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New Wave Jury

This opportunity helpes those aged 18-25 to develop their interest in film criticism.

Join the New Wave Jury 2024

Are you 18-25?
Do you love cinema?
Are you South West Based?
This is for you!

You will have the opportunity to critically judge and select award-winning short films, have meetings with industry-relevant professionals and write about film for our New Wave Journal.


This programme targets film enthusiasts and is aimed to take participants through educational sessions this November. The programme culminates in jury sessions where participants view and judge the festival's International Shorts and select the winner. They then write a review of a film from this years festival for our

New Wave Journal.


Dates for your diary


29/09/2024 - Closing Date for Submissions

04/10/24 - Selection

07/10/2024 - Confirmation Emails Sent Out

21/10/2023 - Confirmation from Candidates

22/10/2023 - Announce New Wave Jurors Online

 Workshop session exact dates TBC - 11/10/2024 - 30/11/2024

(4 sessions)

Screening Date: TBC



This programme is free of charge, supported by Mor Media Charity.

Late submissions can not be accepted.


Age: 18-25 years old
Living, studying and/or working in the South
West, UK
Interest in film, basic
knowledge in film theory
& critical writing


Please submit a critical
repsonse written or video essay to one of the three prompts on the application
form provided.



This year's deadline is the  24th of September

We ask applicants to include supporting documents. 

Our programme talks from industry professionals provide insight and help you develop your skills.

Hannah Strong,  Digital Editor of Little White Lies magazine, an independent illustrated film magazine based in London. She has written for publications including Vulture, Gawker, GQ and The Guardian, and her first book, a monograph on Sofia Coppola, was released in May 2022 by Abrams New York.


Meet our previous jurors

Meet 2023's New Wave Jury - Campbell, Harvey, Jess, William, Amelia, Agatha, Caoimhe, Archie, Rebecca and  Khushi.

The New Wave Jury Winner was

ANU directed by Pulkit Arora and the

Runner-Up was TOMATO KITCHEN directed by Junyi Xiao

New Wave Special Mention to  -



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In 2022 New Wave Jury was composed of 10 people: Lydia, Francisco, Jake, Eliza, Libby, Evie, Finn, Campbell, Andrew,

and Andres.

Throughout the first two weeks of November, our jury took part in different workshops that allowed them to gain skills in order to choose a New Wave Jury Winner, from the international short films category. They took part in 4 sessions: a writing workshop with Amanda White, and 3 guest speaker sessions with Hannah Strong (Digital Editor at Little White Lies), Mark Cosgrove (British film programmer working at Watershed), and the Bulgarian filmmakers duo Mina and Vesela.


The New Wave Jury Winner was Murder Tongue by Ali Sohail Jaura and the New Wave Jury Runner-Up was

Burros by Jefferson Stein. 

Applications now open

Applications for this years programme are now open this May.

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