CMCS Film Festival – Internship Applications 2022

The inaugural Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Wall of Fame film festival is looking to offer two 12-week voluntary internship to a film enthusiast who would like to learn how to become a film curator or a film writer / blogger for independent and ethical films. Benefits upon completion of the task.

  1. Communication Intern


  • Check email and send 1-line replies (as needed) – once a week
  • Research, communicate, and find a venue for the annual screening

2. Social Media Intern


  • Share the event in 5 filmmaking and 5 activist groups – once a month
  • Create compelling social media contest based on prize / giveaways – once a month


  • BA / College diploma in film studies, entertainment journalism or a related field
  • Copywriting
  • Microsoft Word & social media
  • Awareness of human rights, animal ethics, and plant-based environmental sustainability
  • Must be prompt in following guidance and reporting supervisors
  • Media relations (preferred but not mandatory)


Upon completion, successful interns will learn and receive long-term opportunities to:

  • Receive a Stage 32 (partnered with Netflix) film training webinar 
  • Develop film criticism / reviews
  • Become a film curator
  • Media training
  • Connect and be a part of the CMCS & film network with over 4000+ members 
  • Stipend for 12-week media position in Summer / Fall 2022 – budge to be determined upon successful and effective marketing outreach during internship

Send expressions of interest along with CV to CMCS director Dr Samita Nandy at by January 31, 2022.

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

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