Go Critic! @Animateka 2022

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
28/11/2022 - 04/12/2022
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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GoCritic!@AFN is a training programme for emerging European film journalists and critics, organised 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 (Animateka Festival)

The workshop sessions will be conducted in English by acclaimed film journalist, critic and curator Michael Pattison and take place during the Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 28 November to 4 December, 2022.

About the tutor:

Michael Pattison is a critic, writer and curator based in Scotland, where he is a Director of Alchemy Film & Arts. His criticism has been published by Sight & Sound, KINO!, Ekran, Film Comment, Reverse Shot, MUBI and many others. He has taught criticism at film festivals including Karlovy Vary, Warsaw Film Festival, Dokufest (Prizren, Kosovo) and Black Nights (Tallinn, Estonia).

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)

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 Ljubljana organisers will cover accommodation.
  • The organisers do not cover travel expenses.


Event Dates

  • From 28/11/2022 to 04/12/2022



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