CALL FOR INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS!
The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is an international
documentary film festival holding its 9th year of screenings at Stanford
University, October 25-29, 2006, with pre-screenings in East Palo Alto
and San Francisco. A competitive, human-rights based festival that focuses
on global issues, UNAFF covers a broad range of subjects including racism,
refugee protection, war and peace, environmental survival, homelessness,
famine, children, women's issues, universal education and economic sustainability.
UNAFF continues its presentation during the year through the UNAFF Traveling
Film Festivals which are held throughout the US.
If you have an interest in filmmaking and/or human rights issues this
is the perfect chance to get involved in a community-based nonprofit organization.
It is an opportunity to not only gain experience in film festival planning
and be 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. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet and talk
with filmmakers! To thank you for your help you will receive a complimentary
UNAFF film festivals pass for you and a guest and the UNAFF T-shirt. 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 interest, potential intern/volunteer
activities include work in the following four campaigns:
1. FUNDRAISING Campaign – Fundraising Assistant
will identify and contact organizations who can donate money to the festival.
Prior fundraising experience is a plus, but not required. (As a nonprofit
organization, we generate funding through various grants, foundations,
local community organizations and corporations.)
2. SPONSORSHIP Campaign – Sponsorship Assistant
will identify and contact organizations via e-mails and phone calls using
an already prepared sponsorship letter. This is different from fundraising
in that sponsors have a greater commitment (more of a partnership) with
the UNAFF based on their contribution level. Good communication skills
3. PUBLICITY Campaign – Marketing Assistant will
be directly involved in generating publicity for the festival through
the media (newspapers, radio and TV). Involvement will include assisting
in development of press release and press kits, as well as other marketing
materials. Intern will also gain experience in the coordination and execution
of a press conference. Good organizational and communication skills.
4. Festival LOGISTICS – Administrative Assistant
will help with promotional festival events, ticket selling/taking, transporting
tapes, coordinating sessions, selling t-shirts, making sure the bookstores
and ticket office have brochures, setting up food, pick up and escorting
filmmakers, mailing, building and maintaining database, etc. – all
the myriad tasks required to make this a smooth-running festival.
If interested please send a cover letter detailing which area you would
prefer to work in, along with your resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650)
©2006 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)
Stanford University, Palo Alto
Roxie Cinema, San Francisco
Eastside Theater, East Palo Alto
Delancey Screening Room, San
Traveling Festival Screenings:
February 12, 2007
February 24, 2007
March 18, 2007
March 25, 2007
March 28 & 29, 2007
September 29 & 30, 2007
Cambridge, Harvard University &
November 9, 10 & 11, 2007
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