Calling for Application: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 IFFR Trainee Program for Young Film Critics [Funded to Rotterdam, Netherland]

wardrobes bannersssiffrInternational Film Festival Rotterdam is looking for participants for the 19th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics, taking place during its 46th edition [25 January – 5 February, 2017]. If you are a talented young film critic interested in joining this project and you meet the criteria listed below, please send us your application before Friday 4 November, 2016.

The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics, created in 1998, is IFFR talent development programme that offers up to four young [under 30 years], motivated and talented professional film critics from outside the Netherlands a chance to travel abroad, cover a major international film festivals and, in particular, get acquainted with International Film Festival Rotterdam and the broad range of independent cinema it offers.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Age under 30 years

Fluent command of the English language [written and spoken]it-connect-bannerad

Demonstrable experience in film criticism [print or online media] 

Not yet established enough to profit from facilities as attending international film festivals outside your country. 

Have agreement[s] with relevant print and/or online media to publish reports on International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 

Benefits: 

Complimentary IFFR 2017 press accreditation 

Budget hotel accommodation in Rotterdam 

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 festival 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.  

How to Apply:  

Your application should include digital versions [Word, JPG or PDF] of the following documents and information:

A motivation letter to support your application: explain why this project and the Rotterdam festival appeals to you and what you can offer the festival.

Your resume [CV] including your contact details and date of birth.

Up to three proofs of recent work you published on [independent] film or film festivals. If not in English, provide the original articles with English translations to demonstrate your command of this language.

Information about your affiliation[s]: title, name of chief editor, postal address, phone number, email account, periodicity, circulation, web address, estimated unique page views per month.

A recommendation letter [on company letterhead] of your principal affiliation’s chief editor assigning you to cover IFFR 2016 and confirming that your report will be published.

Please send in your application by email to press@iffr.com before Friday 4 November 2016. You will receive notification on the selection Friday 2 December at the latest

Application Deadline: 4 November, 2016.

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