- Introduction – the history of film – students will learn about the directors who have been the cornerstones of filmmaking over the years; from the Lumiere brother to Charlie Chaplin. The introduction will be based on the study of cinema from 1894 to 1930.
- Photography, lighting, and composition – frame sizes, photo angles, camera moves, composition, mise-en-scène, and lighting.
- Cinematic theories – cinematic theories of classicism, formalism and realism.
- Editing – analytic editing, synthetic editing, parallel editing, editorial rhythm and different manners of connecting shots. The topic will also include the history of editing in motion pictures.
- The cinematic script – the structure of a film script, narrative, theme, and the role of the screenwriter in cinema.
- The cinematic character – characterization of cinematic characters in films. Character types, cinematic character design, uniqueness versus stereotypical.
- Soundtrack – the text channel, the sound channel, special effects on the soundtrack, the music channel and basic terms for sound work in cinema.
The theoretical topics will be combined with practical exercise.
In 11th grade, students will take a matriculation exam that constitutes one final unit. The exam consists of a theoretical exam and a practical shot by shot exam. In addition, students are divided into groups and must produce a film of up to five minutes in in length.
The 12th grade curriculum includes theoretical and practical studies.
- Compulsory subjects – six foundation topics in the history of cinema; movie genres, auteur films, cinema and theory, Israeli feature films, documentary films.
- Elective topics – film/society/politics, contemporary world cinema, independent cinema, animation, Israeli TV dramas, cinema and other artists.
At the end of their studies, the students will take a practical exam, producing a short film up to 15 minutes long. During the test, each group of up to 4 students will produce a final film. The groups will divide the roles as follows, director, photographer, editor and producer. Each student will be tested according to their assigned role.
Each year, the film track sends an educational mission to Germany for a week of joint learning with a school for film professions. Students must apply for the mission, and must produce a group project according to the subject chosen for that year,