NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest Internship!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Feature Articles | No Comments



Great opportunity for students interested in film and/or managing a non-­‐profit arts organization!

New York International Children’s Film Festival is a non-­‐profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to discovering and promoting high-­‐quality independent and international film for children and teens. Since its inception in 1997, NYICFF has grown to become North America’s largest festival of film for children. We present 100 new films, plus retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony to a sold-­‐ out audience of 30,000. Our jury includes Susan Sarandon, Gus Van Sant, Geena Davis, James Schamus, Matthew Modine, Christine Vachon, and Jeffrey Wright, among others. The Festival stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more intelligent and compelling film for kids.


Internship Dates: September to TBD 2015/2016


Responsibilities: Interns may assist in some or all of the following areas:

• Programming

Soliciting film submissions, communicating with filmmakers, watching and critiquing submissions, and general festival research

• Non-­‐Profit Management

Assisting in administrative tasks including database management of festival audience, donors, and partners

• Education Outreach

Researching and cultivating new partnership opportunities with schools, after-­‐schools, community groups, and arts educators

• Sponsorship, Marketing, and PR

Working closely with the festival’s Marketing Manager to research and compile data to inform year-­‐long marketing and PR strategy. Assisting in initial outreach to new sponsors and potential advertisers


Applicants must be responsible, intelligent, have excellent communication skills and have a strong interest in film. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a major citywide event. Internship is unpaid, but it may be applied towards school credit if arranged with department.

If interested and can commit at least 12 hours/week, please send a cover letter and resume with “film fest internship” in the subject line, and with an indication of your preferred area(s) of interest to intern@nyicff.org