The 7th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is an
international documentary film festival, starting its 7th year screenings
in Palo Alto, October 20-24, 2004. A non-competitive, human-rights based
festival that focuses on United Nations issues, UNAFF covers subjects
ranging from: racism, refugees' protection, war and disarmament, environmental
survival, homelessness, children, women's issues, universal education
and economic sustainability.
If you have interest in documentary films and/or human rights issues this
is a perfect chance for you to get involved in a community-based non-profit
organization. It is an opportunity to not only gain experience in film
festival planning and be a part of the behind the scenes action, but you
will also have an opportunity to see many documentaries that are rarely
seen elsewhere in the United States and it is also a great opportunity
to meet and talk with filmmakers! To thank you for your help you will
receive UNAFF festivals pass for all five days at Stanford and special
screenings in San Francisco! This is your chance to make a difference
for your community and increase your own awareness about human-rights
issues that affect people globally.
Depending on individual experience and/or interest, potential intern/volunteer
activities include work in the following four campaigns:
1. Fundraising Campaign - Fundraising assistant:
As a non-profit organization, we generate funding through various grants
and foundations and local community organizations. The intern will be
involved in all aspects of grant writing, foundation research and funding
solicitation. Prior fundraising experience is a plus.
2. Publicity Campaign - Marketing Assistant: Intern
will be directly involved in generating publicity for the festival through
the media (newspapers, radio, and TV). Involvement will include
development of press release and press kit, as well as other marketing
materials. Intern will gain experience in coordination and execution of
a press conference, as well. Good organizational and communication skills.
3. Festival Logistics - Administrative assistant: we
are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in learning film
curation and festival planning. Intern will be responsible for establishing
contacts with filmmakers, soliciting entries to the festival, helping
with promotional festival events, mailing, building and maintaining database.
If interested please send a cover letter detailing which area you have
interest, with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 724-5544.