Careers in Film

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The Careers in Film Summit is an annual program that raises awareness of the range of entertainment industry job pathways for students from underrepresented backgrounds. This free program is aimed at community college and university students interested in above-the-line and below-the-line industry careers. Each moderated panel includes Academy members and other industry professionals and uses film clips and live Q&As.

In 2020, the Academy held its first virtual Careers in Film Summit. The program attracted 550-600 students live online and 8,900 views on the Academy’s social media platforms.  In addition, the 2020 Careers in Film Summit expanded from a single all-day Saturday session to two all-day sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The new addition of the Science and Technology (STEAM) session sought to raise awareness for motion-imaging technology careers in a range of disciplines, including post-production, visual effects, digital design, multimedia design and editing, among others.

This year’s virtual Science and Technology (STEAM) panels presented on October 24, 2020, included:

Visual Effects from Around the World, an international perspective on filmmaking careers with panelists from Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Rome, Beijing and Vancouver. Panelists included VFX supervisors Geeta Basantani (Spider-Man: Far from Home), Gaia Bussolati (Ford v Ferrari) and Ahdee Chiu (The Wandering Earth), among others
Color, Sound, and Editorial, with sound supervisor Lora Hirshberg (Skywalker Sound) and production workflow manager Kate Morrison-Lyons (UCAN Netflix), among others
Science, Technology, and Engineering, with Andrea Kalas (Paramount Pictures Archive) and digital artist Paige Warner (Industrial Light & Magic), among others
Production Technology, with virtual production director Girish Balakrishnan (Netflix) and FX technical director Nomish Bhardwaj (DreamWorks Animation).

The Careers in Film Summit above- and below-the-line careers panels presented on October 31, 2020, embraced Halloween and horror and included:

All Things Animation, with animator Mike Belzer (The Nightmare Before Christmas), director and story artist Jennifer Kluska (Hotel Transylvania), and more
Music in Horror Films, with director-composer John Carpenter (Halloween) and surprise guest, actor Jamie Lee Curtis
Lights, Camera, Action…Production!, with special make-up effects creator Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London), production designer Jennifer Spence (The Nun), among others
Working Above-the-Line, with actor Tobin Bell (Saw) and casting director Terri Taylor (Get Out), among others.

For more information, click the links below:

Careers in Film Summit 2020 | Careers in Film Summit 2019 | Careers in Film Summit 2018

#CareersinFilmSummit

The Academy Visiting Artists program facilitates practical educational opportunities for learning institutions, festivals, conferences, and other film-related events. Students and faculty are provided direct contact with the Academy’s working filmmakers, creating a meaningful connection between the worlds of academia and practice at the industry’s highest levels.

HOW TO APPLY

Please note: limited submissions will be accepted for 2021.

To be considered, a written proposal must be submitted no less than two (2) months prior to your event with the following information:

  • Name of school and/or organization
  • Contact person and their email/phone
  • Proposed date(s) for artist's visit
  • Specific visiting artist requested, if applicable
  • The history and scope of the applying institution’s film department
  • A breakdown of how the artist’s time would be utilized, including any classes, workshops and screenings in which the artist might participate
  • Anticipated impact such a visit would have on the audience involved, and to what extent that audience is knowledgeable about film and filmmaking
  • Which branch of the Academy the artist should represent: Actors, Art Directors, Casting Directors, Cinematographers, Directors, Documentary, Executives, Film Editors, Makeup, Music, Producers, Marketing and Public Relations, Short Films and Feature Animation, Sound, Visual Effects or Writers

SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO:

Bettina Fisher
Director of Educational Initiatives
1313 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Academyed@oscars.org

Please note we cannot guarantee a particular Academy member, but will do our best to accommodate within reason. We will carefully consider all written proposals and evaluate them on a basis of merit and need. Unfortunately, only a limited number of proposals will be selected each year. You will be contacted after your proposal has been received and reviewed. Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for a reply.

PAST ACADEMY MEMBER PARTICIPANTS:

Producers Branch:  Khadija Alami, Shannon McIntosh, Ron Yerxa, Lisa Bruce, Jordan Horowitz, Albert Berger, David Lancaster, Stephanie Allain, Michael Barnathan, Don Hahn
FAMU Prague

Producers Branch: Julie Lynn and Members-at-Large Branch:  Andrea Nelson Meigs
Howard University

Producers Branch:  Effie Brown and Writers Branch: Reggie Bythewood
Austin Film Festival

Producers Branch:  Nina Yang Bongiovi and Actors Branch:  David Oyelowo
The Blackhouse Foundation @ Sundance Film Festival

Directors Branch:  Patricia Riggen
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch:  Jorge Guitierrez
NALIP Media Fest

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch:  J.J. Blumenkranz
Rochester Institute of Technology

Directors Branch:  Roger Corman
Indiana University

Cinematographers Branch:  Richard Crudo, ASC
University of Southern Nevada

Actors Branch:  Giancarlo Esposito
Florida Film Festival

Documentary Branch:  Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine
Nantucket Film Festival

Music Branch:  Michael Giacchino
Emory University

Music Branch:  William Goldstein
Vilnius International Film Festival

Producers Branch:  Grant Heslov
13th Annual Campus MovieFest Hollywood

Directors Branch:  Michael Hoffman
Prodigy Camp

Music Branch:  Justin Hurwitz, Joseph Trapanese and Cliff Eidelman
Westminster Academy

Costume Designers Branch:  Jeffrey Kurland
Santa Clara University

Directors Branch:  John Landis
Inner City Filmmakers
CINEMAGIC

Production Designers Branch:  John Muto
Hofstra University
University of Kansas
University of Leicester, England

Marketing and Public Relations Branch:  Mark Pogachefsky
APEX Academy

Sound Branch:  Becky Sullivan
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy

Editors Branch:  Troy Takaki
Loyola Marymount

Sound Branch:  Russell Williams II
George Washington University

Cinematographers Branch:  Bradford Young
Morgan State University

Documentary Branch:  Jessica Yu
American University

Academy Archive Tours with Member Discussions:
Carol Littleton (Editors Branch)
John Landis (Directors Branch)
James Foley (Directors Branch)
Christophe Beck (Music Branch)
Julio Macat, ASC (Cinematographers Branch)
Charles Minsky, ASC (Cinematographers Branch)
Valerie Faris (Directors Branch)
Jonathan Dayton (Directors Branch)
Edward James Olmos (Actors Branch)
Clark Spencer (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch)
Andrew Lane (Producers Branch)
Chris Moore (Producers Branch)

CAREERS IN FILM: RESOURCES

 

ACADEMY GOLD TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSION PROGRAM
Gold Internship Program: https://www.oscars.org/careers/academy-gold-program-internships
Grants
Film Watch: https://www.oscars.org/education-grants/filmwatch
Film Craft: https://www.oscars.org/education-grants/filmcraft
Film Scholars: https://www.oscars.org/education-grants/academy-film-scholars
Nicholl Fellowship: https://www.oscars.org/nicholl
Resources: https://www.oscars.org/nicholl/screenwriting-resources
Student Academy Awards: https://www.oscars.org/saa/apply
Academy Originals: https://www.oscars.org/videos-photos/academy-originals

ACADEMY
Academy Museum: (opening day April 30, 2021): https://www.academymuseum.org/en/
Academy Sci-Tech Council: http://www.oscars.org/council
Sci-Tech Awards: https://www.oscars.org/sci-tech
Academy Software Foundation: https://www.aswf.io/

AMC NETWORKS
https://www.amcnetworks.com/careers/#section-internships
https://www.amcnetworks.com/careers/#section-text

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE FESTIVAL (LA)
Directing Workshop for Women: https://conservatory.afi.com/dww-how-to-apply/
Cinematography Workshop for Women: https://conservatory.afi.com/cinematography-intensive-for-women/
https://conservatory.afi.com/scholarships/

ANNAPURNA PICTURES
https://www.oscars.org/careers/academy-gold-program-internships

ASIANCINEVISION//THE ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AAIFF)
https://www.asiancinevision.org/about/internships/
https://www.asiancinevision.org/fiscal-sponsorship/

ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
https://asianworldfilmfest.org/contact-us-2

ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY
Internship info: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/internship/?_ga=2.74155221.616996158....
Internship App: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/internship-application
Job Opportunities: https://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/job-opportunities
Career: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/career-opportunities?_ga=2.78278355.6...
Classes & Workshops: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/classes-workshops
https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/page-to-stage
Online Courses: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/online-courses
Investment Lab: https://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/investor-lab

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTIN, TX)
https://austinfilmfestival.com/about/get-involved/job-opportunities/
https://austinfilmfestival.com/about/get-involved/internship/
https://www.flexjobs.com/jobs/telecommuting-jobs-at-austin_film_festival...
Application:https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=27ccc127a6fd4d1b8b612808dfcd72a5

BLACKHOUSE
https://www.theblackhouse.org/get-involved/

BLACK IN POST
http://blackinpost.com/our-programs/

BLACKSTAR FESTIVAL
https://www.blackstarfest.org/programs/
https://www.blackstarfest.org/programs/
https://www.blackstarfest.org/opportunities/

BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL
https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/submit

CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA
https://caamedia.org/for-mediamakers/
https://caamedia.org/new-caam-fellowship/
Funding: https://caamedia.org/for-mediamakers/get-funded/
Funding: https://caamedia.org/caam-documentaries-for-social-change-fund/

CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
http://www.circleofconfusion.com/internships/

COLOR OF CHANGE
https://colorofchange.org/careers/

CREATIVE ALLIANCE (BALTIMORE, MD)
Jobs/Internships: https://www.creativealliance.org/jobs
Residence Artist Program: https://www.creativealliance.org/resident-artist-application
Film Program Intern: https://www.baltimoreculture.org/programs/jobsplus/16420#.X48EkdBKiMo

CREATIVE ARTIST AGENCY
https://www.caa.com/careers/internships
https://www.caa.com/careers

DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA
https://www.dga.org/Employers/First-Time-Episodic-Orientation-Program.aspx
https://www.dga.org/resources/training-program.aspx
https://www.trainingplan.org/processtimeline
https://dgatrainingprogram.org/apply.html

DOLBY
https://www.dolby.com/careers/

EXCEPTIONAL MINDS
https://exceptionalmindsstudio.org/full-time-program.html
https://exceptionalmindsstudio.org/part-time-program.html
https://exceptionalmindsstudio.org/apprenticeship.html
https://exceptionalmindsstudio.org/employment-sup-serv.html

FILM INDEPENDENT (LOS ANGELES, CA)
https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/artist-development/
https://www.filmindependent.org/jobs/
Submissions: https://www.filmindependent.org/spirit-awards/submissions/

FIRELIGHT MEDIA (NEW YORK)
http://www.firelightmedia.tv/documentary-lab
Documentary Lab: http://www.firelightmedia.tv/doc-lab-open-call
Funding: http://www.firelightmedia.tv/impact-campaign-fund

FOTOKEM
https://www.fotokem.com/#/careers

HALF INITIATIVE
https://www.halfinitiative.com/about
https://www.halfinitiative.com/halffest

HBO
https://hbocareers.com/
Virtual Tech & Product Program: https://hbocareers.com/job/179126BR

HOLLYWOOD PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
https://hpaonline.com/

ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT
https://www.illuminationmacguff.com/internships/
https://www.illuminationmacguff.com/careers/
https://www.illuminationmacguff.com/pipeline/

IMAX
https://www.imax.com/content/career-opportunities

INDEPENDENT FILM AND TV ALLIANCE
https://ifta-online.org/covid-19/
https://ifta-online.org/international-film-tv-licensing-explained/
https://ifta-online.org/mila/
https://ifta-online.org/report-copyright/
https://ifta-online.org/production-sales/

ICM PARTNERS
https://www.icmpartners.com/careers/
https://www.icmpartners.com/careers/apply

MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Jobs: https://mdfilmfest.com/jobs/

MOVING PICTURE INSTITUTE
https://www.thempi.org/intern-placements
https://www.thempi.org/employment-opportunities
https://www.thempi.org/fiscal-sponsorship
https://www.thempi.org/filmmaker-grants
https://www.thempi.org/storytelling-workshop
https://www.thempi.org/screenwriting-workshops
https://www.thempi.org/editing-workshop
https://www.thempi.org/cinematography-workshop
https://www.thempi.org/short-film-production-lab

MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL – HOLLYWOOD BUREAU (MPAC)
https://www.mpachollywoodbureau.org/screenwriters
https://www.mpachollywoodbureau.org/contact

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
Careers: https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/career/
Coverage Services: https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/coverage/
Film Submissions: https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/film-competition/

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS (NALIP)
https://www.nalip.org/dwimi

NBC UNIVERSIAL
https://www.nbcunicareers.com/internships
https://www.nbcunicareers.com/find-a-job
https://www.nbcunicareers.com/programs

NEW FILMMAKERS LA (LOS ANGELES, CA)
https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/
https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/support/job-listings/

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
Internships: https://www.filmlinc.org/about-us/careers/internships/
https://www.filmlinc.org/about-us/careers/job-opportunities/

OUTFEST (LOS ANGELES, CA)
https://outfest.org/outset/
https://outfest.org/submissions/
https://outfest.org/actorsfellowship/
https://outfest.org/employment/

PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATION
Funding: https://www.piccom.org/pages/media-fund-application
Digital Short Funding: https://www.piccom.org/pages/application-process-instructions-1
https://www.piccom.org/pages/how-to-apply-1
https://www.piccom.org/pages/series-acquisition

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
https://www.psfilmfest.org/education/internships
https://www.psfilmfest.org/education/palm-springs-student-film-society

PANAVISION
https://www.panavision.com/careers-us
https://www.lightiron.com/education/internships/

PARAMOUNT PICTURES
https://www.paramount.com/careers
https://paramount-viacomcbs.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&mobile=false&widt...

PARTICIPANT MEDIA (BEVERLY HILLS, CA)
https://participant.com/careers

PIXAR
https://www.pixar.com/internships
https://pixar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Pixar_External_Career_Site

SEATTLE FILM
http://www.seattlefilm.org/about/internships/
http://www.seattlefilm.org/home/about/jobs/

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Description & Application: HTTPS://WWW.SIFF.NET/DOCUMENTS/HR/2020/HR_FESTIVALPUBLICATIONSINTERN_202...

SCREENCRAFT
https://screencraft.org/category/free-download/

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
https://www.sonypicturesjobs.com/internships
Animation: https://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/careers/job-postings
Resources: https://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/careers/resources

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE
Producing: https://www.sundance.org/initiatives/creative-producing
Documentary: https://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-film
Feature Film: https://www.sundance.org/programs/feature-film
Film Music: https://www.sundance.org/programs/film-music
https://www.sundance.org/initiatives/ignite
Indigenous Program: https://www.sundance.org/programs/indigenous-program
https://www.sundance.org/programs/new-frontier
Women at Sundance: https://www.sundance.org/initiatives/womenatsundance

SUNSET STUDIOS (LA)
https://www.hppsunsetstudios.com/contact-us

TECHNICOLOR
https://www.technicolor.com/dream/innovation#job-internship-opportunities
Video Processing: https://www.technicolor.com/dream/research-innovation/video-processing-i...
Computer Graphics: https://www.technicolor.com/dream/research-innovation/computer-graphics-...
https://careers.technicolor.com/

TECNOLATINX
https://tecnolatinx.com/pages/founders

TELSEY + COMPANY
https://www.telseyandco.com/copy-of-internships-1
https://www.dolby.com/careers/

THE ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS
https://amianet.org/

THE BLACK LIST
https://blcklst.com/programs

THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Internships: https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/about-us/internships/#1470783573417-...

THE FILM COLLABORATIVE (LOS ANGELES, CA)
https://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/fiscalsponsorship/
https://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/fiscalsponsorship/fundingopportunities

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
https://www.tiff.net/careers?tab=internships
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDIIrAFl4lk_wdQEqqajvqg-Jbwu2g...
https://www.tiff.net/careers?tab=jobs
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment....

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL//TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
https://tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions
https://tribecapac.org/jobs-internships/
Filmmaker Program: https://www.tfiny.org/program/filmmaker

20TH CENTURY STUDIOS
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/professional-internships
https://jobs.disneycareers.com/search-jobs?acm=ALL&alrpm=ALL&ascf=[%7B%2...

UNITED TALENT AGENCY
https://www.unitedtalent.com/careers/
https://unitedtalent.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UTA

UNIVISION
https://www.internships.com/posting/sam_3528783324
https://corporate.univision.com/careers/

VISION MAKER MEDIA
https://visionmakermedia.org/get-funded/

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (LOS ANGELES, CA)
Fellowship: https://vcmedia.org/awc
Film Funding: https://vcmedia.org/film-development-fund

WARNER BROS
https://www.warnerbroscareers.com/internships/
https://www.warnerbroscareers.com/

WOMEN IN FILM (LOS ANGELES, CA)
https://womeninfilm.org/programs/

WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION
https://www.wgfoundation.org/
https://www.wgfoundation.org/resource-center
https://www.wgfoundation.org/programs

WOMEN IN ANIMATION
https://womeninanimation.org/
https://womeninanimation.org/mentorship/
https://womeninanimation.org/mentor-circles-program/
https://womeninanimation.org/2020-1-on-1-mentorship-program/
https://womeninanimation.org/scholarship/

XPERI
https://www.xperi.com/careers/#positions-content