The trinidad+tobago film festival is giving five young people an opportunity of a lifetime! If you’re between the ages of 16 and 21 (inclusive), here’s your chance to apply to be a member of the ttff/20 Youth Jury and help select the winning film for the 2020 Youth Jury Award, which will be presented during the Festival in September.
Applications are open to young people who are interested in, and wish to develop, a critical appreciation of independent film. Applicants must be TT citizens, residents, or based in Trinidad and Tobago for at least one year prior to application. Prospective jury members must apply by writing an essay of no more than 250 words, saying what their favourite movie is and why. Applicants must also provide their name, date of birth, gender, citizenship, residence and school or occupation.
Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Youth Jury Application). Successful applicants under the age of 18 years will be required to have written consent from a parent or guardian in order to participate in this programme.
The deadline for application submission is 4pm on 15 August.
The five selected jury members will meet online during the ttff/20, under the guidance of experienced film critic B.C. Pires, to view a selection of films dealing with themes and issues affecting young people.
After viewing all the films in competition, the ttff/20 Youth Jury will choose the winning film and the director of this film will receive an award.