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The Art of the FIlm Review


Free of charge. Only 40 spaces available. Pre-registration is required The existence of blogs and the rise in popularity of social media platforms have given a critical voice to filmgoers everywhere. This has made the need for quality film criticism greater than ever. In this workshop award-winning film critic Manoj Barpujari of India will make the case for cinema as an art, and the importance of the well-written film review. Using clips from a range of films, he will discuss the skills needed to write an intelligent, engaging review — whether it’s of a serious drama or the latest Hollywood blockbuster. NOTE: After the workshop, participants will be invited to write and submit a review of a film screening at the Festival. The writer with the best review as adjudged by a jury headed by Mr Barpujari will win a $5,000 cash prize courtesy the Caribbean Communications Network, and have their review published in the Trinidad Express.