If you have read some of my film articles, you might know that I have a huge love for Korean film and also that I sit on the board of directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). But even if I wasn’t a board member, I’d still be a huge supporter of TKFF – oh wait, I was before I joined their board ^^ – because I want more Canadians exposed to Korean film. Beyond simple exposure (which is important), I think film festivals play an important role in sharing culture, bringing film and people together to start conversations, and building skills and knowledge.
And it’s the building skills and knowledge part that is driving this article. You see, for those interested in film, working or volunteering at a film festival can not only help build skills and increase knowledge but also help them make connections that can last a lifetime. So I wanted to let you know about a chance to be involved in a film festival that focuses on Korean film.
Want to work in film? Or simply love watching them? TKFF is hiring! Deadline is January 16th so read below for more details and apply now.
Here’s the info from TKFF
Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF) is currently seeking to fill staff positions for the upcoming 4th annual edition in 2015.
About Toronto Korean Film Festival
With the mission ‘To Advance Diversity Through Korean Cinema’, TKFF is a non-profit organization that aims to present authentic Korean cinema to the Canadian community, and to support local Korean filmmakers. Since 2012, TKFF has showcased over 20 feature films and 30 short films in Toronto; and received more than 120 submissions for the highlight Korean Shorts Competition in 2014. In 2013, in addition to the annual festival, TKFF co-hosted a workshop with the Toronto Arts Council for Korean-Canadian filmmakers on project-funding through grants. With a more diverse film selection than ever before, TKFF is proud to continue celebrating the cultural diversity of Canada.
Join The Team
Successful candidates will be a face of our vision and mission. They will benefit from the front-line experience of film festival planning and execution; and will work closely with professionals in the areas of media, filmmaking, design, logistics, activism and fundraising. This is an opportunity for anyone with relevant skills and/or experience, an interest in Korean cinema, a passion for diversity in arts and culture, and/or those hoping to pursue a career in the film industry.
Positions and Qualifications
Positions are available in the departments of:
Please click on a department above to see its responsibilities and the minimum requirements to apply.
The deadline for all applications is January 16, 2015, 12:00AM Eastern Time
Applicants should submit:
TKFF Staff application form, all departments (download)
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in your cover letter where you first heard about this call.
These are volunteer positions.
While TKFF thanks all responses to this call, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.