Children and youth aged between 12 and 20 years are eligible to apply for the jury.
Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) has announced the selection process for junior jurors for the eighth edition of SIFF. The annually held festival organised by FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, is set to take place from October 11 to 16.
Children and youth aged between 12 to 20 years are eligible to apply and must send in their applications by May 1. The aspiring candidates should have a background in acting, direction, production, scriptwriting or any other aspect of filmmaking.
Additionally, the SIFF junior jurors selections panel is looking for candidates with critical thinking capabilities, public speaking skills, confidence, and an outgoing personality.
Upon completion of preliminary selections, video call interviews will be conducted to review chosen applicants from May to June. The final junior jury of SIFF 2020 will comprise 40 to 50 members, who will undergo skills training at a workshop titled ‘How to Become a Junior Juror’, which will be spread over five days each in July, August, and September.
The workshop aligns with FUNN’s creative approach to stimulate children and young adults to develop their critical thinking and nurture their personal strengths. SIFF 2019 featured a junior jury of 31 members.