Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF™), which will take place on May 19 - 21, 2006 at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, is an annual event, organized by the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. BHFF™ features award-winning films by emerging Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers or films that have Bosnia-Herzegovina as their theme. BHFF™ offers three internships, which provide valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience related to film festival organization, such as fundraising, event planning, marketing, public relations, presentation design and Web support. For more information, please visit www.bhffnyc.org.

Internship Requirements

Film enthusiasts and creative thinkers wanted! Knowledge of region, language, and culture is helpful, but not required. You must be proactive, reliable, have a great attitude, possess excellent communications skills, have access to a computer and Internet and must be able to make a commitment until May 22, 2006. For the third internship, you must have a working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Photoshop. All internships are part-time (flexible hours) and unpaid.

Film Programming, Fundraising & Sponsorship Internship
· Assist with film submission tracking, screening of entries, maintaining film submission files, and filling requests for festival entry applications.
· Assist in identifying relevant grant making bodies, help write and submit grant proposals and follow up with the foundations.
· Assist in identifying corporations, small businesses, and individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities.
· Help develop sponsorship packages.

Public Relations & Marketing / Special Events & Festival Internship
· Develop press materials, media lists and conduct media outreach.
· Conduct outreach to film institutions and film distribution companies, as well as other relevant outlets.
· Distribute flyers, postcards, posters, and catalogues.
· Coordinate logistics for the Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Party, as well as special screenings.
· Draft and send updates to BHFF™ list-serve.
May 19-21:
· Assist with ticket sales, directions, ushering, and managing logistics.
· Assist with coordinating voting for Audience Awards.
· Assist press, special guests, and sponsors.

Presentation Design, Technical & Web Support Internship
· Assist with presentation design and staging timeline.
· Help maintain www.bhffnyc.org and BHFF list-serve.
· Help the PR and marketing team with the design and production of all the promotional materials such as catalogue, posters, postcards, flyers, e-mails, etc.
· Assist with technical issues pertaining to film formats, video/audio equipment and testing.

Starting date is as soon as possible. Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume, and should identify for which internship(s) they are applying.

Applications can be e-mailed to Almir Lucevic at Almir@bhffnyc.org.

No phone inquiries please.

Updated: February 10, 2006