Sundance, Cannes, & Berlin Film Festival Jobs
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
The Sundance Film Festival, which takes place for 10 days every January, is a world famous film festival that takes place each year in Park City, Utah.
Sundance Film Festival Jobs
While there are some full-time jobs that are available in planning the Sundance Film Festival, the majority of positions available are contract or temporary jobs. For a full list of jobs currently available for the 2013 festival, check the Sundance Film Festival Job Board and apply directly. Most of the jobs listings will be available in late summer, early fall.
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Sundance Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities
Over 1,200 volunteers are needed each year for help with the festival. Volunteers must be over the age of 21 and be willing to dedicate 24 hours to work with the festival (about 3-6 shifts). Over 2,000 people apply, so applying early will greatly increase your chances of working at the festival. Applications will be accepted in fall of 2012. For more information about becoming a volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival, see the volunteers section of their website.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
The Cannes Film Festival is held each spring in Cannes, France. It is notably one of the most prestigious and famous film festivals in the world with attendance from fans, actors, actresses, directors and world famous producers from all over the world. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival will be held May 15-26. For information regarding films, film submissions, accommodations, travel and tickets, please see the Cannes Film Festival website.
Cannes Film Festival Jobs
Cannes receives financial support from the French Government and works directly with corporate sponsors to staff and pay for the festival, so very little information is given about finding work. It is suggested that working for a partner of the festival is the best way to find employment through Cannes.
Cannes Film Festival Volunteers
The only information given on volunteer opportunities through Cannes is for American film students only. This information can be accessed only through the American Pavilion website.
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
The Berlin Film Festival is yet another of the world's prestigious film festivals.
Very little information regarding volunteering and work is available for the festival. Film students who want to work for the Berlinale Talent Campus, an event that requires volunteers and showcases student films, can apply.
Because there are such a large number of film festivals that take place, it is impossible to list volunteer and work opportunities for them all. Instead we've provided a list of links to both local and world-renowned film festivals that will be in search of paid staff and volunteers.
For an even more complete list of film festivals, see FilmFestival.com, including job and volunteer opportunities.