FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project

Applications are now open for FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project – Warsaw Film Foundation and FIPRESCI training programme for young film journalists and film critics from Central and Eastern Europe.

The 12th edition of the workshop will be held October 13-22, 2017, within frames of the 33rd Warsaw Film Festival. A group of young critics will be invited to the event and have a unique opportunity to take part in one of the biggest film events in this part of Europe, meet high-profile film professionals and to take part in the deliberations of the festival’s FIPRESCI jury.

Our aim is to create an opportunity for participants, who usually have little chance to go abroad and work in their profession, to work with world-class professionals and be exposed to movie journalism at the highest level.

FIPRESCI Warsaw Project involves young film critics, who will be invited to the event and work under the editorial guidance FIPRESCI members:

– Michael Pattison, British journalist working with numerous film and trade outlets like Sight & Sound, Fandor, Vice, The Guardian along with
– Carmen Gray – New Zealand’s, Berlin-based journalist contributing to Dazed & Confused, Screen International and The Guardian.

Participants will be covering the festival and industry events, delivering film reviews and interviews. The organizers will team-up with Film New Europe to give more exposure and promote emerging journalist talents.

Workshops are designed for critics under the age of 30 with proficiency skills in written and spoken English. All participants are granted with travel expenses and accommodation in youth hostel. We also guarantee an unforgettable adventure and give a unique opportunity to meet the contemporary filmmakers from all over the world face-to-face.

Previous participants include journalists currently contributing to major film and trade magazines like Screen International, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, Cineuropa.

Please send your application including CV, self-introduction, and three samples of your published work, by Friday, September 15, 2017.