These internships are designed to give students and emerging professionals insight into programming for an international film festival. Interns will assist programmers overseeing our six submission categories (Experimental, Music Video, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, and Feature Narrative) with all aspects of the programming process.
Major responsibilities include screening submissions, administrative assistance, professional correspondence with filmmakers and film contacts, database management and film evaluation. Flexible hours, at least 20 hours per week. The dates of this internship are from February 10 to April 17 (and can be extended if of interest).
For your time and work, BlackStar can offer college credit or a small stipend, and upon successful completion of internship, a BlackStar 2020 festival pass.
Please note interns should have access to a laptop or desktop computer. Work will be done remotely with conference calls and regular check-ins. Preferred deadline to apply is Friday February 7, however applications will be accepted after that on a case-by-case basis. Film, visual studies, humanities, journalism, and art history majors preferred. We are open to applicants who are not currently enrolled.
Skills & Qualifications
- Strong knowledge of and interest in film and media
- Good writing and communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
- Access to a laptop or desktop computer
- Foreign language ability desirable