FILMCO is giving five young people an amazing opportunity! If you’re between the ages of 16 and 21 (inclusive), here’s your chance to apply to be a member of the ttff/22 Youth Jury and help select the winning film for the 2022 Youth Jury Award, which will be presented during the trinidad+tobago film 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 either 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 450 words, saying what their favourite movie is and why. Applicants must also provide their name, date of birth, name of 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 02 September.
Five selected jury members and one alternate will meet in-person during the ttff/22, under the guidance of experienced film critic BC Pires, to view a selection of films dealing with themes and issues affecting young people.
After viewing all the films in competition, the ttff/22 Youth Jury will choose the winning film and present the director of this film with a prize at the ttff/22 awards ceremony.