VLAFF YOUTH JURY 2015 Extended deadline July 1st!

Make your mark! Be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2015!



Youth from across BC between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to be part of a youth-run jury at the 13th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, September 3 - 13, 2015.


The jury will choose one winning fiction film out of ten films by new directors, and present the Youth Choice Award to the winner. Jury members will be selected based on quality of work, academic experience, and interest in Latin American culture and film.


Those selected will be recognized in VLAFF’s annual catalogue and will receive a full Festival Pass, including an invitation to the Opening and Closing Gala Events. The members of the jury must make a commitment to see each of the 10 required films during the festival and be available to meet for at least two hours during the festival to make the selection.

Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age inclusive.



How to apply



1. Download the application form here and submit a maximum 500-word original essay reviewing ONE LATIN AMERICAN FILM of your choice.



2. Please name your files as follows:



Application form: your_name_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2015

Film Review: your_name_film_review_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2015


3. Please email your completed application form and film review to youthjury [at] vlaff.org.



Application deadline: We have extended the deadline to July 1st, 2015.



For more information feel free to reach us at: youthjury[at]vlaff.org

List of suggested films to review:



Please note this list includes only a selection of suggested films, the film you select does not need to be on this list.

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in their Eyes), 2009

Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales), 2014
También la lluvia (Even the Rain), 2010

Abel, 2010

Rudo y Cursi, 2008

No se lo digas a nadie (Don’t tell Anyone), 1998

Valentin, 2002

Viva Cuba, 2005

Estômago (Estomago: A Gastronomic Story), 2007

Bye Bye Brasil, 1980

Chocó, 2012

Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take Out), 2011

Who is Dayani Cristal?, 2013

O Palhaço (The Clown), 2011

Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate), 1993

Como agua para chocolate (Like water for Chocolate), 1992

Carancho, 2010

Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens), 2000

Leonera (Lion’s Den), 2008

Diarios de motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries), 2004

Amores perros, 2000

Machuca, 2004

Memorias del subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment), 1968

Los colores de la montaña (The Colours of the Mountain), 2010

Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys), 2009

La historia oficial (The Official Story), 1985