Eight finalists have been selected to take part in the third annual New York Film Festival Critics Academy. The program nurtures aspiring film critics over the course of the festival who will cover the event for Film Comment and Indiewire.
The New York Film Festival Critics Academy is returning for the 52nd annual event, taking place September 26 - October 12. The application process for this year's workshop begins today and the deadline is Friday, August 22.
From more than 120 applications, six finalists were selected by editors at Indiewire and Film Comment for this year's program at the Swiss festival taking place in August.
Spearheaded by Indiewire and the Film Society in partnership with Film Comment, Critics Academy is a workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the Locarno Film Festival. August 6-16.
In her final installment from the recent New York Film Festival, Critics Academy member Shelley Farmer takes a look at alternative relationships as manifest in James Franco's Child of God and Spike Jonze's Her.
On Closing Night of the New York Film Festival, several of this year's Critics Academy members were discussing the ongoing Jean-Luc Godard retrospective at Film Society, debating their favorites and which films they wanted to see for the first time or re-visit. Here are some of their choices...
In her final installment from the 51st New York Film Festival, Critics Academy member Vanessa Erazo "dives into" the avant-garde with a look at Lois Patiño's films and discovers a subliminal immersive experience.
In his final installment from NYFF51, Critics Academy member Gus Reed takes a look at Nathaniel Dorsky's new work, Song and Spring, which screened in Views from the Avant-Garde at the recent festival.