Cutting It Short Jury Call Out


Are you a young person who loves movies?


If so, the Cutting East Film Festival invites you to apply to be a member of the Cutting It Short Youth Jury.  Select the films that make it onto the big screen and win prizes!



The Cutting East Film Festival has opened the call for film enthusiasts aged 13 to 19 years to be on the Cutting it Short Jury Panel. As a member of the Jury you will be responsible for choosing the winning films for the fourth edition of the festival which will take place on Saturday 19th March 2016 at the Genesis Cinema


The Cutting it Short Jury, will watch films, analyse them, vote for their favourites and select the winners for the Cutting it Short- MMBF Rising Star Award in partnership with East End Film festival.  You will also have an opportunity to meet film professionals, take part in workshops, and find out more about filmmaking and programming at join in activities held at Cutting East Film Festival.


Each jury member will have the chance of leading interviews, Q&A, writing reviews, blogs and attend awards ceremony. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to gain experience in film.


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Selected jurors will meet at the Brady Arts Centre/ Genesis Cinema. Under the guidance of an industry professional, the jury will watch a selection of short films with young protagonists, films that deal with themes and issues affecting young people.

After the jury has viewed all the films in competition, it will choose the winning film. The director of this film will receive a trophy plus a cash award, to be presented at the Cutting East Film Festival 2016 awards ceremony on 19 March at the Genesis Cinema.

To be considered for the youth jury, you must:

  • Be located in East London
  • Be between the ages of 13 and 19 years old
  • Be available for sessions/discussions and  film screenings that will take place during day and evening during the  (15 Feb –5 March)
  • Obtain permission from a parent or guardian if you are under the age of 18
  • Be available to attend the festival Saturday 19 March

The deadline for all Youth Jury is midnight on Sunday 14th February.  Successful applicants will be contacted by email.





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