SFFILM, the premier film/arts organization in the Bay Area, is seeking enthusiastic, motivated film-loving interns. Working under the supervision of the Programming Team, learn how SFFILM’s Programming Department curates and produces year-round exhibition events including the 64th San Francisco International Film Festival in April 2021.
The Programming internship will begin in September and end in December, as our call for entries campaign is open and we begin a cycle of ever-increasing activity that culminates in the San Francisco International Film Festival.
We are looking for energetic, detail-oriented individuals to help us with this process as well as supporting year-round events. We are looking for individuals interested in learning the screening and selection process for films entered into consideration for the SFFILM Festival.
Candidates must be able to multitask while exhibiting consistent follow through, working under time constraints with grace and a sense of humor. Demonstrated interest in contemporary cinema is a major plus. This is a fabulous opportunity to get exposure to the programming process of a top-ranked film festival.
Due to Covid-19, SFFILM has moved to the virtual space and all internships will be completely remote. Our ideal candidate is comfortable in Zoom and other virtual communication systems. The deadline for intern applications is Thursday, September 10th.
- Provide administrative support to the SFFILM Programmers, GGA Manager, and Programming Coordinator.
- Maintain accurate Programming databases, update/import new records from festival submissions platforms.
- Provide administrative support as needed for SFFILM’s Fall Season festivals and special events.
- Opportunity to pre-screen festival submissions with oversight from Programmers, including writing detailed reviews for the decision-making process.
- Assist Programmers with research of new releases and upcoming film productions for tracking purposes.
- Assist Programmers on various projects related to year-round events and collaborations.
- Participate in weekly meetings with Programming and other departments.
- Must be motivated, committed, and detail-oriented with good organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to both take instruction and work independently.
- Good writing is essential.
- Strong interest in world cinema.
- Macintosh and Filemaker Pro experience is helpful.
- Knowledge of languages other than English is helpful.
- Minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week (mostly screening remotely) for the duration of internship.