Edinburgh International Film Festival Young Critics is now open for applications

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  • Open Call
  • Edinburgh
  • Applications have closed.

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We are looking for the next generation of film critics!
Are you a UK-based 18-25 year old wanting to start a career in film criticism, and wondering how to get started? 

EIFF Young Critics is now open for applications! This programme supports the next generation of film journalists, offering experience, skills and networking to young people with a passion for cinema.
Over the course of five days you will:

Be mentored by a professional critic
Gain access to film screenings at this year’s EIFF  
Attend workshops and networking events
Build a portfolio of reviews and have the opportunity to have your work published

Download the Application form below.
The Application form will ask you to write a 300-word review of a recent or classic film. Alternatively, you can submit a 3-minute podcast or video review.

Send your completed form to youngcritics@edfilmfest.org.uk with the subject line “YC Application” by 9.00 am 26th July.
If you have additional support needs or are experiencing social-economic factors that impact your ability to complete this process, please email us before the deadline and we will try to provide support.
All applicants should be available for the duration of this year’s EIFF (18th – 25th August 2021).

Edinburgh International Film Festival is committed to tackling the lack of diversity in film criticism. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In particular:

Low-income or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Refugee and/or migrant backgrounds

Those who are black, Asian, mixed heritage or ethnic minority

Those who are disabled or D/deaf

LGBTQIA+ applicants

Please note that this programme will be run online.

Deadline for applications: Monday 26th July 2021 at 9:00am

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