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FOREST CITY FILM FESTIVAL

Internships Opportunities

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Marketing Communications

Fall Internship: Aug 1st to Nov 15th.

Be the festival's voice! The marketing communications intern will help market the awesome films coming to the festival to our audiences and learn the inner workings of a film festival. From social media management to trying your hand at video production and photography, you also act as Filmmaker Concierge and help the amazing creatives from Southwestern Ontario get the most out of the festival experience.

Summer Internship: May 1st to Aug 15th.

Fall Internship: Aug 1st to Nov 15th.

  • Filmmaker communication, marketing films for London audiences, social media production, content creation: blog, social media, youtube.
  • We believe in a happy work environment: flexible hours, multidisciplinary work, freedom to take ownership of exciting new projects is encouraged.
  • Students gain academic credit as well as an honorarium for their work.
  • We're looking for highly creative students who are looking to gain work experience in social media production, writing, video production, web and graphic design, among others.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Squarespace, Hootsuite, and project management tools is an asset.
  • Experience in customer service or performing arts, and having a bright outgoing personality is ideal, as the incumbent will be dealing with audiences, filmmakers and sponsors.
Arts Administration

The Forest City Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization that works with community partners in London to elevate the film industry in our region and build pride in the creative arts among our audiences. This position provides an Inside view of the world of arts administration, various elements that bring together a growing mainstream arts organization.

Summer Internship: May 1st to Aug 15th.

Fall Internship: Aug 1st to Nov 15th.

  • Sponsor relations; advertising; internal communications; admin support in logistics, operations and scheduling; assistant to the Executive Director.
  • We believe in a happy work environment: flexible hours, multidisciplinary work, freedom to take ownership of exciting new projects is encouraged.
  • Students gain academic credit as well as an honorarium for their work.
  • Students looking to gain experience in project management, working with local organizations, and learning about the inner workings of an arts outfit after graduating from Humanities programs.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Squarespace, Mailchimp, and project management tools is an asset.
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized students with great communication skills.
  • Experience in customer service or performing arts, and having a bright outgoing personality is ideal, as the incumbent will be dealing with audiences, filmmakers and sponsors.
Merchandising & Project Management

Fall Internship: Sept 1st to Nov 15th.

You're in charge of helping our audiences get the ultimate film-going experience. As an intern, you will help design, plan, source, and sell the official festival merchandise and run the concessions booth during the festival. Put your project management skills into practice! Ideal placement for Fanshawe students.

Applications open in March 2020.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

All you need is an updated resume, a short application letter highlighting your previous experience and what you’d like to get out of this internship, and samples of your work relevant to the position you're applying for. For more questions email us at info@forestcityfilmfest.ca with the subject “Internships”.

For Western students, the internship postings are available on Western Connect as well and may earn you 0.5 academic credit. The internships are unpaid but have an honorarium attached for the duration of the festival week.

Here's What Previous Interns Have to Say About the FCFF Internships

Wu Xiao

“My name is Wu Xiao and I am a third year International Relations student at Western University. I was a Marketing & Communications Intern at FCFF during their 2018 festival season. As a non-arts student, the four months I spent at FCFF were incredibly rewarding as it was a fun challenge engaging in a sector outside of my expertise.

I had a lot of flexibility to experiment and choose my own route as an intern. My main tasks were to execute a social media calendar and be the liaison between FCFF and filmmakers. While other members of the team focused on areas such as videography or photography, I chose to expand my communication skills. I published bi-weekly articles for the FCFF website and conducted interviews with filmmakers to supplement my writing portfolio. A highlight of my internship experience was the opportunity FCFF provided to connect with industry professionals such as directors, producers, and board members of media corporations like Discovery Canada and Shaftesbury Media.

The communication and networking skills I gained at FCFF were integral to my professional and personal growth. Since FCFF, I’ve done freelance writing for VOLTA Magazine and am currently a Summer Intern at the NATO Association of Canada.”

Tanya Sahni

“After gaining experience in marketing and event planning at the 2017 Forest City Film Festival, I started working as a Marketing Manager at a tech consulting company. Although very different fields, what was at the core of what I learned at FCFF was applicable to marketing in any industry. Managing traditional and digital campaigns, understanding your audience, and organizing ideas that would mobilize your audience to purchase your product are skills I had a chance to fine-tune at FCFF in a safe space, preparing me well for any marketing job.”