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For the second year in a row - we are on the Hollywood Reporter's list of best film schools outside the US

The Hollywood Reporter has selected the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School as one of the best 15 international film schools for the second year in a row

The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School is celebrating its 30th Year

The Hollywood Reporter has published its annual listing of the best international film schools. The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School is on this list for the second year in a row.

 The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2019, is part of this prestigious list because of the successes of its graduates both in Israel and in the world, and in light of the triumphs of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel International Film Lab. The JSFL is the only lab in the world that was established by a film school and has ushered top filmmakers to the Academy Awards ("The Son of Saul, Hungary), to a US remake ("The Kindergarten Teacher" by Nadav Lapid) and to additional central arenas of the international film world. In 2018, films developed at the JSFL were screened at Venice ("Acusada" by Argentinian Gonzalo Tobol in the Official Competition) as well as in Berlin, Sundance, Tribeca, Locarno and Toronto.


Other schools included in the Hollywood Reporter's impressive list are La Femis (France), National Film and Television School (UK), the Lodz Film School (Poland) and the Beijing Film Academy (China).

At the epicenter of the School's 30th celebrations will be the Sam Spiegel Alumni Trilogy - a unique tribute to groundbreaking Israeli films of the 1960's. Two feature length films have already been released - Footsteps in Jerusalem, which was screened at MoMA and 50 festivals worldwide, and Voice Over which premiered at the Jerusalem Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival is gaining sweeping critical review and screening commercially in Israel.

The third and final in the trilogy, The Voice of Ahmad (a tribute to I am Ahmad by Avshalom Katz and Ram Loevy) will be completed in February 2019.


 The entire trilogy will be screened around the world and in Israel in 2019.

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