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New Wave Jury

Mor Media Charity/ Cornwall Film Festival just wrapped the latest edition of its New Wave Jury Programme!

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Formerly known as the Youth Jury Programme, this opportunity has helped those aged 18-25 to develop their interest in film criticism.

This year's programme targeted film enthusiasts and aimed to take participants through educational sessions this November. The programme culminated in jury sessions where participants viewed and judged the festival's international shorts and selected the winner.

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

This year we were joined by 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.

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This year our 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. Even though most of the jury duty is almost done, there is still a New Wave Jury Anthology to be soon released featuring their reviews.

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


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 to one of the three prompts on the application

form provided.

This can be a written piece (500 words max) OR video essay or podcast (5 mins max).


This year's deadline was29th October.

We ask applicants to include supporting documents. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Want To Apply?

Applications for this years programme are now closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates on our New Wave Jury programme.

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