Congratulations and welcome aboard to our 2011 interns - Alex Lussier-Craig, Stephanie Mechanic and Joey Whitelaw.
The KCFF internship program offers the opportunity to meet people in the film industry, learn about festival administration, and gain valuable work experience. Because KCFF is a small organization, our interns are key members of our staff. Each will have the opportunity to manage their own projects, interact with industry professionals and manage their time to complete assignments on deadline. The internship is fast-paced and challenging, but also great fun.Complete the PDF attached and send to firstname.lastname@example.org - if you have trouble with the PDF file, answer the questions in a word document.
The admin intern is involved in everything from event planning, web writing, press and public relations and managing guests and volunteers at the festival. We're looking for someone with great organizational skills, ease with computers, confidence and a love of film.
The hospitality intern is a key member of our hospitality team, making sure industry guests are comfortable during their stay in Kingston, organizing gift bags, food and drink in our hospitality suite, and making sure guests get to events and screenings. We're looking for someone with great people skills, confidence and a love of film. Smart Serve is an asset, but not required.
The production intern films clips that are played before the films at the festival. Those clips include interviews with our sponsors, events happening at the festival itself and behind the scenes clips of our guests and events, and provide this footage to our Production Coordinator for editing. We're looking for someone with production experience, who can use a camera and microphone to get quality footage, and at ease with interviewing people.
These internships are unpaid and require students to remain in Kingston for Reading Week.
Film and Media students at Queen’s University can apply for a third-year film credit for their work for the festival.
KCFF interns have gone on to land great positions in the film industry, with companies like the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Film Centre, Movieola and many others.
KCFF depends heavily on its volunteers who, every year, help make the festival successful. The festival relies on volunteer support for:
• Hospitality - assist our visiting industry guests
• Receptions - ticket taking, food service and general help
• Events - ticket taking, ushers, marketing studies
As the volunteers are so vital to the festival we are dedicated to providing a great experience. Volunteers of the festival enjoy:
• Invitations to the parties, including the private reception with festival guests
• Access to the films
• Free festival t-shirt
• Discounted festival passes
Our diverse group of volunteers attends bi-weekly meetings to keep up to date on the festival's events. Meetings are usually followed by informal social time so that volunteers are able to get to know each other before the weekend of the festival.