Film festival trains aspiring film critics [Worldwide]

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 in Multimedia Journalism

Journalists ages 30 and younger can apply for a training program in the Netherlands.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) seeks applicants for its training program Jan. 27 to Feb. 7, 2021.

The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics offers five to eight journalists a chance to cover a major international film festival.

The program includes reporting on the festival, publishing a blog on IFFR's website, meeting with experienced film critics and reporting for participants' home media outlets.

The organizers will provide partial refunds of travel costs when participants are traveling from outside Europe.

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. 

The application deadline is Oct. 28.