IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics 2017 – Netherlands Internships 
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IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics 2017 – Netherlands

Deadline: Friday 11 November, 2016.


– Age under 30 years
– Fluent command of the English language (written and spoken)
– Demonstrable experience in film criticism (print or online media)
– Not yet established enough to profit from facilities as attending international film festivals outside your country
– Have agreement(s) with relevant print and/or online media to publish reports on International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

International Film Festival Rotterdam is looking for participants for the 19th IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics, taking place during its 46th edition (25 January – 5 February, 2017).

Young and upcoming film critics from outside the Netherlands get less opportunities to explore and sharpen their knowledge and views on independent and experimental cinema. International Film Festival Rotterdam recognizes the important role of film criticism and supports journalistic talent with a trainee project for the next wave of film journalists: the IFFR Trainee Project Young Critics.


The IFFR Trainee Project for Young Film Critics, created in 1998, is our talent development programme that offers up to four young (under 30 years), motivated and talented professional film critics from outside the Netherlands a chance to travel abroad, cover a major international film festivals and, in particular, get acquainted with International Film Festival Rotterdam and the broad range of independent cinema it offers.


As a Trainee you are part of the editorial staff of the festival paper, will have 2-3 expert meetings with experienced film critics, will cover the festival for your own affiliation, write a final festival report for the FIPRESCI website and of course enjoy the full pleasure of being at International Film Festival Rotterdam.


– Your application should include digital versions (Word, jpg or pdf) of the following documents and information:

– A motivation letter to support your application: explain why this project and the Rotterdam festival appeals to you and what you can offer the festival

– Your resume (CV) including your contact details and date of birth.

– Up to three proofs of recent work you published on (independent) film or film festivals. If not in English, provide the original articles with English translations to demonstrate your command of this language

– Information about your affiliation(s): title, name of chief editor, postal address, phone number, email account, periodicity, circulation, web address, estimated unique page views per month.

– A recommendation letter (on company letterhead) of your principal affiliation’s chief editor assigning you to cover IFFR 2016 and confirming that your report will be published.

– Please send in your application by email to [email protected] before Friday 11 November 2016. You will receive notificiation on the selection Friday 2 December at the latest.

For more information: https://iffr.com/en/iffr-industry/press/young-film-critics



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