Intern - Festival Programming
Hamptons International Film FestivalNew York, NY
Part Time Unpaid Internship
The Hamptons International Film Festival is looking for interns to join our Programming team in our NYC office for the summer of 2019. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for independent and foreign film, and is motivated to learn what it takes to program a world renowned, Academy-qualifying film festival.
Selected candidates will work directly with the Artistic Director and a small team of festival programmers; be a core member of the screening committee for feature & short film submissions; participate in all aspects of the curation process; correspond with filmmakers from all over the world; and assist staff with festival database maintenance & other administrative duties. Though the position is primarily based in programming, our interns will have the opportunity to interact with all festival departments on a weekly basis.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Passion for independent and foreign films.
- Strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, creative, and flexible environment.
- Availability to work a minimum of three days a week, 10AM-6PM, in our NYC office.
- Attend monthly screening committee meetings.
- Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
- Detail and deadline oriented.
- Web and computer literate, with familiarity Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
- Must be available for the entire duration of the internship (May - end of August).
HIFF offers our interns the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in a non-profit art organization; develop skills in film curation, event production, and project management; and to gain exposure to the independent film industry. Though unpaid, this is an excellent opportunity to participate in the programming process of an international film festival, and for many past interns, has translated into paid opportunities in the field. University credit hours are available to qualified candidates.
The Hamptons International Film Festival is a non-profit arts organization founded to support independent filmmakers and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films to our audiences. HIFF takes place annually in October, with a number of additional events held year round in New York City and the Hamptons. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World as well as one of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, HIFF is the premier film event on New York State's east end, and an intimate showcase of some of the year's best offerings in contemporary cinema. Recently referred to as ''Telluride East'' by Variety, the publication cited HIFF as ''one of America's most glamorous displays of the best in cutting-edge cinema.'' The 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held from October 10-14, 2019.
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