Internships

Communications / PR (5 positions)

Responsibilities: (will include but not be limited to)

With LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS:

  • 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)

Contract Dates: June 17 – August 9
Honorarium: $1000

With INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS:

  • Assist the International Communications Team with various tasks relating to: press junket and media interview coordination, guest lists management, the production of press releases, press review compiling and red carpet events. (1 position)

Contract Dates: July 1st – August 2nd
Honorarium: $1000

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of the Communication Studies or Communications and Public Relations programs is preferred
  • 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 considered an important asset

TO APPLY WITH LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use COMMUNICATIONS INTERN as the subject of your email.

TO APPLY WITH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION

  • Send a cover letter and resume to tedgeoghegan@gmail.comby April 30th.
  • Please use INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS as the subject of your email.

Social Media Assistant (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist the Social Media Strategist in the creation and management of content across our platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Monitor feeds and maintain active engagement with online communities
  • Receive and process material for use on social media and work closely with web team to create content across multiple platforms
  • Liaise with members of the Fantasia team to develop relevant content & stay apprised of updates
  • May be required to attend events (screenings, Q&As, red carpets, etc)

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive practical familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and management tools
  • Prior experience in social media is preferred
  • Impeccable written and spoken French and English is a must
  • 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 considered an essential asset

Contract Dates: June 17 – August 1st Part-time building into full-time

Honorarium: $1000

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP as the subject of your email.

Hospitality Internship (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Daily operation of Guest Information desk during opening hours (10-6) to greet guests 
and provide festival information 

  • Assist all Hospitality team members as needed 

  • Direct festival guests to correct locations and to Festival Staff 

  • Drive to pick up/drop of guests if necessary 

  • Distribute festival information, guest guides and guest gift bags

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, or Hospitality Management programs is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience in working with databases, Zone Festival 
an asset
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately in email and in person
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film considered an asset
  • Driver’s license is required

Contract Dates: July 1st to August 3rd Part-time building into full-time
Honorarium: $1000

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP as the subject of your email.

Hospitality Assistant (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Prepare Guest Gift Bags 

  • Assist Transport Coordinator in creation of Volunteer scheduling
  • Drive to pick up guests if necessary
  • Guest data entry in Zone Festival - Follow-up with Accreditations, enter hotel and flight 
information
  • Coordinate with Accreditations Assistant to prepare guest badges for upcoming pickups
  • Daily operation of Guest Information desk during opening hours (10-6) to greet guests 
and provide festival information

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, or Hospitality Management programs
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience in working with databases, Zone Festival 
an asset
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately in email and in person
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film considered an asset
  • Driver’s license is required

Contract Dates: June 17th to August 5th Part-time building into full-time
Honorarium: $1500

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use HOSPITALITY ASSISTANT as the subject of your email.

Accreditations Assistant (1 position)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Assist Accreditations Coordinator in daily tasks 

  • Greet guests and distribute accreditations to badge holders
  • Provide festival information to guests and general public
  • Prepare Accreditation for guests being picked up at airport 

  • Tracking of printed and distributed badges and tickets 

  • Daily operation of Accreditation desk, prior to and during the festival

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of Film Studies, Communication Studies, Communications and Public Relations, or Hospitality Management programs is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience in working with databases, Zone Festival 
an asset
  • Experience with Google Drive
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately in email and in person
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre film considered an asset
  • Driver’s license is required

Contract Dates: July 1st to August 5th Part-time building into full-time
Honorarium: $1000

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use ACCREDITATIONS ASSISTANT as the subject of your email.

Production Assistant (2 positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Manage the installation of movie posters and promotional materials, create and keep up to date a list of all physical and digital poster files;
  • In conjunction with the production director, as well as the communications and programming team, selects the most relevant posters to show;
  • With the help of volunteers, carry out the rotation of posters and other promotional materials;
  • Take charge of setting up our press screening room, establish and communicate protocols to the volunteer attendants running the screening room during the festival
  • Take part in production of VR spaces; plan the space organization (floor plans) and the list of signage and supplies needed; make purchases or rentals necessary;
  • Oversees the installation of the VR booths and manages the volunteer staff on site;
  • Assist with general production and logistics tasks for pre and post festival: managing of the catalog deliveries, pick ups and returns, etc. in support to the production team
  • Run errands as needed
  • Maintain clean and organized spaces as needed (office, green room, volunteer spaces etc) and make sure all necessary supplies are available
  • Assist the production team with the distribution of festival flyers and schedules, in and around the venues

Minimum Requirements

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills;
  • Comfortable with using and troubleshooting technical problems on different audio-visual equipment (Smart TVs, media readers, computers, etc.);
  • Some knowledge of VR technologies an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of either French or English, adequate knowledge of the other language;
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive;
  • Familiarity with the film festival environment considered an asset;
  • Valid drivers license a strong asset;
  • Own a cellphone;
  • Own a portable computer OR be comfortable using a Chromebook computer;

Contract Dates: Mid June to August 14th Full-time
Honorarium: $1000

TO APPLY

Korean / Japanese Interpreters (Several positions)

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to)

  • Act as interpreter for Korean or Japanese guests during interviews
  • Assist in translating written interviews with French or English speaking journalists
  • Act as interpreter for interviews on festival talkshow (off camera)
  • Assist in translating pre-recorded interviews for festival talkshow and create subtitles
  • Accompany to guests during their time off festival grounds (dinners, activities etc)
  • Act as interpreter to facilitate interactions between guests and programmers or other staff
  • May be required to attend events (screenings, red carpets, interviews, etc)

Minimum Requirements

  • Impeccable spoken Japanese AND English (French a strong asset) is required
    OR
    Impeccable spoken Korean AND English (French a strong asset) is required
  • Ability to read Japanese AND/OR Korean AND English is an extremely strong asset
  • Written Japanese AND/OR Korean AND English is an extremely strong asset
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule (evenings, late nights, early mornings or week-ends) is a must
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Ability to engage easily with strangers and maintain a respectful and professional attitude
  • Interest and knowledge of film, especially genre and Japanese or Korean cinema considered an asset

TO APPLY

  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fantasiafestival.com by April 30th.
  • Please use KOREAN INTERPRETER or JAPANESE INTERPRETER as the subject of your email .

Application - Summer 2019
Frontières Co-Production Market Internship

Position : Market Assistant

About Frontières Co-Production Market

FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America. It is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.

Over the course of 4 days during the Fantasia International Film Festival, FRONTIÈRES presents 20 projects in development (10 European and 10 North American) which are presented to a large and diverse group of prominent industry professionals (producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors). The 20 projects participate in an opening pitch session to the 450 industry professionals in attendance, who then meet one-on-one with the projects via a meeting scheduling service. Other activities include a Work-in-Progress presentation, round-table networking sessions for producers without a project, panels addressing new trends in genre cinema, and networking cocktails.

This year, the Co-Production Market will run from July 18-21 2019.

About the position

Responsibilities (will include but not be limited to):

  • Assist the Market team with a variety of tasks relating to the production & organization of Frontières Co-production Market;
  • Assist the Production team in the set-up, tear down and maintenance of the market areas and the special events venues;
  • Assist the Market Accreditations team with the production & distribution of Market badges (in relation with the Fantasia Festival accreditation team);
  • Serve as runner for the market team and help with various Operations tasks;
  • Assist with general customer service assistance for Market guests;
  • Assist the Market Executive Director with the gathering and testing of multimedia documents from project participants;
  • On-site technical and production assistant during panels & pitch presentations (mics, presentations on computer, craft table, venue managing, etc.);
  • Assist the Market team for the post-events various reports.

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 weekends;
  • Previous experience in festivals and events planning, an asset;
  • Interest and knowledge of the international film industry considered an important asset;

Internship Duration:
June 25 - July 25 2019 (1 month)
Part-time from June 25 to July 15 2019 (inclusively)
MUST be available full-time from July 15-25 2018 (inclusively)

Internship Honorarium: $1000
Internship location : Concordia University

Contact:
Julie Poitras
Frontières Operations & Production Director
julie@fantasiafestival.com

Applications must be received by April 30th, 5pm