Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics


Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to confirm the  return of the Student Critics Jury for its third year and now invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic. The initiative, which affirms EIFF’s continuing support for the future of film criticism, will bring to Edinburgh again this year a jury of seven aspiring critics.

The Student Critics Jury, inaugurated at EIFF 2012, enables the next generation of film critics to expand their knowledge of contemporary world cinema, develop their ability to evaluate and write about films and give a prestigious award at EIFF. Students will gain practical experience in their craft under the mentorship of established professional critics.

Applicants are invited from students enrolled at Scotland’s higher education or further education institutions. The seven student critics will be selected on the basis of a 500-word essay to be submitted by 12 May. The essay may be on the subject of anyrecent or classic film and should demonstrate the applicant’s writing skills and passion for and knowledge of cinema.

The jurors will view films from various strands of the EIFF 2014 programme and complete reading assignments and reviews of films; ultimately determining the recipient of the Student Critics Jury Award, to be presented at the EIFF Awards Ceremony.

The seven selected students will be brought to Edinburgh for six days of the Festival (EIFF runs from the 18th to the 29th June); accommodation and travel (within Scotland) will be covered by EIFF. The Student Critics Jury returns to EIFF thanks to the generous support of James and Morag Anderson.

See the films. Write the review. Give the award. For further information and to apply: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/learning

For further press information, please contact: EIFF Press Team, Organic Marketing: EIFFPRteam@organic-publicity.co.uk / 0203 372 0970


The Edinburgh International Film Festival 18 – 29 
June 2014 
The full EIFF 2014 Programme Launch is on 28 May 2014 
EIFF Box Office opens on 2 June to the public, 29 May to Filmhouse Members

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