Screening Internship (Winter-Spring 2023) – BlackStar

BlackStar is a filmmaker centric and POC-led organization that brings an intersectional analysis of race, gender and power into the work while providing high quality opportunities for artists and critics, and a thoughtfully curated experience for audiences. Founded to focus on the work of Black filmmakers (of the African diaspora), we are now dedicated to solidarity across artists and communities of color, including Black, Asian, Latinx, Arab, Native, and Indigenous while still centering anti-Black racism as core to our racial justice analysis.

Position Description

These internships are designed to give students and emerging professionals insight into programming for an international film festival. Interns will assist programmers overseeing our six submission categories (Experimental, Music Video, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, and Feature Narrative) with all aspects of the programming process. Major responsibilities include screening submissions and detailed film evaluation via our online submission platform FilmFreeway. Interns will have access to private filmworks and must keep everything confidential. Flexible hours, at least 20 hours per week; work is done remotely from anywhere. Strong Internet connection is important. Interns will be assigned one or two specific film categories. The dates of this internship are from January 9, 2023 to April 28, 2023. Upon successful completion of the internship, BlackStar offers college credit or a small stipend of $600 and a BlackStar 2023 festival pass. Click here to apply.

Skills & Qualifications

  •  Strong knowledge of and interest in film and media
  •  Strong analytical skills
  •  Good writing and communication skills
  •  Excellent organizational skills
  •  Ability to work independently viewing about 20 hours of film weekly
  •  Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel
  •  Access to a laptop or desktop computer
  •  Foreign language ability desirable


How to Apply

Please complete this application form by Thursday, November 17.

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