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Sign up for an online film criticism workshop Radical gestures under the mentorship of Jonathan Rosenbaum


As part of our international educational program Mind the Image, we are announcing and inviting you to an online workshop on reading and writing film criticism Radical gestures under the mentorship of a prominent film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. Applications are open until February 19th.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with reading and writing film criticism through practical assignments, mentoring and written discussions. The workshop will be held from February 24 to March 24, 2023.

To participate in these programs, you need to apply via the online form, deadline being February 19, 2023. The selection will be based on the application documentation, and six candidates will be given the opportunity to attend. Previous experience is desirable, but not mandatory. The workshop will be held in English. For the first class, the selected participants will need to prepare a short review of the film Vagabond (1985)  by Agnes Varda. The final selected works of the participants will be published on Kino klub’s website.

Jonathan Rosenbaum was the main critic of the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on film including Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism (1995), Moving Places: A Life at the Movies (1980; 2nd ed.1995), Dead Man (2000), Abbas Kiarostami (with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, 2003; 2nd ed. 2018), Essential Cinema (2004), Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia (2010), and the two-volume Cinematic Encounters (2018-2019). His most popular book is Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films We Can See (2002). He was consultant on two Orson Welles films, the re-edited Touch of Evil (1997-1998) and The Other Side of the Wind (2016-2018), and edited Welles and Peter Bogdanovich’s This is Orson Welles. In recent years, he has taught film in Chicago, Richmond, Sarajevo, Split, St. Andrews, and Tehran. He archives most of his writing at You can read a recent interview with Jonathan at the following link: An interview with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum: “I’m trying to do something aesthetic through criticism

Participation fee is 20 euro.

Kino klub Split financira se sredstvima Zaklade “Kultura nova”, Nacionalne zaklade za razvoj civilnog društva, Grada Splita i Hrvatskog audiovizualnog centra.

Participants of online workshop with Jonathan in 2021