For high school film buffs in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a great opportunity to be a part of the upcoming Berlin & Beyond Film Festival as a member of the jury. This internationally acclaimed festival features top films from German-speaking countries, and being a part of the Youth 4 German Cinema jury not only looks great on a resume, but grants the selected students one of a kind access to the festival and those involved with the films shown.
There isn’t a lot of time to get your application in since the deadline is this Friday, October 25, but the process should be quick and can be submitted via email. As for the requirements, you must be between the ages of 13 and 19, enrolled in high school, and have taken or currently taking German courses.
Below is a more complete description of the program via the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival…
The official student jury will be made up of a selected group of high school students from the Greater Bay Area. Accepted applicants will screen a selection of four German-language feature films (with English subtitles). After mentored discussions with various film experts, they will deliberate and select the two winning films. At the film festival they will present the Youth 4 German Cinema Award and lead the Q&A for the winning film and the runner-up. Students will have exclusive access to the inner workings of the festival, be featured in the official program, receive tickets to the opening night and have the opportunity to meet with various filmmakers, actors and industry professionals.
Participation in this program will not only make a great addition on the student’s resumes and college applications, but it will allow students to learn the fundamentals of film analysis and how to network and make connections for future endeavors.
Sources: Berlin & Beyond