Film Marketing Intern

Job Description:

This internship will focus on creating and implementing marketing strategies for AFF’s Film Competition, as well as year round events and general brand awareness. Interns will develop marketing plans, reach out to relevant organizations, universities, and publications, post call for entry information to websites and social media platforms, and keep track of each strategy’s effectiveness. Interns will be required to work a regular schedule within business hours (Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm), though we are flexible on the specific hours. A prospective intern should be comfortable with computers, especially Word and Excel, efficient, punctual, outgoing, and good with people.

Job Requirements:

We are looking for applicants who are highly organized, communicative, and self-starters. Applicants need to be comfortable with both research projects and jumping on the phone with filmmakers and organizations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to working with social media, designing flyers and other artwork, researching, compiling, and updating marketing lists, analyzing data, and attending/working AFF events. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a major plus.

Each department has different qualifications. Please carefully review all the departments available before selecting the one you feel best suits you. All Internships are unpaid, but have great benefits! We also have a variety of internship opportunities available in our contract departments (to be posted in the Summer).

All internship applicants seeking course credit are required to provide proof of their internship requirements for school.

Do you have to be in school to participate? No – we have a variety of volunteer opportunities for those seeking experience!

An internship is any official or formal program that provides practical experience in an occupation or profession. It is done in exchange for school credit (usually as a graduation requirement) from an accredited college or university.

We also have opportunities for the same positions to those who want to volunteer their time for the festival in exchange for credentials and to gain creditable experience in an occupation or profession in the film or event planning industry. If you are a student, recent graduate, or someone looking to change career paths you can participate in a volunteer capacity.

Internships consist of a regular weekly work schedule within a particular AFF department and are designed to expand participants professional knowledge and experience.

For questions about the internship and volunteer programs, or for more information on specific departments, please call 512-478-4795 or email [email protected]


Please see link at to download an application.


  • Fill out an application (see link above) and attach below.
  • Attach a copy of your resume. Please submit all documents in PDF Format.
  • Email, mail, fax or deliver to:
    Austin Film Festival
    ATTN: Internship: Department you wish to apply for
    1801 Salina Street, Austin, TX 78702
    FAX: 512-478-6205
    [email protected]

If submitting via email, the subject line should read: Internship: department you wish to apply for

For example – Internship: Marketing Intern

Please feel free to put more than one department in the space allotted.

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