FEFF Campus 2020: selection of 10 candidates now open!

The Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, continues to expand the reach of the global cinematic community as it launches the callout for applicants to attend the sixth edition of its unique FEFF Campus programme for young journalists. The 22nd edition of Asian genre cinema’s favourite annual gathering - set to be staged from April 24 to May 2, 2020 – will once again play host to 10 aspiring writers and film enthusiasts, aged 26 or under. The candidate selection process is now open, apply online here: bit.ly/FEFFCampus2020

Five will be chosen from Europe and five from Asia and they will be given the opportunity to learn how a film festival works, as well as how to be successful in the media world of today, while joining a writing and editorial team that explores both traditional media and the contemporary social media scene.

“Over its five editions so far the FEFF Campus initiative has helped expand the FEFF family and the reach of the Asian film community from East to West,” said FEFF president Sabrina Baracetti. “We are constantly thinking about cinema’s ‘next generation’ and believe the Campus is the perfect platform through which aspiring film industry professionals can launch their careers.”

Successful applicants will travel to Udine for two weeks of immersion in both FEFF and the city of Udine during which time they will be able to interview some of the biggest names in Asian cinema, while working on both their writing and reviewing skills under the mentorship of seasoned industry professionals.

The participants are fully hosted for an active two-week programme that includes seminars, interviews and workshops that centres around the art of writing and cinema and will be guided by a group of professionals led by veteran journalist Mathew Scott.

Among the film industry heavyweight who gave up their time to speak and share their insights with last year’s Campus were Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas), Chinese superstar Yao Chen (Send Me To The Clouds) and acclaimed Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong (Still Human).

“We want to hear from people who love Asian cinema and who want to learn how they can turn that passion into a career,” said Campus co-ordinator Mathew Scott.

“You get to watch movies, meet the stars and the filmmakers who are charting the course of the Asian cinema and enjoy life, Udine-style. The experience has also helped previous members of the Campus team decide what they want to do with their lives – and that has included gaining employment in both media and film.”

In 2020, the FEFF Campus will continue to be supported by the likes of China Film Insider, the Taiwan News, the Jakarta Post, Eastern Kicks and Telum Media.