Open Call

Young Critics Program 2023

Extended Deadline 15th Oct.,2022 Program Dates: Starting from 1st Nov., 2022Announcement of selection 20th - 25th Oct., 2022

“If you are between 18 – 30 years old and concerned with the rapid cultural shift and its impact on individuals, nations and the global community then Young Critics Program is an opportunity where you get the opportunity to develop strategies and resilience with fellow participants  from all over the world – guided by an international, interdisciplinary mentors – on how we can meet the challenges together?”







Key Facts

Location Online
Duration 16 Weeks ( Flexible Timeline)
Language English
Program Dates TBD
Costs/Fees No Application or Participation fees
Deadline October 15th, 2022

SPHERE announces an open call for entries for the second edition of Young Critics Program, the annual workshop for aspiring critical thinkers around the world.       

The Young Critics program nurtures promising ignited minds and provides a valuable platform to encompass their professional journey. The program seeks to find an alternative pathway to encounter the mainstream critique culture and emphasize the importance of diversity in the world of criticism across all media.

Featuring panel discussions with festival (World Cinema Carnival) guests and workshops with journalists, editors, publicists, art historians and other industry experts, the program is designed to introduce the international corridors to the next generation curators and critics.

In addition to this workshop dimension, participants have the opportunity of publishing articles and producing unconventional critiques in an alternative manner about the Festival program in the journal section of “SPHERE”.

Thus, participants can expand their skills through press coverage of the current edition of the Carnival, writing reviews of officially selected films or art works, articles about the sidebar events, in-depth reflection and interviews on various sections of the guests.

SPHERE aims at making selected Young Critics Program fully integral to the festival and lets them participate in the delivery of the daily festival curriculum. You will together form a team, hosted by the WCC festival Editorial/ Programming team in the next year.

YCP 2023


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