The European Workshop for Film Criticism 2023-2024: aspiring film critics wanted

News 2023-09-14

The European Network for Film Discourse (The END) and short film magazine Talking Shorts together with Vilnius Short Film Festival (Lithuania) and Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium) are organizing the third edition of The European Workshop for Film Criticism: two multi-day workshop sessions for aspiring film critics, this time set during the short film festivals in Leuven (November 2023) and Vilnius (January 2024).

The European Workshop for Film Criticism is an intensive tandem workshop in the context of two short film festivals. Both workshop units will explore short film criticism and its possibilities. In Leuven, the “basics” of film criticism and the converging contexts of programming and festivals will be taught, while in Vilnius, the focus will be on essayistic criticism.

The workshop is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 interested in critical and discursive work about (short) films and can participate in both units of the tandem workshop.


More information: HERE


Applications close on October 15, 2023 12:00 AM CET.

Read the Regulations carefully.
Application language: English.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


European Network for Film Discourse (The END) is a young and EU-funded alliance, closely linked to the successful online magazine Talking Shorts. The main aim of The END is to promote film criticism and audience participation. The network consists of Filmfest Dresden (Germany), Vienna Shorts (Austria), Lago Film Fest (Italy), Kortfilmfestival Leuven (Belgium), FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (SIovenia) and Vilnius International Short Film Festival (Lithuania). Its main purpose is to promote critical film discourse by and for a younger generation and to familiarise new audiences with a flourishing European film landscape, including cooperative workshops, mentoring programmes and various community activities.