Rotterdam Young Film Critics Traineeship

For the 21st time, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes young critics from all over the world to apply for the IFFR Young Film Critics traineeship, taking place during IFFR’s 49th edition (January 22 – February 2, 2020). Until the 1st of October critics under the age of 30 can apply for this programme in which IFFR supports a new generation of young and upcoming critics. We’re looking for journalistic talent in its broadest sense; from writers, to video essayists, to radio and tv makers, and podcast talents. 

We think one – or more – of the IFFR Young Film Critics of 2020 might be in your audience or network, so it would be much appreciated if you could share this call on your platform to help these candidates find us, and to help us find them.

What the IFFR Young Film Critics trainee programme is about

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 film critics. Professional critics are invited to come to Rotterdam to cover our festival. We provide them with the means to sharpen their journalistic practice and explore the wide landscape of independent cinema on offer at IFFR, one of the major international film festivals for the press, industry members and audiences.

In the past editions, IFFR welcomed young critics from all regions of the world. Last year, at IFFR 2019, we invited participants from Australia, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Portugal and Indonesia. 

If you’re interested in sharing this call with your online audience and/or through social media, we’re happy to provide you with extra information or images. The full description of the programme can be found here. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to call on +311 089 09 090 or send us an email.

Kind regards,
Roos van der Markt
IFFR Press Office