be, to be screened at the pitching.

All expenses incurred will be borne by the director and the producer.

The rights of the will be of the director, but the Lab will be entitled to present it on its website.

 

11.                        At the closing ceremony of the Lab, the chairperson of the jury will announce the winning projects. From the day of announcement, the project's director and producer will have a period of 18 months in which they can request the grant from the Lab.

75% of the grant will be transferred to the director on the first day of filming. The second 25% will be transferred after the director of the film will send a final cut of the film, including the Lab's credits, according to the attached annex.

In case the project is Israeli- the director will issue an invoice for the Lab. The Award sum includes VAT.

 

12.                        In case the shooting of the film will not begin in a period of up to 24 months from the initial announcement, the Lab's directors is eligible to cancel the grant and the producer or the participant will have no legal claim against the Lab. 

13.                        Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Lab's directors may, in writing, authorize a deferment of up to 6 months in giving the grant.

 

14.                        Requests for a deferment of the grant funds will be sent, by the director, in writing, no later than 15 months after the initial announcement.

 

15.                        If their film reaches production, Film Lab participants pledge to grant credit to the Film Lab within the body of the film. The Lab credit format will be sent to all participating producer's after the Lab's closing events. Moreover, the production will note the development of the script at the Film Lab in all film publicity, including all spin-off products from the film, should they be created (books, plays, etc.), and in any existing or future media:

a.     At the body of the film- attached is credits annex.

b.     At the film's poster- Lab's logo

c.      Press release- mentioning the fact that the film was developed in the Lab.

d.     Commercial ads- Lab's logo

e.     Invitation for premieres

f.       Festival's book- the Lab's name and logo

 

16.                         The administration of the Film Lab is authorized at any stage to cease the activities of a participant who does not meet all the conditions, or who was unable for any reason to work within the framework of the Film Lab, to maintain its scheduled timetable, and/or to advance in the writing of the script and/or to perform in the spirit of the Film Lab.

 

17.                         A participant who ceases his participation in the Film Lab upon his own decision will be held liable for the full expenses of his or her travel arrangements, lodging, meals and salary for his or her editor, up to the point of cessation.

 

18.                        In the event that a participant chooses to cancel his participation in the Film Lab up to two months prior to the commencement of the Film Lab's activities in Jerusalem, the Film Lab will not demand a cancellation fee, and his or her place will be given to a participant on the waiting list. A participant who cancels his or her participation less than two months prior to the opening, for reasons which are deemed unjustified by the administration of the Film Lab, will be required to pay a fee of $5,000 to partially cover expenses incurred by the cancellation of his or her participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annex- Credits

 

Award Winning Project:


1. Opening titles -"Stand Alone Card":
Winner of the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab
The Beracha Award

SSIFL logo (attached)

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2. Ending roller #1 - Stand Alone Card (among the credits for main staff and cast):

Screenplay developed at
The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab

Script Editor - ?

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3. Ending roller #2 -(among credits of other supporting film funds):
The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab
Founding Director - Renen Schorr
Associate Director - Ifat Tubi

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4. After the roller - with the other supporters (if logo list of all supporters exists):
SSIFL logo (attached)


Participating Project:



1. Opening titles - with other funds and supporters:

SSIFL logo (attached)

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2. Ending roller - Stand Alone Card (among the credits for main staff and cast):

Screenplay developed at
The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab

Script Editor - ???

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3. Ending roller (among credits of other supporting film funds):
The Sam Spiegel International Film Lab
Founding Director - Renen Schorr
Associate Director - Ifat Tubi

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4. After the roller - with the other supporters (if logo list of all supporters exists):
SSIFL logo (attached)

 

 

 

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