Internship Opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society

The Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) is a year-round, non-profit media arts organization that specializes in film screenings, educational support and film and media events, including an annual screenplay competition and the Academy Award® qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, held each spring. Our internships give interns a well-rounded experience and knowledge of producing a film festival, as well as experience working for a non-profit, member-based, media arts organization.

Interns assist with administrative duties, membership, and event planning and coordination. Please note that while an internship with ATLFS is a great way to get connected to the local film community, we are not a film studio and cannot provide internships in film production.

Basic Requirements for all Interns:

  • Must be at least 18 years-old (internships for High School Seniors available on a case by case basis)

  • Must work a minimum of 10 hours per week (office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

  • Must be available to work a select number of after-hours events (some events are off-site). Depending on the nature of the event, hours worked may be applied to minimum hours required

  • Must work a minimum of 4 months (16 weeks)

  • Internships are unpaid

  • Interns should be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with the public. Interns should have excellent written and oral communications skills, phone manners and organizational abilities.


Available Concentrations

Business/Development (OPEN for Fall 2018)

  • Assists in coordinating with sponsors

  • Assists in business relationships, member coordination, ticketing, and other aspects of non-profit business management

  • Experience with Google Documents preferred

  • Help with research and assist in pitch and/or presentation preparation

  • Assist in research for grants and possible sponsors

  • Creating and Editing Agreements

  • Exposure, participation and/or experience with earned income (contracts for services, tickets and membership sales)

  • Take on projects as the lead with supervision

  • Administration services

Education (CLOSED for Fall 2018) (OPEN for Spring 2019)

  • Assists with the organization of Eat, Drink, & B-Indie monthly panel/networking events

  • Assists with the design, organization and execution of ATLFS workshops and classes

  • Assists with ATLFF Creative Conference

  • Assists with educational initiatives with community partners

  • Passion for education is required

Film Programming (CLOSED for Fall 2018)

  • Assists with the ATLFF Submission and Screening Processes

  • Assists with organizing and communicating with screening committees

  • Capable of navigating Withoutabox and FilmFreeway databases

  • Should be fervent and knowledgable about independent film & media

  • Should be interested in film festival planning, film exhibition, and/or film curation

  • Experience in critically evaluating film is preferred

  • Must have access to a laptop and headphones

Screenplay Programming (OPEN for Fall 2018)

  • Assists with the ATLFF Screenplay Submission and Reading Process

  • Assists with organizing and communicating with reading committees

  • Capable of navigating Withoutabox, Coverfly and FilmFreeway databases

  • Should be well versed in screenwriting formatting and industry standards

  • Experience in writing and/or reading screenplays (even casually) is recommended

Media/video/Tech (OPEN for Fall 2018)

  • Coordinates and assists ATLFS in media production

  • Assists with A/V Toolbox rentals

  • Assists with ATLFF print traffic

Marketing/Design (CLOSED for Fall 2018)

  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS presence on the web, including social media

  • Assists in creating and gathering information for e-blasts, such as weekly email, screening invites, festival related announcements etc.

  • Experience in HTML, web publishing a plus

  • Assists with designing collateral, web & print marketing

  • Assists in ATLFS creative campaigns

  • Assists in marketing of Film Festival Collective On Demand Channel

  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator or other design equivalent a plus

Operations (OPEN for Fall 2018)

  • Assists in organizing and communicating with volunteers

  • Assist in staging and scheduling of upcoming screenings, workshops and events

  • Assists with A/V Toolbox rentals

  • General office duties


Additional Internship duties/requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Interns should be Mac & PC literate

  • Interns answer all office phone calls, so verbal customer service and phone etiquette is essential

  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel required

  • Experience with Google Email and Documents preferred

  • Assists in organizing and communicating with volunteers

  • Assist in staging and scheduling of upcoming workshops and events

  • Capable of navigating www.withoutabox.com database for festival submissions

  • Assists in organizing and communicating with screening committees

  • Assists in maintaining and updating website

  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS presence on the web, including social media

  • Assists in writing basic event announcements

  • Assists in creating marketing materials including fliers, posters and other ancillaries (proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, but not required)

  • Assist in documenting events, including some filming and photography

  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS membership database

  • Assists in member recruitment

  • Maintenance of prior festival archives and storage

  • Reliable transportation to and from the office and external festival events


ASSOCIATE INTERNSHIP TERMS:

SPRING: January–May

(Deadline to apply: Mid-December)

SUMMER: May–September

(Deadline to apply: Mid-April)

FALL: September–December

(Deadline to apply: Mid-August)

In between internship seasons we always need volunteers, especially in the spring!


Internship Application Form

Name *
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Desired Internship Concentration *
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Secondary Internship Concentration *
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Third Internship Concentration
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Desired Internship Term
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Our official office hours are Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM, but we are pretty flexible. Let us know what days and, if applicable, what hours you foresee being available to work.
Have you ever volunteered for the Atlanta Film Festival (or year-round ATLFS event)? *
Will you be performing this internship for college credit? *