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Film Festival Production Internship – Fall 2019 – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Company: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

The Carole Zabar Center for Film at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

ReelAbilities Film Festival, Israel Film Center Film Festival, Other Israel Film Festival

Film Festival Production Internship

The Carole Zabar Center for Filmseeks motivated interns to assist with a variety of our projects, which include three annual film festivals as well as a year-round weekly screening series. This internship offers opportunities for hands-on experience in various fields of film festival management and programming including film archiving, research, film festival production, event publicity, web production and maintenance, and more. Interns are encouraged to screen films and participate in the various programming processes.

Our Festivals

The 11th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival in April is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities as well as the flagship to a year-round network of ReelAbilities festivals.

Israel Film Center Festivaltakes place in June and showcases the best Israeli cinema and television from the past year.

The 13th Annual Other Israel Film Festival which runs Nov 14-21, 2019 and presents high-quality cinema that inspires conversation and takes a deeper look into Israeli and Palestinian societies, as well as other underrepresented populations in Israel.

More programs

CinemattersWe also host weekly Cinematters screenings series and other online programming initiatives.

We seek interns who can participate for a minimum of 15 weeks, at least through early December; can dedicate 12-20 hours per week over two or more days. Scheduling may be flexible, and some work can be done remotely, but at least one day per week must be spent at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Interns must be able to receive school credit or secure external funding through a grant or fellowship.

Main responsibilities:

  • Outreach/Partnerships – Partners of the festival are organizations or individuals that support the festival either through venue use, spreading the word or ticket sales. Interns will research new potential partners of our festival and reaching out to them over phone and email about upcoming screenings and potential long-term relationships.
  • Festival Production – Interns will be involved in preparations and productions aspects for the Other Israel festival taking place in November, including distributing brochures and marketing materials, coordinating volunteers, running tasks, assisting guest filmmakers and more.
  • Social Media – Updating and posting on our social media accounts with festival and film updates. This will including assisting with the Other Israel social media plan a new ReelAbilities plan.
  • News & Review -Interns will be responsible for regular aggregation of all relevant news, reviews, and happenings related to various festivals and themes.
  • Website- Interns will update and test the Other Israel website and assist with our Israel Film Center Database. Updating info and film archive, testing for bugs, adding news, links and posts.
  • Film submissions- Interns will research new films related to Israel Film Center and ReelAbilities themes, preview screeners, confirm screening rights, perform data entry, gather film info and materials.
  • Other Tasks – Along with Other Israel, we do weekly screenings at the JCC and interns may occasionally be tasked with assisting in those.


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university for the duration of the internship and able to work part time
  • Basic image editing and social media skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent work and deadline-driven team player
  • Familiarity with extensive internet research, Google Drive, and Photoshop
  • Maintaining film library (cataloguing & inputting new submissions/corrections)
  • Updating and maintaining film information with relevant constituent information, film trailers, images, film festival information, etc.
  • Assisting in film festival coordination (programming/event management)
  • Experience working in the world of disability, film programming or event management also a plus
  • Ideal majors: film studies/production, media studies, social work, education


Lunch and travel stipend will be provided. Additionally, free access to all film programs and to Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s state-of-the-art gym and pool will be arranged.


Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to mmagid @, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final cut off of Aug 23.

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, physical or mental disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship or veteran status.

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Job Types: Temporary, Internship

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