Internships & Volunteering

Internships

Market Intern (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to):

  • Assist the market team with a variety of tasks relating to the production & organization of the festival’s Industry Rendez-Vous
  • Work with the Special Events/Production team in the set-up and maintenance of the market area
  • Assist the Accreditations Coordinator with the production & distribution of festival badges
  • Serve as runner for the market team and help with general customer service assistance for market guests
  • Assist the Market Director with the gathering and testing of multimedia documents from project participants
  • Serve as on-site tech assistant during panels & pitch presentations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations or Business programs
  • Impeccable written and spoken French and English is essential, knowledge of a third language is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Mac OS
  • Detail oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently with a spirit of initiative and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends
  • Interest and knowledge of the international film industry considered an important asset

Contract Dates: June 27 - July 25 (must be available July 18-24) Full-time
Contact: Lindsay Peters, lindsay@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by April 30th, 5pm



Communications / PR (4 positions)

Responsibilities: (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the Communications Office Manager and the PR team with various tasks relating to: the organization of press conferences and red carpet events, press junket and media interview coordination, guest lists management, the production of press releases and press review compiling. (3 positions)
  • Manage the online video library for use by press & industry delegates and serve as the primary liaison to coordinate materials for jury members.(ie. uploading video files) (1 position)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Communication Studies or Communications and Public Relations programs
  • Detail oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Impeccable written and spoken French and English is essential, knowledge of a third language is an asset
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office and Mac OS
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends
  • Familiarity with the film festival environment considered an asset
  • Previous experience working in a communications team considered an asset
  • Strong interest in film, especially genre film (horror/sci-fi/cult) considered an important asset

Contract Dates: June 12 – August 12 Full-time
Contact: Melanie Mingotaud, melanie@mingo2.ca
Applications must be received by: April 30th, 5pm



Social Media Intern (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the Social Media Coordinator in the creation and management of social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Maintain active engagement with online communities
  • In concert with the video editor and the social media managers
  • Liaise with members of the Fantasia team to develop relevant content & stay apprised of updates

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, Film Studies, or Marketing programs
  • Extensive practical familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and management tools
  • Impeccable written and spoken French and English
  • Detail oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently with a spirit of initiative in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film (horror/sci-fi/cult) considered an essential asset

Contract Dates: June 5 – August 12 Part-time building into full-time Contact: Alyssa Shore, alyssa@fantasiafestival.com Applications must be received by: April 30th 5pm



Special Events and Production Intern (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the Production team in the organization and production of a variety of festival events (Press Conference, Pre-Festival Launch, Opening Night party, cocktails, themed parties, conferences, etc).
  • Assist with general production and logistics tasks for pre and post festival: scheduling, office maintenance, support to the operations and market team.
  • Assist the Hospitality and Production team with the creation and dissemination of event invitations & managing of RSVP lists, implementing the support and protocol and schedules for special guests, setting up and maintenance artists green room.

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, or Hospitality Management programs
  • Excellent customer service & hospitality skills
  • Strong written and spoken French and English
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office and Mac OS
  • Familiarity with the film festival environment considered an asset
  • Detail oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends Previous experience working in event management considered an asset Valid drivers licence preferred
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film (horror/sci-fi/cult) considered an asset

Contract Dates: June 20 – August 11 Full-time
Contact: Alyssa Shore, >alyssa@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by: April 30th 5pm



Web Coordination Intern (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the website design team in developing and maintaining the Fantasia 2017 website
  • Coordinate communications and requests in-between the Fantasia team and web team
  • Input promotional information in the website according to a pre-established calendar and up-to-date information
  • Coordinate with the Social Media Coordinator for content input

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Computer Science program, or Communications / Marketing programs with strong personal capacities with web content creation.
  • Ability to work flawlessly in a custom CMS environment
  • Detail oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills to establish and follow a workflow calendar and manage priorities
  • Ability to work well both independently with a spirit of initiative in a fast-paced team environment with many members having many requests and concerns
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film (horror/sci-fi/cult) considered an asset

Contract Dates: May 16 to August 11 Part-time building into full-time, returning to part-time
Contact: Alyssa Shore, alyssa@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by: April 30th 5pm



Translator (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Fantasia requires trilingual translators with mastery of written and oral English & French, and a fluency in one or more of the following: Japanese / Korean / Mandarin / Cantonese / Spanish
  • Translate EN-FR/FR-EN descriptive text as needed for the festival print guide and website to meet established dissemination deadlines in the immediate period leading up to the festival.
  • Assist the Program Guide Editor with Program Guide copy editing & liaise with Programmers & Text Contributors for content editing
  • Fluency in the aforementioned 3rd language for the purpose of facilitating on stage interpretations during live Q&As with visiting international filmmakers needing assistance with English and/or French language questions.
  • Interpretation duties may also include providing translation assistance while accompanying filmmakers to various festival & cultural community events.

Contract Dates: May 9 to August 5
Contact: Alyssa Shore, alyssa@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by April 30th 5pm



Hospitality Intern (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Work with the Hospitality Manager to coordinate the ground transportation schedule of the team of volunteer drivers & airport greeters for airport and downtown transportation of VIP guests
  • Serve as primary liaison with drivers and greeters, manage any schedule changes
  • Assist the Hospitality Manager & Director with various tasks, including the manning of the hospitality desks, providing information & assistance to festival guests, serve as runner for special requests and liaising with the official hotel to ensure the best possible festival experience for our guests

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, or Hospitality Management programs
  • Strong written and spoken French and English is essential, knowledge of a third language is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license is essential, good van driving skills are an asset
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive, outgoing attitude
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Detail and process oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently with a spirit of initiative and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends
  • Experience in an event management team considered an asset
  • Interest & knowledge of film, especially genre film, considered an asset

Contract Dates: June 27 – August 10 (*must be available July 12-August 4)
Contact: Alyssa Shore, alyssa@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by April 30th, 5pm



Cameraman and Video Editor Internship (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the Director in all aspects of the production of some daily video capsule for our internet site and also the production of some weekly video recap
  • Assist in the end-to-end process from planning interviews with festival guests and attendees to logistics to shooting to editing and publishing
  • Film video in studio and field environments
  • Contribute to mixing and editing to create polished and engaging videos

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Film production programs
  • Knowledge and skill behind a camera
  • A working knowledge on Premier CC Editing system
  • Computer literate and competent
  • Good command of both the English and French language (spoken)
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Ability to work well both independently with a spirit of initiative and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule, including evenings and week-ends
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive, outgoing attitude
  • Interest & knowledge of film, especially genre film, considered an asset

Contract Dates: July 4 – August 11 Full-time
Contact: Éric Boisvert, ericb@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by April 30th, 5pm

Volunteering

Fantasia being a non-profit organization, the success of our festival has relied on a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

To apply to be a volunteer, please fill in the online application below. You can also send your resume and a presentation letter to jobs@fantasiafestival.com.

If you have any special skills that are not listed here but you think could contribute to the festival in a special way, don't hesitate to let us know!