Marketing & Communications
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.
Positions available: 6
Merchandising & Project Management
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.
Positions available: 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Internships”.
For Western students, the internship postings are available on Career Central 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
“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.”
- Wu Xiao
“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.”