Tampere Film Festival is seeking interns to help with the planning and production of the upcoming festival due in March 2021. The interns will work as assistants for the production, programme, communications and guest teams. These assistants are a crucial part of the festival team, and interning at Tampere Film Festival provides an excellent opportunity to work in a truly international culture event.

Tampere Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Finland and one of the most prestigious short film festivals in the world. The festival will see its 51st edition on 10–14 March 2021. At the heart of the festival are the National and International Competitions and each year, the Special Programmes delve into current topics and the work of interesting filmmakers. Tampere Film Festival presents and gives awards to the best new short films in the world, making the world a better place one short film at a time. The festival’s core values are openness, responsibility, diversity and equality, and these are the same values we commit to as a working community.  

Anyone with applicable skills, studies or other relevant experience may apply for an internship. If you are a team player with initiative, proficient verbal and written communication skills in English and basic computer knowledge, apply now! The job is located at the film festival offices in Tampere centre, with hours as per agreement, approximately 30h per week. The duration of the internship depends on the position and will take place between December 2020 – March 2021. This is an unpaid internship, but we can cover our interns’ lunches (in Tullikamari and Telakka) and reasonable commuting expenses. 

If you are interested in an internship at Tampere Film Festival, please send your application and resumé to laura.laaksonen(a)tff.fi, with the position you are interested in as the subject line. The application period ends on 5 October 2020. 

We are seeking interns for the following fixed-term positions: 


The Programme & Production Assistant will assist the Programme Coordinator with the film programme (screening rights, print materials, screening copies, logistics) and the Production Coordinator with event production (agreements, scheduling, practical arrangements). Precision, punctuality and a working knowledge of Excel are considered advantages.


The Communications Assistant will assist the Communications Coordinator in tasks relating to communications and marketing. The job particularly entails photo-editing (Photoshop) and layout design (InDesign). Command of InDesign and Photoshop is considered an advantage.


The Communications Assistant will assist the Communications Coordinator in tasks relating to communications and marketing. The job entails updating and editing of the festival website (WordPress) and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Good writing skills and command of English are considered advantages.


The Guest Assistant will assist the Guest Coordinator with the invitations, accreditations, travel and accommodation arrangements, and personal scheduling of the Finnish and international guests. Language skills, working knowledge of Excel and (any) international experience are considered advantages. 

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