NisiMasa workshop at the Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival: Call for participants

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 Glasgow, 6 July 2014

The Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival and NisiMasa are calling for participants for a free film & theatre journalism workshop, to be held in Glasgow during the festival, starting on July 17th.

We are looking for:

6 young journalists / film or theatre critics

1 photographer

The selected candidates will be invited to attend all the festival screenings, performances and events in order to form an editorial team motivated to provide an innovative and fresh festival coverage. It will be a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in film &theatre journalism and meet colleagues and other film & theatre enthusiasts. The team will collaborate on a final e-magazine that will be published through NisiMasa’s.

The participants will attend editorial meetings with one of Nisimazine’s editors who is attending the festival. In addition, short masterclasses with established film & theatre critics and professional writers will give the participants special insight on film & theatre journalism and provide essential ideas for the festival coverage.

The call for participants is now open and all the candidates who wish to apply need to send an email to commonwealthff@gmail.com with a short motivation letter, including a statement of their experience and/ or interest in film & theatre and:

Two writing samples (reviews, articles, interviews) – for the writers

A set of five to ten photographs – for the photographers

By filling in the application form, candidates confirm their availability to attend the entire workshop, and their motivation to actively take part in necessary preparation meetings and activities in advance.

The selected participants will be asked to bring their own equipment (laptops, recording devices, cameras). If, for any reason, a participant is unable to attend the workshop, they must inform the organisers immediately.

Please note that the workshop, as all the festival events, is free. The organisers are unable to provide any other kind of support for the participants, who will be entirely responsible for their travel expenses, meals and accommodation.

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