Archive for January 28th, 2010

Looking for another great intern

January 28, 2010

I don’t know how we do it, but somehow the Film Forum manages to attract the best interns in town. Alas, another one must leave us, so it’s time to put out the search again.

This quarter’s administrative intern will be able to work on producing our annual fundraising gala, making it a great opportunity for someone interested in special event planning or fundraising.

Administrative Internship

Northwest Film Forum, a Seattle non-profit arts organization running two cinemas, producing films, aiding filmmakers and offering film workshops, seeks part-time administrative interns.

Interns will work in the Northwest Film Forum office, the nerve center of the organization, closely interacting with all members of the staff. As NWFF has a salaried staff of eight running over 250 programs a year, interns will be expected to execute vital, hands-on tasks that intersect with every aspect of the organization. A passion for film is essential. Knowledge of film production or exhibition is encouraged, but not required. Candidates must have basic computer skills, be personable, self motivated, and excellent communicators, and able to complete tasks assigned.

This is a non-paid, quarterly internship. This position requires a minimum three month commitment for 20 hours a week. Schedule is negotiable, but is on site at NWFF during business hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6pm.

Interns will be part of the core team growing Northwest Film Forum, and the opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of local and visiting filmmakers. Interns will have access to unlimited free movies at NWFF cinemas, space-available access to film production and editing gear, film workshops, and invitations to our film festivals and fabulous parties. Upon completion, deserving interns are provided a letter of recommendation by the Volunteer Coordinator or appropriate staff member.

Specific Job Responsibilities Include:
– Working approximately 20 hours in the administrative office, fielding phone calls, helping staff members with general office duties, mailings, data entry and answering questions from walk-in customers
– Check in and out filmmaking equipment
– Work on fundraisers and other special events
– Workshop signup
– Distribution of NWFF promotional materials
– Cinema housekeeping
– Task priority management

And for those with the appropriate abilities
– Help with fundraising
– Guest relations
– Equipment and editing troubleshooting
– Marketing and Graphic Design

This position is open until filled.
Students interested in film or non profit management are encouraged to apply.

Send a letter of interest, resume and three references to


Conversation of The Apes

January 28, 2010

As reported on Publicola yetserday, we’ve cancelled our screening of PLANET OF THE APES. It was a descion we made in the spirit of the community at large. We’ve encouraged the panelists to submit future posts on this matter to our blog, and hope to hear more from you, the film goer, on this issue.

Filmmaker Magazine’s Best 25 of the Decade

January 28, 2010

Just came around to seeing this list now, so this is a bit late-breaking, but it’s still worth a mention since there are two local films on there – James Longley’s Iraq In Fragments, and Robinson Devor’s Zoo.

Read the whole list here.