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Are you a film buff aged 18–25? If you're fluent in English and love writing about movies, we've got a great opportunity for you. 

28 TIMES CINEMA* invites 28 young European film-goers (one participant per member state of the European Union) to attend the 2019 Venice Film Festival as Jury Members of the Giornate degli Autori selection.

Who can participate?

  • Film lovers aged between 18 and 25,
  • Excellent English skills (reading, written and spoken) are required,
  • Good ability to write articles and blogs.

How to participate?

Record and send a video-selfie in which you explain what you love about cinema. Start the video saying “What do I love in cinema…” Make it fun and original!

Technical requirements:

- Shoot it in English

- In high resolution (Full HD: 1920x1080 px) and with an excellent audio recording,

- Duration: 30 seconds

- The video should contain the following information: Name and country of origin.

Take a look to the Europa Cinemas’ Vimeo channel to check out previous years’ examples.

Fill and send in the online application form by Wed 15 May, 9am. 

Please send the completed PDF and video selfie to us at qftmanager@qub.ac.uk with the subject line 28 Times Cinema

What happens if you’re the lucky one?

You win a flight ticket to Venice and get free accommodation in the Lido where the festival takes place. You’ll be offered free festival accreditation (including priority access to the Giornate degli Autori screenings).

Please note, you must:

  • Be present in Venice before the start of the festival from Tuesday 27th of August to Sunday 8th September 2019
  • Be a Jury Member for the films competing for the Giornate degli Autori selection,
  • Watch all the films presented at the Giornate degli Autori and at the LUX Prize 2019 Competition
  • Take part in round tables, discussions and debates with filmmakers and other guests
  • Contribute to a blog, which will be specifically developed for this event and to the media partners websites
  • Contribute to Europa Cinemas’ website and social networks
  • Be an active ambassador for the Lux Film Prize during the events organised after Venice in your country

*Co-organised by the European Parliament, the LUX Prize, the Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas, 28 Times Cinema aims to promote shared values and cultural diversity through cinema among young people.

 For further information about this initiative please visit: