Monday, October 5, 2009

Filmforum Intership

Independent Study/Internship Opportunity

Los Angeles Filmforum is looking for a bright student interested in experimental film, and its creation and exhibition.  The job would include:

·       Providing shooting assistance for the filming of oral history interviews. Students may operate camera or sound if he/she is experienced in this area.

·       Digitizing interviews, cutting out chatter or bad takes, producing access DVDs for transcription and research/access purposes.

·       Uploading full or excerpted interview video files to YouTube and generating embed codes for use on the Filmforum website.


Project Supervisors and Contacts:

- Los Angeles Filmforum:          Adam Hyman

                                    Executive Director

                                    323-807-4202 (cell)



Work locations:

Times and shooting locations to be determined as we shoot oral history interviews, most of which will be conducted in the LA area and in the interviewees’ homes.  Mileage will be reimbursed as per the legal rate.


Organizational Description:

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city’s longest running organization for the screening of contemporary experimental and avant-garde media-based work, including film, video art, animation, and documentaries.  Information about our history is available on our website at

Filmforum continues as the longest-running showcase for independent, experimental and progressive moving-image art in Southern California.  Filmforum presents and supports work by artists in all stages of their careers. We currently screen 30-40 programs per year at our primary venue, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, most with the filmmakers in attendance, and work in conjunction with several other alternative venues to co-present screenings as well.

Filmforum has received a grant from the Getty as part of their Pacific Standard Time arts funding initiative, which supports planning and research for exhibitions about the history of postwar art in Los Angeles.  Our project, entitled Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, aims to expand understanding of how experimental filmmaking evolved in Los Angeles and to contextualize its place in post-war art history. It will focus on the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental cinema in Southern California in the postwar era. The full press release can be viewed online at  

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