Youth Jury & Critics Programme

Call for Entry 2020: Youth Jury & Critics Programme

Launched in 2014, the Youth Jury & Critics Programme aims to nurture and guide a generation of young writers on cinema from the region. In its lead-up and during the Festival, the young critics’ articles and video essays will be published in the festival’s film journal, Stories

The programme will conclude with the young jurors awarding the Youth Jury Prize to one of the films competing in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition during the Silver Screen Awards. One of the participants will also receive the Young Critic Award, awarded for originality of writing and for their contribution to cinematic discussions in the region.

Previous Mentors include Kong Rithdee (Thailand), Victor Fan (UK), May Adadol Ingawanij (UK, Thailand), and Kevin B. Lee (USA).

The programme does not charge entry fees, submissions should reach us no later than 24 August 2020, 6pm (GMT+8). If you have any enquiries please write in to