Want to be part of a film festival jury? Here's your chance.
Education Events at the BFI London Film Festival are inviting 10 young Londoners between the ages of 18 and 22 to find out how a festival jury works. The project focuses on the 12 nominated films for the 2012 Sutherland Award for the Most Original and Innovative First Feature in the LFF.
The Youth Jury will be chaired by Michael Hayden, Programmer for the London Film Festival. After an introductory training/discussion session covering the role of the award, procedures for judging nominees and priorities to guide judging, the Youth Jury will view all 12 films and select their own award winner.
Youth Jury sessions will be done as a group at BFI Southbank. Jurors must be available 12 to 8.30pm on all these dates – so make sure you can attend before applying:
- Monday 17 September
- Monday 24 September
- Monday 1 October
- Monday 8 October
The date for the final jury decision is TBC, but likely to be three hours on Friday 19 October.
- Created in 1958, The Sutherland Award has been awarded every year during the BFI London Film Festival. The award is named after the BFI's patron, George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 5th Duke of Sutherland.
- Past recipients include Bertolucci, Fassbinder, Godard and Antonioni. Some recent winners include Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior, Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.
- In 2011 the Sutherland jury was Andrew Eaton, Hugo Grumbar, Joanna Hogg, Peter Kosminsky, Phil Collins, Saskia Reeves and Tim Robey. The winner was Pablo Giorgelli’s Las Acacias. The Festival Jury project’s winner was Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown.
- The Sutherland Award is presented to the winner of the First Feature Competition. It is one of six awards presented during the London Film Festival.
This brief closes on Wednesday 5 September at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap aged 18 to 22 who are based in London. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so don’t leave your application to the last minute.
Follow this brief to download the application form