Citizen jury

For the second year in a row, the festival is joining forces with the GSARA asbl, Article 27 asbl and the CPAS of Colfontaine, to set up a very special jury: the citizen jury. This jury, made up of a dozen adult residents of Mons and its surroundings, will award its “citizen’s prize” to a film presented in the international competition during the closing ceremony on March 19. Specialists in media education, the GSARA animators will prepare the group beforehand during introductory sessions on the language of film, with the aim of giving them a common vocabulary and sharpening their critical eye, to finally allow them to debate in depth each work that will be presented to them before a final deliberation that is always very lively! The “Citizen Jury” program is a unique mediation experience, reflecting the desire of the festival and its partners to reach out to an audience that is usually far from major cultural events.