Producing internship

Oscars Party/Signature Move Fundraiser - February 28th, 2016

Oscars Party/Signature Move Fundraiser - February 28th, 2016

Full Spectrum Features offers a 3-month internship in independent film producing. This is an unpaid internship, but current students can earn academic credit through select local Chicago universities and colleges (see below).

About the position:

Note: This is not a production internship; there will be only limited opportunities to work on set.

Producing interns will have the opportunity to learn the following skills, relevant for jobs in independent film producing, production management, and directing:

  • Budgeting
  • Research and development
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Communicating with press/media
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Real-world problem solving skills (on and off set)
  • Location scouting and locations management
  • Casting
  • Hiring crew and negotiations
  • Independent filmmaking contracts and legal matters
  • Exhibition and distribution

Interns will be assigned to at least one Full Spectrum Features project, and will work under the supervision of Producer Eugene Park or Program Director Dane Haiken. Specific work assignments will be catered towards the intern's interests and skills when possible.

About the applicant:

Applicants should have a strong interest in the business and administration of independent filmmaking. The ideal candidate will be organized, prompt, professional, and eager to learn, and have strong writing and communication skills.

Testimonials:

CHICAGOLAND SHORTS: EXPANDED CINEMA - November 6th, 2015 at Locallective

CHICAGOLAND SHORTS: EXPANDED CINEMA - November 6th, 2015 at Locallective

"Working at FSF has been an eye-opening experience. I've always wanted to work in a nonprofit... but I never realized how much hard work goes into the behind the scenes. Everyone I've met here has all been extremely passionate and amazing... Every grand show has a small beginning, and working here has helped me learn more about what I want for my future." - Nadine Abdelrahim, former intern

"Full Spectrum Features is truly on the cutting edge of filmmaking. Not because they're obsessed with flashy gimmicks and expensive equipment, but because they're laser focused on showcasing the talent and stories of communities that are routinely dismissed elsewhere. In this industry, that truly is a revolutionary act, so if you want to be sure that your time spent making movies matters, do it at Full Spectrum Features." 
- Anthony Martinez, former intern

 

Applying:

Please submit resume, brief cover letter, and 2-3 references to dane@fullspectrumfeatures.com

Deadline: September 1, 2017
Internship Dates: September – December (flexible start/end dates)
Compensation: Unpaid; course-credit available for currently enrolled students at DePaul, SAIC, Northwestern, Columbia College Chicago, and other regional schools
Location: Athenaeum Theatre

 

Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistance Internship

Full Spectrum Features also offers a 3-month internship in Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistance within the independent film scene. This is an unpaid internship, but current students can earn academic credit through select local Chicago universities and colleges.

About the position:

The Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistant will work closely with Full Spectrum’s graphic designer/editor. Main responsibilities will be designing and/or updating onesheets, pitch decks, prospectus brochures, social media ads, postcards, screening programs, etc. in service of current FSF endeavors.

The second part of the position requires the assistance of preparing deliverables for film festivals and additional screenings, which may include, but not limited to: authoring DVDs/Blu-Rays, reviewing authored DVDs/Blu-Rays for errors, mailing the DVDs/Blu-Rays, ensuring all requested promo material is sent to festivals, and all online presence is updated in accordance to these screenings.

The Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistant may have the opportunity to edit short form video content depending on the needs of current projects.

About the applicant:

  • Experience working in the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and Premiere required)
  • Has strong design skills that can adapt to FSF’s aesthetic
  • Desires to learn and is a natural problem solver
  • Cares about proper organization
  • Possesses an interest to work in the independent film scene
     

FSF is a small company with a big heart and eager to teach internship members about the indie film community in Chicago. While the Graphic Design & Digital Media Assistant intern will predominately work within the realm of design, it is strongly preferred that this applicant also show interest/adaptability to serve in a film producing capacity, if needed.

We are a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the media arts by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers. We also aim to educate the public about important social and cultural issues, utilizing the power of cinema to foster understanding in our communities.

Applying:

Please submit a design portfolio, resume, brief cover letter, schedule availability, and 2-3 references to dane@fullspectrumfeatures.com.

Deadline: September 1, 2017
Internship Dates: September – December (flexible start/end dates)
Compensation: Unpaid; course-credit available for currently enrolled students at DePaul, SAIC, Northwestern, Columbia College Chicago, and other regional schools
Location: Athenaeum Theatre