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April 10, 2019
INTERNSHIP: Austin Film Festival
August 6, 2019
Austin Film Festival is looking for people who can organize incoming media files, update film tracking spreadsheets and assist with Quality Checks of films. During the fest, they will travel with the Production Manager to venues to assist with troubleshooting, theater management and anything else needed to make each screening a success. Attention to detail, high organizational skills and ability to operate calmly under high-pressure situations is very important.
If interested, contact Corbin Heinchon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 AFF Production Interns **THIS IS NOT A FILM PRODUCTION INTERN POSITION**
Reports to: Production Manager
Hours: Hours will vary between 12-15 hours/week during the weeks leading up to and following the Festival. During the Festival (Thursday, October 24 – Thursday, October 31, 2019), most days will begin with the Austin Film Festival staff meeting (7am) and conclude an hour after the last screening ends.
Position Description: The Production Intern will support the Production Manager and sometimes the Theater Operations Coordinator in managing and coordinating all film venue logistics and presentation in order to create a positive festival experience for the filmmakers and audiences during the 26th annual Austin Film Festival. The position requires knowledge of film as a digital media and its different formats, as well as a general understanding of exhibition standards. The Production Intern will assist the Production Manager prior to the Festival in organizing all incoming media files, updating film tracking spreadsheets and assisting with Quality Checks of selected films.Attention to detail, high organizational skills and ability to operate calmly under high-pressure situations is a MUST. During the Festival, the Production Intern will travel with the Production Manager to various venues to assist with troubleshooting, theater management and anything else needed to make each screening a success.
-Quality check incoming films
-Completing film traffic tracking and paperwork
-Checking festival playlists
-Traveling with Production Manager during the Festival
-Attending Projectionist, Theater Manager and Filmmaker Liaison training
-Conducting tech checks with filmmakers during the Festival
-Film codec, transferring digital data
-General idea of Digital Projection systems and audio/video inputs
-Knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and VLC preferred
-Comfortable working with PC and Mac and MS Office, especially Excel
PRODUCTION INTERN POSITIONS
Assistant Production Manager (2-3): Assists Production Manager with Filmmaker Registration by managing binder and other tracking documents. Intern will be responsible for tracking incoming data from Filmmaker Packets, Badge Registration forms and additional ticket/badge purchases. Intern will also work at the Registration Table during the first few days of the Festival.
Production Operations (2-3): Assists with handling incoming filmmaker material including exhibition files (on hard drives), screeners, trailers & stills and other material. Interns will test all incoming
screeners and maintain organization of all materials received. All hard drives will need to be virus scanned, uploaded to computers, spot-checked and prepared for Quality Control. Interns will also assist with computer setup, software installs and projection logistics. Interns will also create playlists for the Festival and attend tech checks/venue walk-throughs to have a full understanding of tech operations during the Festival.