STARZ Denver Film Festival Public Relations Intern

Location: Denver
Industry: Media/Film Festival
Job Level: Entry/Internship

Company Description:
Since 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) has worked to promote the medium of film as both an art
form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach
projects and renowned special events. It is in fact the only nonprofit organization in Colorado dedicated to
engaging both its members and the general public in a lifelong, life-altering relationship with and
understanding of film and film culture. The foundation of this vision is the award-winning Starz Denver
Film Festival (SDFF), now in its 37
th
year. SDFF37, an eleven-day roster of international screenings, red-
carpet premieres and awards ceremonies—among them the prestigious Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for
Best Feature Film, the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary and the achievement-based John
Cassavetes Award.

Job Description:
The Publicity Department is looking for a motivated and energetic intern to join the team for SDFF37 to
help oversee and organize press/media up to and during the festival. The intern will work closely with the
Publicity team to promote the festival as a whole, and will help coordinate coverage and press
opportunities for approximately 250 participating films and associated artists. This is a great opportunity
to gain valuable hands-on experience on the behind the scenes work of a prestigious film festival.

We are looking for an intern who is available to work at least 15-hours a week and must be available for
the festival 11/12 – 11/23, 2014. Areas of responsibility include:
 Watch preview screeners to gain working knowledge of films at festival
 List Festival on various websites and community calendars
 Oversee screener library for press check-out. Maintain contact with members of the press
before the festival and send screeners when applicable. Handle duplication of screeners
as necessary.
 Identify press opportunities for festival and attending filmmakers. Help pitch stories to
press (for example, local filmmakers, alumna, first time filmmakers, award winning
films, premieres, etc).
 Help write Media Alerts
 Help assemble Press and Filmmaker Packets
 Help over see Red Carpet and press events during the festival
 Work with high profile celebrity guest, that are here for the festival
 Other duties as assigned.
Time Commitment:
Monday, September 23 – Monday, November 24, 2014 with fewer hours at the beginning and more hours
each week as the festival approaches. Candidate must have availability Thursday November 13 – Sunday,
November 23, 2012.

Job Qualifications:
Successful applicants will be self-motivated, deadline-driven, hard-working with excellent writing
communication, and research skills. Be able to remain organized, multi-task, and be adaptable to a
constantly changing environment. Have good interpersonal skills for interaction with filmmakers, press,
volunteers and guests. Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Constant Contact
and Filemaker Pro. Must have transportation and the ability to use your own laptop. Lastly, you must
love movies!

Salary: Unpaid Internship

Compensation: A SDFF36 staff badge, which gives you access (+1) to all movies, public receptions,
public parties, Filmmaker Lounge, and the coveted Late Night lounge. Volunteer thank you party, after
festival.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Tammy Brislin at tammy@denverfilm.org.

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