VLAFF Youth Jury 2014

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Make your mark! Be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2014!

Youth from across BC between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to be part of a youth-run jury at the 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, August 28th– September 7th, 2014.

The jury will choose one winning fiction film out of ten films by first-time 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 30 years of age inclusive.

How to apply

1. Complete the application form below and submit a maximum 500-word original essay reviewing ONE of the following three films:

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

También la lluvia  (Even the Rain), 2010.

Abel, 2010.


All films are available on Netflix. Both El secreto de sus ojos and Abel are also available on iTunes. Tambien la Lluvia and El secreto de sus ojos are also available at the Vancouver Public Library.

2. Please name your files as follows:

Application form: your_name_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2014

Film Review: your_name_film_review_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2014


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



Application deadline: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014.

The members of the Youth Jury will be announced in late June 2014.

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