Critics Academy Now Accepting Applications

(released 8/2/2013)

The New York Film Festival will begin its 51st edition on September 27, 2013. The festival will once again collaborate with Indie Wire to host a Critics Academy.

"Passion, strong writing skills and a deep knowledge of film history matter more than overall professional experience," according to the festival's website.

Eric Kohn of IndieWire along with NYFF staff will engage participants and foster discussions with working critics, filmmakers, and people who are connected to the work of a critic. Participants work will be provided to IndieWire, The Festival and other soon to be announced outlets.

The deadline for applicants is August 9th with selections of Academy Critics being September 1, 2013. For a full description of application details and submission needs, go to

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