APPLY!!! Young Film Critics Trainee Programme

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In 1998, IFFR launched the young film critics trainee program as a recognition of the vital role of film analysis and criticism. This program has helped develop and support the younger generation of film critics.

Young, professional film critics are invited from outside the Netherlands to cover our festival as a means of sharpening their journalistic skills and explore other offers at the IFFR.

IFFR is one of the biggest international film festivals for the audience, stakeholders in the industry, and press.
On offer at the program are insights into films, cinematic gems, art installations, performances, talks, and lots more.
Participants of the young film critics have come from around the world to grace the event. In 2020, IFFR had participants from Portugal, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, etc.
Candidates are usually 5 to 8 yearly.


•You will have meetings with experienced film critics from different backgrounds.

• You will cover the festival for the international film festival Rotterdam for your affiliate.

•You are a member of the editorial board.

•Candidates will be selected based on excellent writing skills for audiovisual, audio, and other journalistic modes.
What to expect?

•IFFR 2021 press accreditation.
•A partial refund of travel costs for travelers from outside Europe.
•A full schedule. •You’d be fully integrated into the festival and participate in daily delivery outlets.
•If your report meets IFFR’s standards in quality and quantity, you get the opportunity to visit the next edition as a fully accredited journalist of the festival.

•You must be under 30 years of age.

•Fluent command of written and spoken English.

•Demonstrable experience in film criticism of print, video, audio or online media or any creative medium of daily reporting
Address any of the following topics: film review, festival review, Film Industry reports, and trends, arts & culture review, masterclasses and talks review
You’re not yet established enough to enjoy the privileges of attending international film festivals outside your country
You have made an agreement with relevant publishers to report on the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Provide the following

•Motivational letter
•Updated CV
•The name and details of an affiliate/publisher for which you will cover IFFR.
•A letter of recommendation from the editor(-in-chief) of that affiliate
•Three recent works in written, audio, or video format.

•Send all the information in A SINGLE PDF file to

Deadline for submission Wednesday 28 October 2020.


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