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

4th of February 2021

As part of its educational program, Kino klub Split is announcing and inviting you to an online workshop on reading and writing film criticism under the mentorship of a prominent film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. Applications are open until February 9th.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with reading and writing film criticism through practical assignments, mentoring and discussions. The workshop will be held every Saturday from 7 pm to 9 pm, from February 13 to March 13, 2021.

To participate in these programs, you need to apply via the online form, deadline being February 9, 2021. 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 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad) by director Alain Resnais. The final works of the participants will be published on Kino klub’s website.

For regular members, participation is free, while for all others the price is 150 kn.*

Jonathan Rosenbaum worked as the main critic of the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008. He is the author of numerous books on film including Film: The Front Line 1983 (1983), Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism (1995), Moving Places: A Life at the Movies (1980; reprint 1995), Movies as Politics (1997) and Essential Cinema (2004), and his most popular book is Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See (2002). In his extremely prolific career, he wrote for numerous magazines, including Cahiers du cinéma, The Village Voice, Film Comment and Sight & Sound. He taught at the University of San Diego (California) at the invitation of Manny Farber. As an external associate, he taught film at the University of Virginia in Richmond (2010-2012), and taught World Cinematography and American Independent and Alternative Film at the film.factory program in Sarajevo from 2013 to 2015. He worked as a consultant on Orson Welles films Touch of Evil and The Other Side of the Wind. He regularly publishes texts on his web site: In the previous year, he gave a series of lectures on Orson Welles at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. You can read a recent interview with Jonathan at the following link.

*note: for the first three workshops organized by Kino klub, there is a participation fee of 150 kn (20 euro). After completing three workshops, participants can join Kino klub and attend other workshops for free, with regular membership. New members who have not previously attended educational programs are also required to pay for the first three workshops organized by Kino klub.

Kino klub is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the Croatian Film Directors Guild, the City of Split and the Kultura Nova Foundation. Sunčica Fradelić is the manager of educational programs. Translation: Katarina Duplančić

Still from Alain Reisnais' Last year at Marienbad (1961)
Jonathan Rosenbaum at Kino klub (2019)