Student Critics Award Jury
Being a part of the EIFF Student Critics Jury is a great opportunity for students currently at college or university in Scotland to develop their skills and passion for film writing. Please note that applications for the EIFF Student Critics Jury 2013 are now closed.
Supported By: James and Morag Anderson
What is Student Critics Jury?
Now in it’s second year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics Jury enables students to expand their knowledge of contemporary world cinema, develop their ability to evaluate and write about films and give a prestigious award at EIFF. The students will be mentored by leading international critics as they see films from various strands of the EIFF programme and complete reading assignments and reviews of films. They will also determine the winner of the Student Critic Jury Award, presented at the EIFF Awards Ceremony.
Who can apply, and how?
Seven students will be chosen on the basis of a 500 word essay submitted by 13 May. This essay can be written on any recent or classic film, demonstrating the applicant’s writing skills as well as passion for and knowledge of cinema. Eligible applicants must be enrolled at College or University in Scotland.
Completed applications should include your Name, Address, Place of Study, Matriculation Number and Contact Number.
Getting to EIFF
The seven chosen students will be brought to Edinburgh for six days of the festival (EIFF runs 19-30 June). Students will view a variety of films and attend the EIFF Awards Ceremony to present their chosen winner. Travel and accommodation bursaries are available on a separate application basis.
The Student Critics Award Jury offered three places for film critics of the future to attend EIFF and view a shortlisted programme of films and to work with Nick James (Sight and Sound) and Dana Linssen (De Filmkrant) as mentors to develop their writing and critical skills.
Please note that applications to take part closed on 13 May 2013.