The Shomron Cinema Fund is committed to supporting film proposals from creators aged 18 and above.
● The Fund applicant must hold exclusive copyright to the work under consideration for production funding.
● The film submitted for funding should meet the criteria outlined in the Ministry of Culture and Sport’s funding eligibility guidelines for public institutions engaged in filmmaking. This includes clause 3a of the 1985 Budget Act, and the 2005 Film Rules (i.e., recognizing a production as an Israeli film), and it must comply with all legal requirements and directives stipulated in the 1999 Film Act, 2007 Copyright Act, and the 2011 Budget Act (amendment no. 40). It also applies to any subsequent rules, regulations, tests, directives, and protocols that may replace the aforementioned.
● Film funding applicants may apply for funding—subject to the Fund's regulations and in alignment with its objectives—within various tracks set by the Fund's management: film production, rough cut film production, and script development in the following categories:
a) Israeli Feature-length Fiction Films: These include Israeli films exceeding 60 minutes intended for theatrical release, as well as full-length animated films. b) Documentaries: Documentaries and complex documentaries as defined under clause 17 of Media Rules, including animated documentaries. c) Israeli Shorts: Israeli narrative fiction films, encompassing drama and animation but excluding student films, with a runtime of under 60 minutes. These are designated for, among other things, theatrical release.
● Funding from the Fund for any film will not exceed 80% of its production budget.
● Films that have already received funding from another Ministry of Culture and Sport-supported application in the same field will not be considered for funding.
● At least one copy of every film produced with the Fund's support will be submitted to the archives for research and public recourse purposes, provided it meets all Department of Culture and Sport’s Section 9 ('tchum tet') criteria for film funding support eligibility for public institutions in the field of filmmaking.
● Films produced with the Fund's support will acknowledge both the Fund's contribution and the support of the Department of Culture and Sport, as recommended by the Film Council. This acknowledgment will appear in the film's opening and closing credits, mentioning the film fund, the Department of Culture and Sport, and the Film Council, and displaying their respective logos. The wording will be provided by the Fund and adhere to the Fund's guidelines.
● An Israeli film produced by the Fund will be presented as an Israeli film at all public screenings, both domestically and internationally, including official promotional campaigns and any associated advertising, as per standard protocol. For clarity, this does not prevent a film recognized as an Israeli film, based on local Film Rules and Regulations, from being presented as a co-production between an Israeli and a foreign producer (i.e., an international co-production).
Applicants of proposals for support in all fields will submit their proposal to the fund online in the Hebrew language, through the official Shomron Cinema Foundation website: