Procedures for selecting readers (artistic consultants) and their work
Readers are selected by the Foundation every year, for a one-year employment period, from the list of readers kept and updated regularly by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The list includes the names, profession and or academic training, contact information and a distinction between readers from what is termed the “periphery” or “peripheral” (includes minorities, new immigrants, residents of low income areas and LGBTQ) and those who are not from the periphery.
The readers shall not serve for more than one consecutive annual term and may be employed again a year after the end of their employment. The identity of the readers will only be published after their work is completed to protect them from outside interference. The artistic director of the Foundation reads all the applications recommended by the readers.
The Foundation implements an equal gender division between the readers and appoints readers for each open call of which at least 40% are those defined as “peripheral”. On each open call date, three (3) readers will read each proposal. As part of their work, the readers participate in reading the proposals, evaluating, examining them and writing a review of all the applications submitted to the fund for investment in development, production and completion of production of films. The fund selects the readers based on their professional training, experience and familiarity and understanding of the various fields in which the fund invests: short feature films, animated films and new media films using new technologies, short and long documentary films and series.
A recommendation from one of the three (3) readers regarding a proposal advances the proposal to the next stage for discussion with the participation of the CEO and the artistic director of the Foundation, after he has read the recommended proposals. All submissions are forwarded to the readers anonymously. The names of those involved in the work and their biographies are removed by the Foundation from the submission form and are kept by the Foundation until the readers have made their recommendations and are revealed during the artistic director’s discussion with the readers. Filmed material not sent anonymously will be returned to the submitters and their application will be cancelled.
It is the duty of the readers to submit, on the Foundation’s readers’ form, a detailed, critical written review regarding the proposal they have read. The artistic director and CEO of the Foundation is responsible for the compilation of the readers’ reviews and recommendations, followed by participation with each group of three readers in a final oral review and execution of the ranking of the applications according to their quality.
Standards for Assessing Films
- The added value of a project in its ideas and cinematic style. The originality and uniqueness of the project in giving expression to the multi-culturalism of Israeli society and how multi-culturalism contributes to the advancement of creative storytelling in Israel.
- The degree of the submitter’s involvement in the project, and the submitter’s commitment to telling the proposed story, as expressed in the statement of intent.
- The level of scriptwriting— the originality of the topic, the complexity of the characters, the development of the plot, and the dialogues.
- The practicability of the project, from the standpoint of professionalism and budget.
- The experience and professional capabilities of the project’s producers and creators.
And above all — the potential of the project to serve as the basis for a creation that will make its mark, expand awareness, and significantly contribute to creative cinema in Israel.
Documentary shorts, features, and series:
- The added value of the project in its ideas and cinematic style, the originality and uniqueness of the subject proposed in giving expression to the multi-culturalism of Israeli society.
- The degree of the submitter’s involvement in the project, and the submitter’s commitment to telling the proposed story, as expressed in the statement of intent.
- The dramatic, narrative, emotional, and visual potential of the project and its degree of complexity, in order (among other things) to meet the length requirements for the proposed project.
- The quality of the participants being photographed for the film, including, but not restricted to, their presence in front of the camera- their expressiveness, the ability of the people to serve as characters in a film that meets the requirements as described above and below. For this criterion, the Foundation may require sample footage.
- The approach to filmmaking— the cinematic language, structure, point of view, and style of cinematography and editing.
- The practicability of the project, from the standpoint of professionalism and budget.
- The experience and professional capabilities of the project’s producers and creators.
And above all — the potential of the project to serve as the basis for a creation that will make its mark, expand awareness, and significantly contribute to documentary film production in Israel.
The Foundation’s CEO, Artistic Director, and Management
The Foundation’s CEO must have proven experience in the realm of cinema, including at least two of the following fields: production, directing, writing and editing content, teaching, and professional guidance and instruction at the academic level. The CEO must have a bachelor’s degree at least. On the basis of the experience mentioned above, the CEO may also function as artistic director of the Foundation.
The Foundation’s CEO and artistic director will use the services of external artistic advisors (“readers”) for the purpose of compiling a recommended list of projects eligible for support. Specific readers must not serve for consecutive rounds of submissions, and may be employed again only after one year has passed since the end of their last employment.
Each time applications are submitted, the Foundation’s CEO will make use of a total number of readers befitting the quantity of submissions. Each project submitted to the Foundation will be assessed by at least three (3) readers. The readers will write a detailed assessment for each application according to a format to be prescribed by the Foundation. The readers will recommend candidates for support according to a quota to be set by the CEO with attention to factors including the quality of the proposal, the Foundation’s budget and the body of films supported by the Foundation previously.
The CEO and the readers will formulate the list of recommended projects for investment with the intent of giving expression to a broad variety of topics, opinions, styles of work, tastes, and approaches in films produced by young, experienced, and veteran filmmakers alike who work in the urban centers and in the periphery of the country.
The recommendations formulated by the professional team are passed onward for the approval of the Foundation’s program committee, which is made up of members of the Foundation’s public board and the CEO. The program committee is chaired by a board member chosen by the committee’s plenum. Board members are invited onto the program committee by instruction of the committee chair in coordination with the CEO.
The CEO may inform the program committee of objections to any project included on the list of candidates for investment. The committee is authorized to accept the objections and cancel the project’s candidacy, and it may itself object to the candidacy of any project even if the CEO supports it, all in accordance with considerations to be detailed and recorded in a written protocol. The program committee’s decisions are made by simple majority, and the CEO has one vote on the committee. If a vote is tied, the committee chair may cast a deciding vote.
The program committee’s decisions have the force of recommendations and are passed to the rest of the board, who are not program committee members, for final approval.
The Foundation will allow a filmmaker whose request for assistance was rejected after three (3) rounds to submit an appeal only if it turned out that there was a technical failure in the examination of the submission and not on the basis of the opinion of the readers. The appeal will be discussed before the Foundation’s appeals committee consisting of three members: two from among the members of the institution’s executive committee and a public representative appointed by the Foundation from among the pool of readers, provided that the following two conditions apply:
- He\she is not employed by the Foundation and was not employed by it in the two years preceding his appointment to the committee.
- He\she has at least 5 years of experience.
Term of the CEO, artistic director, and board members — The Foundation will limit the tenure of the institution’s CEO, artistic director, and board members to 4 years, with the option of extending the term of each of them for a further 4 years, and then for a further 2 years, so that the maximum tenure will not exceed 10 consecutive years.
Applying for the Foundation’s investment
Filmmakers, producers, directors, and scriptwriters are eligible to submit a request to the Foundation if the support is not requested for a project produced at an educational institution. Investments will be given to a film qualified as an “Israeli Film” (according to the regulations detailing what qualifies as an Israeli film – 2005). All applications to the Foundation in the genre of documentary films, short films, animation, and new media, whether for production, for development or completion, must be submitted on-line, exclusively through the Foundation’s website, upon publication of an “open call for submissions”, or via application in the “fast-track application” support for projects, as appropriate according to the instructions on the submission form, unless explicitly announced otherwise. A link to the submission form for documentary films and short films appears on the Foundation’s website, and the form requires inclusion of a short synopsis, long synopsis, treatment\ characters\ script, declaration of intent, cinematic language, sources of funding, budget as an Excel file, CVs of the filmmakers, and links to filmed material and previous works.
All detailed procedure for submission is available (in Hebrew only) in the Open Calls Tab on the website, when an open call is in progress.
All submissions are passed on to the readers in anonymous form. For clarity’s sake, note that as of 2019, in accordance with the “New Criteria for Allocation of Financial Support from the Ministry of Culture and Sport to Public Institutions in the Field of Cinema,” applications are passed without names to the readers. All the names of those involved in the project, and their CVs, are removed by the Makor Foundation from the submission form, and that information is kept at the Foundation.
Filmed material: It is desirable and recommended to attach filmed material, edited in a sequence of scenes or as a promo, teaser, etc. that does not exceed 12 minutes. One can attach previous works with a link and password in the submission form. Submitting previous works is not a substitute for filmed material about the project. Links to previous works of the submitters will be kept at the Foundation and will be revealed to the readers only in the discussion and grading phase, if necessary and at the discretion of the CEO.
The submission of filmed materials, promos, scenes, teasers, etc. will be done without the identification details of the creators or the production company, without names and without logos identifying the submitting creators, except for the name of the project being submitted. One can attach filmed materials for direct viewing (link + password to YouTube\Vimeo) that will be available for viewing for at least four (4) months. No changes should be made to them without obtaining prior written approval from the Foundation.
When a project is based on a previous work (book\research\etc.), a letter of authorization, an agreement or an option to receive the rights from the original rights holder is required, upon signing the Foundation’s support agreement with the producer or creator, depending on the type of support (development or production). Instructions for the submission of the projects are published on the Foundation’s website according to the relevant date and route.
Language: Applications for support must be submitted in Hebrew.
An applicant who is the producer but not the principal director may simultaneously submit up to 3 proposals during the application period for development and production of a documentary film and up to 3 requests during the application period for development and production of a short narrative film, and may receive simultaneously from the Foundation support for up to 2 projects per year in each genre. However, the Foundation’s CEO is entitled to condition the support for one of the two projects on receipt of information demonstrating proper management of the first of the two projects to enter production, and on finding that information satisfactory.
An applicant who is both the producer and the director may submit up to 2 proposals during each application period for development and production of a documentary film and for development and production of a short narrative film, and may receive support form the Foundation for only one project in each genre per year.
Support for a filmmaker’s first film (“maiden film” recognized as a director or editor’s 1st or 2nd film in documentary and 1st or 2nd film for director or writer in short films) must not be requested by the filmmaker under the framework of documentary film production without a producer with proven experience of producing at least one film of at least 50 minutes, screened on television or in theaters (and not a graduation project). For the framework of short film production, an experienced producer is required, having produced at least one independent short film, that is not as part of a study program.
A filmmaker may apply 3 times to the Foundation regarding the same proposal, on 3 different occasions. Each round of submission will be assessed by a different team of readers. Having supported the development of a film, the Foundation is not obliged to support the film’s production or completion.
The Foundation will not invest in a project if most of the readers assessing the application for support have advised against investing in it.
Deadlines for Submitting Projects
The Foundation will publish at least two (2) open calls for submission of projects per calendar year for each of the two genres it invests in — short films and documentaries. The Foundation reserves the right to hold rounds of submissions that are unrestricted with respect to topic, or restricted according to criteria that it may set from time to time. An “open call for submissions” calling for applications for development support and production support for short films and documentaries will be published at least 30 days before the deadline. The decisions regarding projects to be supported following each “open call for submissions” will be announced within four (4) months of the deadline for submissions in each genre and framework.
The Foundation will consider, on an exceptional basis, at its sole discretion, and depending on its budgetary capacity supporting “fast-track application” projects. Such applications are to be made according the format shown in the section “Submitting Projects in “Fast Track Application” below. Answers on the fast track will be provided within 45 days of the application date.
The Foundation’s Support for Projects
The Foundation does not provide funding for projects that are supported by other film Foundations that are funded through the Cinema Law annual budget, except in special cases where the other Foundations support the project in a section termed “Yeudi” (for projects dealing specifically with minorities, by minorities, periphery and under-represented) for development and production, and in any case only after obtaining a written confirmation and approval from the Foundation’s CEO.
The amount of financial support will be set individually, in accordance with the project’s budget, the Foundation’s budget, and the Foundation’s annual financial plan.
Note, for clarity’s sake, that at its own discretion the Foundation may at any time, and likely will, change the procedures, objectives, sectors, scope, and methods for its allocation of support as detailed in this document, provided that such changes meet the criteria of the Israel Film Council – Ministry of Culture & Sport and the changes are brought to the notice of those who apply to the Foundation.
Principles of Funding for the Projects
The scope of funding awarded will befit the Foundation’s judgment, to the extent possible, with attention to the production requirements, the Foundation’s constraints, and the specific value of the project. The scope will be set on the following basis:
Live action\ animated short\ new media script of up to 30 minutes: up to NIS 10,000.
Feature documentary of +45 minutes or series: up to NIS 20,000.
Documentary short 7-30 minutes: up to NIS 15,000.
For documentary films of 45 minutes or more, the basic unit of funding per production is NIS 200,000 or 40% of the budget. For documentary shorts of 15–30 minutes, the basic unit of funding per production is NIS 200,000 or 40% of the budget. However, the Foundation may provide a higher sum of support in recognition of the film’s complexity, or a lower sum, all in accordance with the requirements of the film and the state of the Foundation’s budget.
The Foundation will support documentary series in accordance with its abilities and its decisions. Let it be clear that the funding will not be a multiple of the number of episodes but rather a set nominal sum (generally NIS 100,000 – NIS 200,000, or 40% of the budget) according to the Foundation’s judgment and its budget.
The Foundation will support the completion of a short film or documentary film\ series in the post-production phase with sums of NIS 20,000-NIS 100,00.
For short films – narrative, animated, or new media narratives the basic unit of funding is calculated at NIS 12,000 per minute. However, the Foundation may provide a higher sum of support in recognition of the film’s complexity, or a lower sum, all in accordance with the requirements of the film and the state of the Foundation’s budget.
The Foundation assists films at all stages of their creation.
In no case will the Foundation’s support deriving from the Cinema Law exceed the maximum support specified by the Israel Film Council (up to 80%, or any other level that may be specified) for any project. In cases where the Foundation participates in funding a project that was previously funded by one of the other Foundations in the framework of “Yeudi” (for projects dealing specifically with minorities, by minorities, periphery and under-represented) support for development or production, support from the two Foundations together will not exceed 80% of the budget.
Note, for clarity’s sake, that at its own discretion the Foundation may at any time, and likely will, change the procedures, objectives, sectors, scope, and methods for its allocation of support as detailed in this document, provided that such changes meet the criteria of the Ministry of Culture & Sports and that the changes are brought to the notice of those who apply to the Foundation.
Providing Filmmakers and Productions with Suitable Conditions
The Foundation’s board will strive, to the full extent of its abilities and its budget, to ensure that the projects it supports receive reasonable and suitable conditions, as customary in the Israeli film industry, enabling the projects to be carried out at a proper level and quality with a fair and practical recompense to the various creators and participants, all subject to the policy of the Israel Film Council and with attention to the Foundation’s resources and abilities.
Accordingly, the Foundation’s board will require, among other things, that production for such projects respect the guidelines for providing proper conditions as well as any relevant additional guidelines and requirements that may be set by the Foundation from time to time. Despite the above, with respect to proper conditions the budgetary constraints will be taken into account, as will any technological developments that have occurred in the production pipeline that may enable production to be carried out in different conditions.
Agreement and Consultancy for the projects
Support by the Foundation for projects is given on the conditions of a written agreement between the filmmaker and the Foundation, phrased by the Foundation and its legal counsel. The signed agreement will be binding upon the parties and will supersede any presentation, commitment, declaration, or understanding whatsoever that proceeded the signing.
Without detracting from anything included in the agreements, the following must be clearly understood:
Support from the Foundation depends on final and binding approval of support, by the Ministry of Culture & Sports, of the Foundation with respect to the given fiscal year and film genre; and on the final and binding sums of support that are approved for the Foundation regarding that fiscal year.
If no agreement is signed with the filmmaker within three months after the Foundation announces its approval of support, the Foundation will be entitled to cancel the support by means of written notice to the filmmaker. If the filmmaker violates the signed agreement, including violation by failure to adhere to the schedule for carrying out the project, the Foundation will be entitled to cancel the agreement in accordance with the agreement’s provisions.
The Foundation will see strictly to the suitability of the production and to the receipt of a work plan and budget as required for ensuring its completion (see: budget sample for each genre). The project’s budget must be sufficient for its production. The Foundation will support projects after confirmation that the budgetary sources will cover the production costs. However, in cases where the full production budget has yet to be obtained, the Foundation is authorized to support a project if special reasons are set out in writing and if the Foundation’s board approves. In such cases, though, the producer must be committed to presenting to the Foundation, on the occasion of the second payment (commencement of principal cinematography), sources of funding that eliminate any shortfalls in the budget — sources such as a broadcasting organization and\or other private or public sources — to the Foundation’s satisfaction. The producer will have 9 months in which to present the Foundation with such complementary funding. If the producer fails to complete the funding of the budget, the Foundation will be entitled to halt support of the film.
The Foundation’s support of the project is an investment for all intents and purposes. The Foundation’s financial investment will be given in installments, in accordance with the timeline of production and in keeping with the provisions of the agreement between the filmmaker and the Foundation. If the sum paid is subject to any tax or levy, including value-added tax and including changes in the rates of existing taxes, the tax will be paid by the filmmaker.
The filmmaker must provide financial reports as required by the contract, including a report on usage of the budget as audited by the filmmaker’s accountant and an annual report on the film’s distribution, broadcasting, screenings, and sales. The Foundation is entitled to receive a portion of the project’s revenues as specified in the agreement. The Foundation’s revenues from the projects will serve as investments in further projects.
The Foundation will have no share in monetary prizes that the filmmaker may receive for the project.
The filmmaker will provide the Foundation with the following documents to substantiate the application:
- Production Insurance
- Up-to-date budget
- Certification of tax deduction
- Up-to-date schedule
- 2 guarantors, in the case of a corporation or of a licensed trader
- A copy of the agreement between the producer and director
- A copy of the agreement between the producer and a broadcasting organization
- A copy of the agreement with each of the project’s additional contributors and investors
- A copy of a distribution agreement with a distributor or sales representative
- A signed declaration regarding a duplicate backup at two separate sights of all rushes
- A copy of copyrights agreement regarding adaptations of existing published texts or books
Consultancy for the projects
will be performed by the Foundation’s artistic director; and, if necessary, in the judgment of the artistic director, the Foundation will fund professional advisors or mentors in specific professional disciplines — scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, marketing, and distribution.
Completing the Project — Credits and a Copy of the Film
The producer must undertake to include in the film, at the start and at the end, the animated logo of the Makor Foundation in its entirety as detailed here: The Makor Foundation’s dynamic logo exists in three languages — Hebrew, English, and Arabic. The producer undertakes to insert the logo appropriate for the language version of the film being broadcast or projected (Hebrew, English, or Arabic). Immediately after the Foundation’s animated logo, and adjacent to it, both at the film’s start and at its end, the static logo of the Israel Film Council and of the Ministry of Culture and Sport must appear next to each other in a single frame.
Inclusion of those logos is compulsory so that the film will be projected, broadcast, and identified in every context as an Israeli film. The animated logo of the Foundation must appear in its entirety (image and sound, lasting 7 seconds) as furnished by the Foundation.
End of film credits following the primary creators of the film:
On behalf of
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
The static logo of the Film Council and of the Ministry of Culture and Sport must appear alongside the Foundation’s static logo in all publicity materials of all kinds regarding the film, including posts in social media, posters, brochures, trailers, advertisements, packaging for copies of the film, etc. The language version of the logo must match the language of the publicity material.
If the film is broadcast by a foreign broadcasting organization, then the logo must be used in its English-language version or in a version translated into the local language. (Translation of the credit text will be prepared by the filmmaker and requires approval from the Foundation.)
The producer enables the Foundation to manage public relations with respect to the film (although the Foundation is not obliged to do so) in all media, in coordination with the producer and with other parties involved in financing the film.
Immediately upon finishing the film, and before receiving the last payment due according to the agreement — and as a precondition for that payment — the producer must supply the Foundation an approved report by on the usage of the budget, prepared and signed by an accountant; plus 2 copies of the master files, 1 in Hebrew and 1 in English, in file format MPEG4 10 Mbit; plus files of any existing trailers, promos, and Making Of for the purpose of archival storage at the Foundation; plus broadcast quality masters in Hebrew and in English to be deposited at the Israel Film Archive in the Jerusalem Cinematheque, or for any other archive approved by the Foundation. The producer must provide the Foundation with written confirmation of the film’s delivery to the archive as above, and also detailed information about the film as required for the Foundation’s website, as a precondition to the final payment.
Support for the Project — The Investment
The Foundation’s support for projects is to be considered as an investment giving the Foundation the right to have its investment returned and to share in the profits that result from selling broadcast rights and screening rights in Israel and abroad, from ticket sales, and from all other revenues other than prizes and grants that may be awarded to the project’s producer and filmmakers. Revenues must be shared with the Foundation once the production expenses, as approved by the Foundation, have been covered; and the Foundation’s share is to be calculated after deduction of expenses and distribution fees as customary in the industry and per the investment agreement.
The Foundation’s share in the revenues (for all documentaries and short films) shall be calculated according to the percentage of the final, audited budget contributed by the Foundation, times 50%.
Irrespective of the above, the Foundation reserves the right to change its share of the revenues in recognition of the circumstances of production, by notice to be conveyed to the producer at the time the agreement with the Foundation is signed.
Appealing the Foundation’s Decisions
The submitter of a project is entitled to lodge an appeal regarding the opinion of the readers and of the artistic director as received by the submitter. Appeals must be submitted to the Foundation’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only a reasoned appeal will be discussed and adjudged by the Foundation’s CEO, and a reasoned response will be delivered to the appellant. If necessary, the project will be passed, for further assessment, to a person chosen by the Foundation’s CEO.
As stated in the procedures above, a filmmaker is entitled to submit a project to the Foundation two more times in order that it be assessed each time by a different panel of readers.
The foundation will allow a creator whose request for support was rejected after three (3) rounds to submit an appeal not based on the opinion of the readers and the artistic director that were given to him, but due to the foundation’s working methods and conduct in examining the submission, which is not the responsibility of the submitter. The appeal will be discussed before the foundation’s appeals committee consisting of three members: two from among the members of the institution’s executive committee and a public representative appointed by the foundation from among the pool of readers, provided that the following two conditions apply:
- He\she is not employed by the foundation and was not employed by it in the two years preceding his appointment to the committee
- He\she has at least 5 years of experience
The appeal must be submitted in writing to the foundation’s email email@example.com.
Submitting Projects in “Fast Track” Application
The Foundation reserves the right to decide, for valid reasons, that particular projects should be “fast-tracked”; that is, discussed on an individual basis and not in the rounds of assessment described above, so that their production will not suffer and in consideration of their quality and uniqueness.
Projects eligible for “fast-tracking” could be, although not necessarily, films at an advanced state of rough cut, films that must be completed quickly for a television broadcast event or festival, documentary films of a follow-up nature that require a quick decision in order not to miss any steps in the follow-up, and short films that are in an advanced state of readiness for production or post production. In addition, the Foundation reserves the right to decide that a specific project, even though it meets the conditions for the “fast track,” will be passed onward for discussion in comparison with other projects that have accumulated.
Applicants must contact the Foundation and get its permission to submit a “Fast Track” Application. If the request is approved, a link to an application form on the Foundation’s website will be sent. The CEO will read “fast track” projects, view the visual materials or edited version of the film, and present a recommendation. In parallel, an opinion will be requested from at least three (3) readers. If the three opinions differ with respect to supporting or not supporting the project, it will be the decision of the artistic director whether to support the project.
Approving Support for a “Fast Track” Project
When the readers and artistic director have approved a project through the “fast track,” the project goes to the members of the program committee, whose approval is required just as it is for a project in an ordinary framework. The CEO of the Foundation will have one vote on the program committee, and the chairperson of the program committee will have an extra vote for tie-breaking, if necessary, regarding approval or rejection of the project. After the program committee’s approval, written notice is sent to the other board members. If within 48 hours no objection to the recommendation is received from those board members who are not program committee members, then the recommendation takes force. Receipt of recommendations will be acknowledged in writing on behalf of the Foundation’s CEO, who will summarize the decision.
The Foundation’s support for projects is conditioned on the signing of an agreement between the filmmaker and the Foundation, phrased as determined by the Foundation. The signed agreement will be binding on the parties and will supersede any presentation, commitment, declaration, or understanding whatsoever that preceded the signing.
Principles for Preventing Conflicts of Interest
The board members, members of the nonprofit organization, employees of the Foundation, readers, and advisors will perform their duties impartially, with fairness to all and with no personal interests that may interfere, even ostensibly, in their decisions and activities, and will avoid any situation presenting a conflict of interest between their duties for the Foundation and any other activity of theirs, or of any person close to them, in the field of cinema, including any involvement in a project submitted to the Foundation, during the period of those duties. Holders of such positions shall not receive any reward related to the performance of their duties (other than payment from the Foundation).
Without derogating from the comprehensiveness of the above, the Foundation will refrain from discussing applications submitted by directors, members of the nonprofit organization, employees of the Foundation, readers, and advisors during the term of their duties.
If board members, members of the nonprofit organization, or employees of the Foundation find that they face a conflict of interest with respect to an application submitted to the Foundation, because of a connection either to the application or to the people involved in it, then they must immediately notify the Foundation’s board. The notification will be recorded in a protocol and the particular board member, member of the nonprofit organization, or employee of the Foundation will not participate in discussions about that application and will not deal with the application on the Foundation’s behalf.
Each reader must sign the declarations on preserving and protecting confidentiality and avoiding conflicts of interest. If any of the Foundation’s readers or advisors find that they face a conflict of interest with respect to an application submitted to the Foundation and passed to them for handling, they must notify the Foundation’s CEO and refrain from participating in discussions relating to that application, refrain from advising the Foundation regarding it, and refrain from handling it on the Foundation’s behalf.
Former board members and former steady employees of the Foundation must refrain, until the end of six months from the time they ceased to fill that role or until the end of the last fiscal year during which they filled it — whichever is later — from submitting any request for the Foundation’s support, and if they do submit such a request, the Foundation will not accept it and will not discuss it.
During the term of their duties at the Foundation, neither the CEO of the Foundation nor any steady employees of the Foundation shall work (whether for payment or without payment) for any private party that may be assumed on any reasonable grounds to be likely to apply to the Foundation for support. In any case, additional work by the Foundation’s CEO in the field of cinema and television requires the permission of the board. The Foundation’s board is entitled to approve an exception to one of the rules above in special circumstances and will explain any such approval in writing. The Foundation’s board will bring the above rules to the attention of its members, the members of the nonprofit organization, and the employees of the Foundation.
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films wishes creativity and success!