IFFR Training for Young Film Critics Opens


632854048The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is calling for applications from young and upcoming film critics for its training programme billed to hold from January 24 to February 4, 2018.

The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics offers motivated and talented journalists a chance to cover a major international film festival.

International Film Festival Rotterdam will supports film making, film producing and journalistic talent on several levels: the main festival section Bright Future (including competitions for both features and shorts) presents recent works by first and second time filmmakers; Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund contributes to film projects in developing countries and co-production market CineMart organizes a trainee project for young film producers (Rotterdam Lab) in close collaboration with its partner organizations.

Recognizing the important role of film criticism to the perception of independent cinema, IFFR organizes a trainee project for young film critics.

Successful applicants be part of the editorial office of the festival, will have 2-3 expert meetings with experienced film critics, will cover the festival for their own affiliation, write a final festival report for the FIPRESCI website and of course enjoy the full pleasure of being at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Candidates must have fluent written and spoken English and should not be established critics. They should be affiliated with a print or online media outlet to report on the festival. Up to four journalists from outside Netherlands will be chosen to attend.

The organizers will cover hotel accommodations and partial refunds of travel costs when participants are traveling from outside Europe.

Application closes November 1, 2017.

For more information, please visit: https://iffr.com/en/iffr-industry/press/young-film-critics