Deadline: 28 October, 2020

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has opened applications for Trainee Programme for Young Film Critics.

The training provides a unique insight into a broad range of programmes on offer at the 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.


  • A partial refund of travel costs when travelling from outside Europe
  • Participants will get to explore all aspects of IFFR (screenings, exhibitions, question-and-answer sessions, masterclasses and talks, debates, film industry conferences)


  • Applicants must be 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) and storyboard or any creative form of daily reporting
  • Open to applicant not yet established enough to profit from privileges such as attending international film festivals

To apply and more information, click here.

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