plazo::prazo::deadline 4 Sept 2012
Do you live in the New York City area? Are you trying to get a foot in the door of the world of film criticism? Do you want to learn what it’s like to cover a major film festival alongside the pros? Do you like rhetorical questions? If you answered yes to at least three out of those four questions, then you need to apply for Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Critics Academy at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of undergraduate study or no more than two years of experience creating critical and/or journalistic content about movies. They must showcase a demonstrable interest in film criticism and/or film journalism as well as the ability to speak and write fluently in English.
Applications must include the following:
-CV: A basic one-page resume
-Five writing samples about film. These can take the form of film reviews, scholarly papers, blog posts, college newspaper clips, podcasts or any other work that you think demonstrates your skills.
-A 500-word statement of intent. Tell us about your background and why you would make an ideal candidate for the Critics Academy. Make sure to note any particular interests (genres, national cinemas, etc.). Passion, strong writing skills and a deep knowledge of film history matter more than overall professional experience.
Please send applications to: CRITICSACADEMY@FILMLINC.COM. The deadline to apply is next Tuesday, September 4th. Good luck!
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