Join a new generation of young and upcoming film critics in this program scheduled for 2021 to receive an intensive training on film analysis and criticism.
Five to eight candidates will be granted the resources to improve their journalistic practice and examine the wide range of independent cinema on offer at IFFR.
Application Deadline: October 28, 2020.
Selected candidates in the program will be provided the following:
as part of the program and to cover for their individual media outfits.
To be eligible for the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) Young Film Critics Trainee Program, applicants must:
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To apply for the 2021 edition of the Film Critics Trainee Program, applicants are required to submit the following documents in a single compiled PDF file to internationalpress@IFFR.com :
Launched in 1998 after the IFFR recognized the importance of film analysis and criticism, the Young Film Critics trainee program supports young, talented and upcoming film critics.
The IFFR shares its beliefs by organizing trainee projects to teach young film critics the important role of film criticism in the perception of independent cinema.
The program will provide firsthand insight into a broad range of programs at the festival, ranging from films by famous arthouse auteurs to more experimental and obscure cinematic gems and from art installations and performances to talks and film industry conferences.
The deadline for submission of applications to the relevant address is Wednesday 28th October 2020.
Due to the changing media landscape in this year’s edition, this year’s program will grant preference to candidates with
Five to eight candidates will be selected.
The trainees will be hosted by the IFFR Press Office and the festival editorial staff.
The trainees will hold meetings with experienced film critics from different backgrounds, cover the festival for their own journalistic affiliation and be part of IFFR’s editorial staff.
All of these will be done while experiencing and participating in the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.