Through September 24

Application for the Fourth Young Film Critics and Judges Workshop

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival together with the school of Film Criticism of the Universidad del Cine (FUC) open submissions for the fourth consecutive year of the Young Film Critics and Judges Workshop to take place fom November 22 to 25, 2021, online.
Application for the Fourth Young Film Critics and Judges Workshop

This event has been created with the aim of strengthening and motivating the professional development of Iberoamerican critics, through the exercise of writing and exchange about the audiovisual field. Those selected will participate in the Youth Jury that will award the Best First Feature Award in the competition of the 36th edition of the Festival, to take place from November 18 to 28, 2021.

The workshop consists of four online meetings organized by recognized national and international critics and programmers. The seven participating critics will be accompanied throughout the process of writing their articles and the jury process. They will have to watch, debate, justify in writing, and select the winner of the “Best First Feature Film” Award.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact within the framework of the only Class A Film Festival in Latin American, forming part of a critical film analysis youth jury, with an active and practical perspective. They will also have the opportunity to write articles —to be published in various audiovisual platforms— about the different activities of the Festival, and they will be given Accreditation as Official Judges of the Festival.


People interested in participating in the fourth edition of the Young Film Critics and Judges Workshop must complete the application process that consists of the following:

1- The call is open to Iberoamerican critics up to and including the age of 36 years.

2- You must send a PDF with a maximum of three film criticisms that have been published in a blog, magazine, newspaper, etc., in the last two years.

3- A brief biography that includes your full name, place of birth, current residence and ID number.

4- “Note of intention” of up to 1,500 characters.

5- All files should be sent in a PDF by Friday, September 24 to: with the subject heading: Inscripción Taller de Crítica y Jurado Joven.

6- The names of the seven selected participants will be published on Monday, October 11, 2021.


Programming / Coordination: Mariángela Martínez Restrepo

For further information:

Universidad del Cine