Due Date: October 30, 2018

The IFFR Young Movie Critics Student Program 2019 is now open for applications. IFFR identifies the crucial significance of movie analysis and criticism and introduced the Young Movie Critics Student Program to support a brand-new generation of young and approaching movie critics.

A group of young and determined expert movie critics from outside the Netherlands are welcomed to come to Rotterdam to cover the celebration. They supply them with the methods to hone their journalistic practice and check out the large landscape of independent movie theater available at IFFR, among the significant worldwide movie celebrations for press, market members and audiences.

The program supplies a distinct insight into a broad series of programs available at their celebration, varying from movies by widely known arthouse auteurs to more speculative and unknown cinematic gems and from art setups and efficiencies to talks and movie market conferences.

About the Program

As a student, you belong to the editorial group of the celebration. You will have conferences with knowledgeable movie critics from various backgrounds, cover the celebration for your own journalistic association and become part of the FIPRESCI jury. Obviously you will likewise get to experience the complete pleasure of being at International Movie Celebration Rotterdam. With the altering media landscape in mind, this year’s program will put unique concentrate on prospects with blended skills– beside outstanding composing abilities, experience in (or excellent concepts for) audiovisual, audio or other ingenious modes of journalism are valued.

IFFR supports movie making, movie producing and journalistic skill on numerous levels: the primary celebration area Brilliant Future (consisting of competitors for both functions and shorts) provides current works by very first and 2nd time filmmakers; the Hubert Bals Fund adds to movie jobs in establishing nations and co-production market CineMart arranges a student job for young movie manufacturers (Rotterdam Laboratory) in close cooperation with its partner organisations. Acknowledging the essential function of movie criticism to the understanding of independent movie theater, IFFR arranges a student job for young movie critics.


  • Complimentary IFFR 2019 press accreditation
  • Budget plan hotel lodging in Rotterdam
  • A partial refund of travel expenses when taking a trip from outside Europe
  • A complete schedule. IFFR focuses on making students totally essential to the celebration and lets them take part in the shipment of everyday celebration outlets. The students will form a group, hosted by the IFFR Press Workplace and the celebration editorial personnel. You get to check out all elements of IFFR (screenings, exhibits, Q&A sessions, masterclasses and talks, disputes, movie market conferences) as part of the program and to cover for your own media.
  • If your involvement succeeds and you have actually released reports that fulfill IFFR’s requirements (both in quality and amount), you get the chance to check out the next edition of the celebration as a certified reporter.


  • You are under 30 years of age.
  • Fluent command of the English language (composed and spoken)
  • Verifiable experience in movie criticism (print, video, audio or online media) + storyboard or any imaginative kind of everyday reporting
  • Attends to the following subjects: movie evaluation, celebration evaluation, Movie Market reports and patterns, arts & culture evaluation, masterclasses and talks evaluation
  • You’re not yet developed enough to benefit from opportunities such as participating in worldwide movie celebrations outside your nation
  • You have actually made a contract( s) with appropriate print and/or online media to release reports on International Movie Celebration Rotterdam 2019.


To use to the program, send out an e-mail to [email protected] with the following accessories (ideally in one PDF):

  • CV
  • Inspirational letter
  • 3 articles/blogs/vlogs or podcasts that represent your work
  • Info about your affiliate (blood circulation, copies/page views and so on)
  • Suggestion letter

To find out more, see Young Movie Critics

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