Film Critics workshop

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Cinema Rediscovered Film Critics' Workshop

Cinema Rediscovered (Watershed's film festival celebrating great films back on the big screen) are offering ten aspiring and early career film critics the opportunity to take part in a FREE three-day talent development workshop (from Wed 22 - Fri 24 July 2020).

What to expect:

Join critics, writers and creative producers including writer and editor Pamela Hutchinson (Sight & Sound, Guardian), curator and critic Tara Judah (Watershed, Senses of Cinema), video essayist and Professor of Digital Media and Screen Studies at Birkbeck Catherine Grant (Film Studies for Free), video essayist Jonathan Bygraves (Arrow Films, 20th Century Flicks) and others for practical insights and a reflection on film criticism and the role of the video essay. 

This FREE three-day talent development workshop is a unique opportunity for 10 writers, bloggers, video essayists/vloggers and podcasters in the early stages of their career to meet and discuss film criticism while engaging directly with film culture and audiences during Cinema Rediscovered. 

The programme will focus on classic, rep and archive film in a collective cinema setting. Successful participants will have the opportunity to submit written, aural and audio-visual works of a critical nature on films screened during Cinema Rediscovered, for publication on a dedicated blog. Participants will also receive a full weekend Festival pass to attend film events at Cinema Rediscovered.

Who can apply:

This opportunity is suitable for aspiring and early career film critics with unique and creative approaches to a changing craft. Participants must be over the age of 18. We are committed to inclusion and maintain an equal opportunities policy. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly encouraging applications from candidates from a BAME background who are currently under-represented within the sector.

We will work with shortlisted candidates to ensure their access needs are met and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making..

If you have any questions about the day or would like to have an informal conversation before applying, please contact Tara Judah: tara.j@watershed.co.uk. 

Practical information:

The workshop is free and small bursaries of up to £50 are available to put towards travel/accommodation costs upon presentation of valid VAT receipts.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply please complete the online application form by 17:00 on Fri 6 March.

Closing Date: Friday, 6 March 2020 - 17:00