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Young Critics Workshop

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Young Critics 2022 © Jeroen Willems

Since 2014, photogénie and Film Fest Gent organize the Young Critics Workshop, open to aspiring film critics (aged 18-26) from Belgium and abroad, offering them the opportunity to cover the festival, guided by Nick Pinkerton and photogénie‘s editor-in-chief.

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Selected participants cover the festival by writing both reviews and one in-depth piece. The participants will be guided by film critic Nick Pinkerton (Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Reverse Shot, …) and the photogénie team.

The reviews and articles of the participants may be published on photogénie and on the Festival’s website.

After completion of the workshop, participants can join the photogénie editorial team. This will give them the opportunity to become part of the editorial board for a given year.

The working language is English. At photogénie, we particularly value attention to style, film historical awareness and lucid argumentation.

The next edition of the workshop will take place during the 49th Film Fest Gent, October 11-22, 2022. The call for applications will be launched soon.

For more information:

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Current Young Critics Workshop

Young Critics Workshop 2023

10 > 20 October 2023
Film Fest Gent

From October 10 until 20, 2023, photogénie and Film Fest Gent hold the tenth Young Critics Workshop, welcoming five aspiring film critics (aged 18-26) to Belgium and and guiding them in covering the 49th edition of this major international event.

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The selected participants will be covering the festival by writing three reviews and one in-depth piece, guided by film critic Nick Pinkerton (Film CommentSight & SoundReverse Shot, …) and the photogénie team.

Their reviews and essays can be found below.