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Operations Intern


  • Assisting the Operations Team with administrative needs including but not limited to festival correspondence, voice mail, mailings, e-fax, printing, copies, filing and preparing documents on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain regular meetings and correspondence with the Festival Manager and Operations Manager regarding on going tasks and projects.
  • Attend staff meetings: Assist Festival Manager and Operations Manager in preparing agendas, coordinating food deliveries, sending directions/reminders, assisting in keeping meeting notes and disseminating them to staff after the meetings on an as needed basis.
  • Assist the Operations team during the festival in coordinating all the different departments and ensuring a smooth and organized event.

Come be a part of our exciting team! Please send a cover letter and resume with Operations Intern in the subject line to info@indianfilmfestival.org

Publicity Coordinator


  • Work under direct supervision of the Festival’s Publicist
  • Maintain/Update media databases
  • Communicate with press and publicists regarding screeners, attendance at IFFLA events, press coverage
  • Track press coverage and create pdfs of IFFLA articles published in the media for archiving
  • Coordinate screener distribution to press
  • Ensure and administer press section updates on the website in coordination with Publicist and web developers.
  • Send out emails confirming/declining accreditation/access – based on publicist's decisions
  • Assist with press check-in at the press desk
  • Assist with red carpet and press junkets
  • Attend IFFLA bi-weekly and weekly meetings
  • Be available to call-in for weekly department phone conferences
  • Be available to work all 6-days of the fest
  • Be available to work at off-site events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the publicist


  • Resident of Los Angeles or surrounding area
  • Ability to devote 10-15 hours/week. Most of the work can be performed remotely
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word; knowledge of Google Docs preferred
  • Efficient and able to maintain strict deadlines
  • Ability to communicate well with others via email and in person
  • Excellent team-player attitude
  • Car with valid driver’s license

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@indianfilmfestival.org and indicate "Publicity Coordinator" in the subject line.

Sponsorship Coordinator


  • Manage and maintain the sponsorship database
  • Coordinate communication with sponsors to make sure deliverables are met
  • Update database preparing sponsor benefit checklist for designers, web developers, special events team etc.
  • Run the Patron Program including renewing existing patrons, signing up new patrons, and administering benefits and proper patron cultivation during festival
  • Assist with proposals and agreements as needed
  • Manage Sponsor Will Call on opening and closing night galas, along with sponsorship associates
  • Coordinate sponsor materials for the festival
  • Ensure proper sponsor cultivation during the festival
  • Support the Sponsorship department in all sponsorship activities as they come up (i.e. sponsor research)


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to produce effective, compelling written materials
  • Strong communication, organizational, administrative, and guest services skills
  • Team player, highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Previous fundraising experience with an arts organization a plus
  • Knowledge of Indian cinema a plus

To apply please send cover letter and resume to info@indianfilmfestival.org with subject line "Sponsorship & Patron Program Coordinator".

Special Events Interns (2 Openings)


  • Provide support to the events department
  • Make runs, pick-ups and drop-offs for the events department when assigned
  • Research and compile reports specific to the event needs
  • Assist in the coordination of all festival events


  • Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Show initiative and be proactive
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Office. Experience with event websites is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign or similar a plus but not required
  • Must possess a reliable laptop computer
  • Must have a valid driving license and reliable car with insurance

This is a part time position requiring approximately 20hours/week, January-mid April 2014. College credit a possibility.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to info@indianfilmfestival.org with subject line "Special Events Intern".