Kino5 is looking for young video journalists and filmmakers from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia to create a TV show covering the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz / Austria, which takes place from 24th – 29th of April 2012.

The Austrian participants will be students of the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz.

You could be one of six international and the six Austrian young people who meet in Linz to create this Festival TV programme. Ever wanted to be the host of a live TV show or do the live-editing behind the scenes? How about doing a report on a film you liked? You will have a chance to do what you’re good at, but also to experiment and try out new things.

In addition to you and the eleven other participants, there will be four young tutors from kino5 who will help you where needed and host mini-workshops on topics related to video and film journalism. Together we will decide on what to do: invite internationally renowned directors for the live show, discuss with the audience at the screenings, meet the artists in residence, etc…

CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz is Austria’s second largest international film festival. Since 2004, CROSSING EUROPE has devoted its programme to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. Over the six days of the festival, CROSSING EUROPE offers international film and press representatives and guests of the film industry (nearly 700 accredited festival participants) and the local cinema audience a programme with approximately 150 outstanding, hand-picked films, documentaries and short films.

DORF TV is a user generated TV station in Linz that will be broadcasting the pre-recorded material and the live shows that we will create together. Production facilities as well as equipment will be provided by the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz.

This project is organised by kino5 – platform for independent filmmakers, member of NisiMasa – European network of young cinema, in cooperation with Art University Linz – Institute of Media Studies, ÖH University of Art Linz and CROSSING EUROPE. The festival will cover 75% of your travel costs to Linz and back, provide accommodation, equipment for shooting and editing and festival accreditations (including evening events). Aside from being productive, you will have the chance to watch films and enjoy the festival!

In order to apply, you must be fluent in English, have some experience either in filmmaking or journalism and fill out the form until the 9th of March. You should arrive in Linz on Monday, 23rd of April or Tuesday, 24th of April by 2pm latest and stay until Monday, 30th of April.

Seize your chance to create your own FestivalTV programme!

If you have any questions, mail at office@kino5.net. If you want to be part of the project you must be a resident of the countries mentioned above and over 18 years old.

Send us your application by filling out this form or go to www.kino5.net.