IFFR recognises the vital importance of film analysis and criticism. That’s why, in 1998, we launched our Young Film Critics trainee programme to support a new generation of young and upcoming film critics.
The programme provides a unique insight into a broad range of programmes on offer at our festival, ranging from films by well-known arthouse auteurs to more experimental and obscure cinematic gems and from art installations and performances to talks and film industry conferences.
In the past editions, IFFR welcomed Young Film Critics from all regions of the world. Last year, at IFFR 2019, we had participants from Australia, Indonesia, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.
Who can Apply
A group of young and motivated professional film critics from outside the Netherlands are invited to come to Rotterdam to cover the festival.
- You are under 30 years of age.
- Fluent command of the English language (written and spoken)
- Demonstrable experience in film criticism (print, video, audio or online media) + storyboard or any creative form of daily reporting
- Addresses the following topics: film review, festival review, Film Industry reports and trends, arts & culture review, masterclasses and talks review
- You’re not yet established enough to profit from privileges such as attending international film festivals outside your country
- You have made an agreement(s) with relevant print and/or online media to publish reports on International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019.
How to Apply
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following attached (as one PDF):
- Motivational letter
- Three examples of your published work (video, audio or written)
- A confirmation letter of your outlet which will publish your work at IFFR 2020
- Information about the outlet (reach, target group etc.)
October 1, 2019