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Call for Applications: 28 Times Cinema 2018
4 June - 11 June
If you’re a local young cinephile who’s ready to seize a golden opportunity on the festival circuit, then 28 TIMES CINEMA is made just for you!
As an active member of the Europa Cinemas Network, Spazju Kreattiv is calling all film buffs aged between 18 and 25 to apply to be Malta’s Ambassador to Giornate Degli Autori at the Venice Film Festival for the 9th edition of 28 Times Cinema.
About the 28 Times Cinema Initiative
This unique initiative created by the European Parliament, the LUX Prize and the Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori), offers 28 young movie-goers (one participant per member state of the European Union) the chance to act as Jury Member of the Giornate degli Autori at the prestigious 2018 Venice Film Festival.
The chosen applicant will represent Malta as an Ambassador to the Festival between Tuesday 28th August and Sunday 9th September 2018.
What’s in it for the selected Ambassador?
The European Parliament will organise and cover the costs of accommodation and travel for the duration of the event (13 days) while Europa Cinemas will provide a per diem. As a Jury Member for the films competing for the Venice Days selection, you’ll also get priority access to all Venice Days screenings.
The selected Ambassador will:
- Be present in Venice before the start of the festival from Tuesday 28th August to Sunday 9th September 2018 (actual festival dates are 29 August to 8 September),
- Be a jury member for the films competing for the Giornate degli Autori,
- Watch all the films presented in the Giornate degli Autori (approx. 15) and the LUX Prize 2018 competition. A festival accreditation (giving priority access to screenings of the Giornate degli Autori) will be provided,
- Take part in round table discussions and debates with filmmakers and other guests,
- Contribute to a blog, which will be specifically developed for this event,
- Write a daily postcard for the Europa Cinema’s social networks,
- Be an active Ambassador for the Lux Film Prize during the events organised after Venice in his or her own country.
How to Apply
Applicants must be aged between 18 and 25. Applicants must submit two items to Spazju Kreattiv by the 11th June 2018.
- Complete the application form, and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title 28 Times Cinema.
- Create a video selfie in which you explain what cinema means to you, starting with the line “Cinema for me is…”. Your video must be 30 seconds long, include your name and country of origin, be recorded in English, and in HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. (See the 28 Times Cinema Vimeo channel for examples from 2017). Send us a Wetransfer link to your video in your application email.
Closing Date for Applications: Send applications by noon, Monday 11th of June, 2018.
St James Cavalier
Castille Square, Valletta
- 28 Times Cinema
- Spazju Kreattiv