Friday, September 21, 2012

IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics 2013

The International Film Festival Rotterdam  has invited applications for the 15th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics during its 42nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 23 - February 3, 2013). The IFFR supports film making, film producing and journalistic talent on several levels: the main festival section 'Bright Future' (including the Tiger Awards competitions for feature length and short films) presents recent works by first and second time filmmakers; Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund contributes to film projects in developing countries and CineMart organizes a talent development 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, the Rotterdam film festival organizes a trainee project for young film critics in a talent development program that offers up to six young (under 30 years), motivated and talented professional film critics from outside The Netherlands .They will get a chance to travel abroad for covering a major international film festival, to get acquainted with the Rotterdam film festival in particular and the broad range of independent cinema it offers. The program of the Trainee Project includes taking part in the Rotterdam FIPRESCI Jury meetings; exploring an assigned part of the festival; publishing a blog on the IFFR website and writing up to three contributions for the festival's newspaper Daily Tiger; taking part in expert meetings; reporting about the festival for own affiliation(s).The past editions the Rotterdam film festival welcomed trainee film critics from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. Deadline for applications: Friday November 2, 2012.The application can be send to:
For further information, please contact:
IFFR Press Office
Bert-Jan Zoet, Head of Media Relations & International PR
Nancy van Oorschot, Press Officer & Trainee Project Manager
phone +31 10 8909090

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