Go Critic! @Anifilm Festival

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
02/05/2023 - 07/05/2023
Liberec, Czech Republic
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GoCritic!@AFN is a training programme for emerging European film journalists and critics, organized by AFN - Animation Festival Network in partnership with Cineuropa and Zippy Frames and co-financed by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union

This is a two-year partnership with the Animation Festival Network (AFN). AFN comprises Animest International Animation Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania), Animateka International Animated Film Festival(Ljubljana, Slovenia), Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films (Liberec, Czech Republic), World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb (Croatia) and Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Žilina, Slovakia).

GoCritic! aims to train a new generation of authors writing about cinema on an international level. The main objective is to improve their skills of writing about cinema through practical work in producing such content.  A selection of the participants' articles will be published on Cineuropa and Zippy Frames and disseminated on the Animateka webpage as well.

Call for Participation (Anifilm Festival)

The workshop at Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films in Liberec, Czech Republic, will take place from 2-7 May and will be tutored by Dana Linssen; the application deadline is set for 10 March

About the tutor:

The workshop will be tutored by Dutch film critic, philosopher and writer Dana Linssen, a returning mentor of the Talent Press programmes in Berlin and Sarajevo, the former editor-in-chief of de Filmkrant magazine, long-standing film critic for NRC Handelsblad, the founder of the Slow Criticism Project and a curator of the Critics’ Choice at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Up to six promising film journalists and critics will be selected, and their tutoring and accommodation expenses will be covered by the programme. 

Applications will be completed in English, containing the following:
- CV 
- Short biography (approx. 500 characters)
- One article written originally in English on a film-related topic (published or not)  
- Motivation (max. 1000 characters)
- Photo

Applications are open only to those over 18 years old and who are able to communicate and write in English.

If accepted to the workshop as a participant, the festival provides you with lunch vouchers, press accreditations, access to all screenings, and access to social and industry events, press conferences, and parties.
 For participants living outside Liberec organizers will cover accommodation. The organizers do not cover travel expenses.


Event Dates

  • From 02/05/2023 to 07/05/2023



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