SGIFF’s Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture and guide a generation of young writers on cinema from the region. Open to post-secondary students based in Singapore, participants will be given the opportunity to form close ties with their filmmaking counterparts in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition, as well as provide exposure and context to the developments of a vibrant Southeast Asian film community through their writing.
In its lead-up and during SGIFF, the young critics’ articles will be published in the festival’s film journal, Youth Meets Film.
The programme will conclude with the young jurors awarding the Youth Jury Prize to one of the films competing in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition during the Silver Screen Awards. One of the participants will also receive the Young Critic Award, awarded for originality of writing and for their contribution to cinematic discussions in the region.
The Youth Jury & Critics Programme is organised in partnership with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, the workshops take place Saturday each week from 21 October to 2 December, as well as 26 November.
Previous editions of Youth Meets Film can be read below:
*Dates subject to change.
Senior Lecturer, Department Of Film Studies
King’s College London
MAY ADADOL INGAWANIJ
Reader/Course Co-Leader, Arts And Media/Film And Television
University Of Westminster
Film Critic & Arts Editor
The Bangkok Post
Submission Fees & Eligibility
- Submission Fees: None.
- Keen interest in films from Southeast Asia
- Basic knowledge of film theory and critical writing
- Current student in a post-secondary educational institution
- Based in Singapore
- Film theory aims to explore the essence of the cinema and provide conceptual frameworks to understand film’s relationship to reality, other artforms, spectators, and its significance to society at large.
- Critical writing refers to a reflective, research-based piece of writing where one formulates their own arguments, based on considerations of a variety of views associated with the topic.
- All entries must be submitted together with the completed submission form no later than Friday, 21 August 2017, 6.00pm (GMT+8).
- Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
- Any submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.
- Submission forms may be emailed to email@example.com with the subject header “Youth Jury & Critics Programme” or physically mailed to the festival address below.
- All physical submissions should be sent directly to the following address:
SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme
Singapore International Film Festival
2 Orchard Link #05-06 *SCAPE Singapore 237978
- SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme will inform successful applicants of the selection results by mid-September 2017.
- SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme does not provide individual explanation on the non-selection of applicants.
- Once selected, the applicant must confirm that they will commit to the time commitment required by the Youth Jury & Critics Programme.
- Workshops will be conducted in English; knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
- Participants agree that produced works as part of the SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme may be published on SGIFF related online portals, festivals publications and other materials relating to the festival.