Press release:

 Aspiring candidates have until 29th February to formally apply for selection

The next edition of the Far East Film Festival which will be held in Udine, Italy from the 22nd to the 30th April 2016, will for the second time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from Asia and Europe.

FEFF is now at its 18th edition and after the success of the Campus project, which was held for the first time last year, the Festival has decided to repeat the experience and give the opportunity to another eight aspiring journalists under the age of 26 to be selected for the project.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to experience the festival first-hand while following a rich and varied training programme that will include seminars, interviews and workshops that focus on both the art of film and the art of writing. They will receive guidance from a host of experienced film industry and media professionals, led by film industry veteran Mathew Scott, while contributing to a festival newsletter and embracing all aspects of both the festival as well as the cultural and historic life of Udine and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

Four candidates will be selected from Europe and four from Asia. All young European and Asian journalists who have a passion for cinema and want to experience an important film festival first-hand can apply for the selection, which will close 29th February 2016, by sending their cv to fareastfilm@cecudine.org (please indicate in the e-mail subject FEFF CAMPUS 2016).

Requirements for candidates are as follows:

  • Candidates must be between 18 and 26 years of age and have an excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  • Citizenship or residency in one of the European or Asian countries
  • Successful candidates must ensure they have a laptop to bring with them, and should also have experience with and know how to use video cameras.

All travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by the FEFF community. The candidates will be required to arrive in Udine on Wednesday 20th April and leave on Monday 2nd May 2016.

FEFF Campus 2016 has the privilege to be supported by important European and Asian associations and organizations such as Europa Cinemas, the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club and the Udine Chamber of Commerce.