International Film Festival Rotterdam looking for Young Film Critics

International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes applications for the 16th Trainee Project for Young Film Critics taking place during its 43rd festival edition (January 22 – February 2, 2014).

The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics is a talent development program that offers up to three young (under 30 years), motivated and talented professional film critics from outside the Netherlands a chance to travel abroad to cover 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 contributing to the festival’s newspaper Daily Tiger by exploring an assigned part of the festival; publishing a blog on IFFR’s website; taking part in expert meetings with experienced film critics and reporting about the festival for own affiliation(s).

What to expect
– Complimentary IFFR 2014 press accreditation

– Budget hotel accommodation in Rotterdam from January 23 – 30, 2014

– Partial refund of travel costs when traveling from outside Europe

– A full schedule. IFFR wants its trainee film critics to really participate in the festival and interact with other industry professionals. The trainees will form a team, hosted by the IFFR Press Office and the Daily Tiger editorial staff. You get to explore all aspects of IFFR (screenings, exhibitions, Q&A sessions, and debates) as part of the program and to cover for your own media

– If your participation is successful and you have published reports that meet IFFR standards (in both quality and quantity) you get the opportunity to visit the next edition of the festival as an accredited journalist

Application deadline: Friday November 1, 2013.

Read more and apply here.

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