Youth Jury 2016

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Call for Applications

Make your mark! Be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2016!


Youth from across BC between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to be part of a youth-run jury at the 14th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, August 25 – September 4, 2016.

The jury will choose one fiction film out of ten films by new directors, and present the Youth Choice Award to the winner at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on September 4. 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 program guide 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 a minimum of two hours during the festival to make the selection of the winning film.

Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age inclusive.

How to apply

1. Complete the application form (download it here) and submit a maximum 500-word letter of intent explaining why you would like to be part of the VLAFF Youth Jury in 2016.

2. Please name your files as follows:

Application form:  your_name_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2016

Letter of intent:  your_name_film_letter_Youth_Jury_VLAFF2016

3. Please email your completed application form and letter to youthjury [at] You may also include your resumé and any other relevant support material, such as a brief film review.

Application deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016.

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

We look forward to meeting you!!