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Why Sam Spiegel

Why Sam Spiegel

This School Invests in its Students

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School makes a considerable investment in all its students, far beyond the tuition they pay, thanks to the school’s international supporters, primarily the estate of the legendary producer Sam Spiegel, which donates over $500,000 to the school each year.

 

The School Leads the Film & Television Industry in Israel

Since its founding, the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has revolutionized the agenda of Israeli cinema, as well as the training of its students: defining the short film as a genre, positioning the hero at the center of the short film, providing a mentoring system to support each film, master classes by the world’s leading film professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and modern experiential cinema auditoriums, marketing endeavors for student films, and more.

 

In March 2011, three prestigious New York Film Schools, NYU, Columbia, and SVA, hosted a Tribute to the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. A the event, Richard Peña, director of the New York Film Festival, declared, “Israeli cinema can be divided into two periods—before and after the establishment of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School.”

 

International Recognition
Sam Spiegel Film & Television School films have been awarded 383 international and Israeli prizes. To date, 177 Retrospectives and Tributes have been held for the School in 51 different nations. The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been cited for excellence and selected for 16 "Best Film School Programe" Awards in Student Film Festivals worldwide.

 

The School’s Graduates Work in the Industry
Some 70% of the School’s graduates, on a multi-year average, hold leading positions in the film and television industries in Israel and the world at large.

 

The Sam Spiegel Questions
The answers to the following questions, which students develop throughout their studies, serve to cultivate their personal voice through projects and films they create. Once the studies have ended, these questions remain at the core of our graduates’ being as filmmakers.

Is the film you wish to make relevant?
Is it original?
Has its story been told?
Are you the only one who can tell the story?
Do you have an obligation to tell it?
Is it relevant to your own inner world and to your personal taste?
Is it relevant to your audience?
To which audience?
With what artistic means will you reach this audience?
Will its meaning traverse countries and cultures?

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The first workshop of the eighth edition of the Lab kicks off this month
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