Applications for Critics Campus 2022 are now closed.
Now in its ninth edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival Critics Campus is an intensive, week-long program of panels, workshops and mentoring designed to provide emerging Australian screen critics with a unique platform to nurture their talents in a live festival setting. Following two dynamic online editions, Critics Campus will return to an in-person format in 2022, taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August as part of the festival’s landmark 70th edition.
Since 2014, Critics Campus has proved an invaluable incubator of emerging talent, developing new voices in Australian screen criticism. In a rapidly changing media landscape, Critics Campus is committed to the idea that informed screen criticism is vital to a healthy screen culture and industry. In developing new and underrepresented voices, Critics Campus continues in its commitment to refreshing and growing the country’s critical landscape, to redefining the ways our writers consider the culture, and to preparing participants for successful careers in screen criticism.
Eight selected participants will take part in mentoring sessions with eight leading Australian and international film critics, and will have the opportunity to join a range of panels, workshops and live-editing sessions with some of the best critics from around the world. Participants will have access to festival films, publicity materials, guests and networking opportunities at MIFF, and will be invited to attend screenings, social functions, galas and other festival events.