Young Film Critics

Oct 9—Dec 18, 2013

Young film enthusiasts participate in lively discussions and sharpen critical writing skills.


This program gives the next generation of cinephiles the chance to sharpen critical writing skills, engage in lively discussion about classic and new films, and meet prominent writers and film professionals. Previous guests have included A.O. Scott of the New York Times, Alison Bailes of Reel Talk, and filmmaker Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone). Students craft a series of reviews and responses over the course of the workshop, and an anthology of student work is published at the end of the program.

Program instructor Josh Cabat is Chair of English for the Roslyn (NY) Public Schools. He previously taught at Roslyn High School and in the New York City public high schools. He was the co-founder of the New York City Student Shakespeare Festival, and has been awarded three fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cabat has been a featured speaker at many national conferences, published articles on Shakespeare and film, and conducted workshops for teachers on behalf of the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Eleven 3hr workshops  

Appropriate for grades 9—12.

Related Content
Young Film Critics Anthology 
Selected Student Reviews from the Spring 2012 BAM Young Film Critics
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