Far East Film Festival launches its callout to young journalists.
Eighth edition of FEFF Campus seeks 5 applicants from Europe and 5 from Asia.
UDINE – The Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, is back and we’re ready to launch the eighth edition of our FEFF Campus initiative in 2022 as we further connect young journalists (and Asian film fanatics) from across the globe.
While FEFF is ready to welcome guests to Udine from 22 to 30 April 22 – on the streets and cafes and inside the “Giovanni da Udine” Teatro Nuovo and the Visionario cinema – the concurrent FEFF Campus will again be tapping back into the “virtual world” in 2022 as it gives aspiring media types a unique opportunity to learn all about the Asian film industry.
That’s due to the ongoing global pandemic situation but, fear not, we will be keeping a close eye on how the matter progresses over the next few months – and if there is any chance at all of having the Campus live and in the flesh in Udine, we will surely arrange that too!
In the meantime consider our 2022 Campus callout officially launched. And so the 24 edition of Asian genre cinema’s favourite annual gathering will once again play host (online) to 10 aspiring writers and film enthusiasts, aged 26 or under.
The candidate selection process is now open, apply online here: http://vp.eventival.com/
Five will be chosen from Europe and five from Asia and they will be given the opportunity to learn how a film festival works, as well as how to be successful in the media world of today while joining a writing and editorial team that explores both traditional media and the contemporary social media scene.
“Throughout the global pandemic the FEFF family has continued to reach out to its friends and family all over the world and for the eighth edition of the Campus we will again connect online for nine days and nights of education and inspiration,” said FEFF president Sabrina Baracetti. “The Campus is a platform through which aspiring film industry professionals can launch their careers – and we are happy to help them on their way.”
Successful applicants will join the online Campus platform for nine days of immersion in the world of FEFF during which time they will be able to interview some of the biggest names in Asian cinema while working on both their writing and reviewing skills under the mentorship of seasoned industry professionals.
The programme includes seminars, interviews and workshops that centre around the art of writing and cinema and will be guided by a group of professionals led by veteran journalist Mathew Scott.
Last year the Campus was able to interview – and learn from – the hottest filmmaker on the planet today in Japan’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car), as well as the likes of Taiwanese hitmaker Chen Yu-hsun (My Missing Valentine).
“Once again we want to hear from people who love Asian cinema and who want to learn how they can turn that passion into a career,” said Campus co-ordinator Mathew Scott.
“You get to watch movies and meet the stars and the filmmakers who are charting the course of the Asian cinema. The experience has also helped previous members of the Campus team decide what they want to do with their lives – and that has included gaining employment in both media and film.”
The FEFF Campus has been supported by the likes of EasternKicks, the Taiwan News, the New Straits Times, Content Asia, Saigoneer (Vietnam), Macao News and Telum Media.