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Austin Film Festival, Production Manager Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10464

Tue, June 30, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 10464

Hours: Hours will vary between 12-15hrs/week during the weeks leading up to and following the Festival. During the Festival (Thursday, October 29 – Thursday, November 5), most days will begin with the AFF morning staff meeting (7am) and conclude an hour after the last screening ends. 

Position Description: The Production Intern will support the Production Manager and sometimes the Theater Operations Coordinator in managing and coordinating all film venue logistics and presentation in order to create a positive festival experience for filmmakers and audiences during the 22nd annual Austin Film Festival. The position requires knowledge of film as a digital media, how to transfer it, as well as a general understanding of exhibition standards. The Production Intern will assist the Production Manager prior to the Festival in organizing all incoming media, updating tracking spreadsheets, and assisting with Quality Checks of selected films. Attention to detail and organizational skills, and ability to operate calmly under high pressure a must. During the festival the Production Intern will travel with PM to various venues to assist with troubleshooting, theater management, and anything else needed to make each screening a success. 

Key Duties: 

-QCing exhibition files 

-Checking playlists 

-Traveling with PM during Festival 

-Attending Projectionist, Theater Manager and Filmmaker Liaison training 

-Conducting tech checks with Filmmakers during Festival 

Knowledge: 

- Film codec, transferring digital data 

- General idea of Digital Projection systems 

- Final Cut Pro 7 and Premiere Pro knowledge preferred 

- HDMI and other audio/visual input and outputs 

- Comfortable working with PCs and MS Office applications, especially Excel spreadsheets 

PRODUCTION INTERN POSITIONS: 

Assistant Production Manager (1-2): Assists PM with Filmmaker Registration by managing the Filmmaker Registration Binder and other tracking documents. Intern will be responsible for tracking incoming data from Filmmaker Packets, Badge Registration forms, and additional Filmmaker ticket and badge purchases. Intern will also be working registration table during the first few days of the Festival. 

Production Operations (2-3): Assists with handling incoming filmmaker materials including exhibition files (on hard drives), screeners, trailers & stills and other materials. Intern will test all incoming screeners and maintain organization of all materials received. All hard drives will need to be virus scanned, uploaded to computers, spot checked and prepared for QCers. Intern will also assist with 
computer setup, software installs, and projection logistics. Creating playlists for Festival, and attend tech checks and venue walk-throughs to have full understanding of tech operations during Festival.

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