Careers

The Nashville Film Festival has fantastic opportunities to further your career, whether it be as a full-time employee, seasonal staffer, or an intern, learning the industry.  Apply today, because positions fill up fast!  Positions are listed below:


Internships are now open!

Seth Green

Interns help manage media activity on the red carpet.

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is taking applications for Spring 2018 internships (January – May). In its 49th year, NashFilm is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most respected festivals in the South. An Academy Award-Qualifying festival, NashFilm has a long-standing reputation for championing some of the best films and filmmakers of today and tomorrow.

Interns gain valuable experience in many areas of film festival programming and management. Positions are available in various departments across the team. All allow interns to lead meaningful projects and gain real world experience.  Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours a week. Internships are unpaid and are valid for college credit. If you want to know what makes a film stand out in the crowd, interning at NashFilm is the best way to do it!

Open Positions

Interning in the programming department is your opportunity to learn the inner workings of the film festival circuit. Learn how films are submitted, screened and selected. Be in active participant in the official selection process.

Responsibilities:

  • Help with the organization and selection of films including tracking, screening, identifying, and securing films
  • Assist in the coordination of Screening Committee assignments
  • Assist Programming staff with spreadsheet and data management
  • Watch and review submissions
  • Oversee the “2018entries” email address and answer submitter inquiries
  • Provide administrative support to the Artistic Director and Programming Coordinator
  • Assist Programming Staff in the notifications of selected films and oversee communication with assigned filmmakers
  • Attend the 2018 festival (May 10-19) to assist filmmakers, perform film introductions, and conduct Q&As

Qualifications:

  • Majoring in a field related to Film/TV, Screenwriting, and/or the Entertainment Industry
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Google Drive
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress is preferred but not required
  • Highly Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast paced and high pressure environments

Assist the Program Coordinator with the execution of the 2018 Screenwriting Competition while learning the ins and outs of contest management and what makes a good script.

Responsibilities:

  • Help with the organization and selection of screenplays including tracking, assigning, and reading
  • Assist in the assignment of screenplays to individuals in the Reading Committee
  • Assist in the coordination of the reading process and Reading Committee events
  • Assist Programming Coordinator with spreadsheet and data management
  • Read and review screenplay submissions
  • Oversee various general email addresses and answer inquiries
  • Provide administrative support to the Artistic Director and Programming Coordinator
  • Assist Programming Coordinator in the notifications of selected screenplays and oversee communication with assigned screenwriters
  • Attend the 2018 festival (May 10-19) to assist screenwriters and help with the execution of Screenwriting Competition events

Qualifications:

  • Majoring in a field related to Film/TV, Screenwriting, and/or Creative Writing
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Google Drive
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress is preferred but not required
  • Highly Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast paced and high pressure environments

Assist the Director of Operations with marketing and logistics of the Nashville Film Festival & Creator’s Conference.  This is a multifaceted role that will show a rounded perspective of what all goes into how the festival and conference operate.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with email marketing, including the monthly newsletter and daily festival guides
  • Assist with the building of web pages, including drafting content and managing plugins
  • Assist with the drafting of daily festival memos, highlighting events daily for festival staff
  • Provide input and help for other festival marketing efforts, including poster campaign
  • Book daily food trucks for the festival
  • Watch and review submissions
  • Assist the Director of Operations as needed
  • Attend the 2018 festival (May 10-19) to assist with either the Box Office or Red Carpet

Qualifications:

  • Majoring in a field relevant to marketing or event planning, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong creative writing skills are a must, with the ability to communicate clearly
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, WordPress, and Mailchimp
  • Able to intelligently manage layout and graphic design
  • Basic knowledge of InDesign, and Photoshop is preferred but not required
  • Highly Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast paced and high pressure environments

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