Are you passionate about films? Can you see beyond the story and special effects? Do you have a critical eye? Apply now for the trinidad+tobago film festival 2017 (ttff/17) Youth Jury during the ttff/17- 19–26 September.
The Youth Jury will comprise five young people living in T&T, between the ages of 16 to 21 (inclusive), who are enthusiastic about watching movies from an analytical perspective, and gaining a better appreciation of the aesthetics and meaning of the cinematic artform. Applicants must be TT citizens, residents; or based in Trinidad and Tobago for at least one year prior to application.
Prospective Youth Jury members should apply at firstname.lastname@example.org by writing an essay of no more than 250 words, saying what their favourite movie is and why. Applicants should also provide their name, date of birth, gender, citizenship, residence and school or occupation. 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 submission is 12pm on Friday June 30. Successful jury members will be notified by Friday 25 August.
The five member Youth Jury will meet during the ttff/17, under the guidance of experienced film critic B.C. Pires, to view a selection of six feature-length fiction films dealing with themes and issues affecting young people.
After viewing all the films in competition, the Youth Jury will choose the winning film. The director of this film will receive a trophy plus a cash award of TT$5,000, to be presented at the ttff/16 awards ceremony on 24 September.
As a participant, each Youth Jury member will receive a ttff/17 pass (which provides free entry to film screenings), invitations to the opening gala and awards ceremony, and invitations to selected social events during the Festival to meet with local and visiting filmmakers and industry professionals.