May 13, 2013

Fwd: Indiewire's 2013 Critics Academy in Locarno

: Dan 
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From: Jeffrey Richardson <>
Date: May 13, 2013, 9:15:46 AM EDT
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Subject: Fwd: Indiewire's 2013 Critics Academy in Locarno
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This summer, Indiewire is again partnering with the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to organize a workshop for promising critics from around the world.

Indiewire, Locarno and the Film Society will select eight college-age participants to attend the two-week festival in early August, where they'll write about the program in a deadline-driven environment. With the support of Gohner Stiftung, the festival will provide housing from August 6 through August 18. Indiewire may assist with a share of the travel expenses depending on the country of origin of the participant.

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in film criticism as well as the ability to speak and write fluently in English.

Interested? Here's what applications must include:

    * CV: A basic one-page resume
    * Contact information for two recommendations (professors, employers, etc.)
    * Four writing samples about film. These can take the form of film reviews, scholarly papers, blog posts, college newspaper clips, or any other written work that you think demonstrates your writing skills.
    * A 500-word statement of intent. Tell us about your background and why you would make an ideal candidate for the Critics Academy. Also note any particular interests you have as a critic (genres, national cinemas, etc.). Passion, strong writing skills and a deep knowledge of film history matter more than overall experience, so this is your chance to really make a case for yourself.

Please send applications in the body of an email by June 1, 2013 to SUMMERACADEMY@PARDO.CH. You must also fill out the form on the right hand side of the page at the following link and send it along with your application as an attachment:

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