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Film Programming Internship | Northern California

The Film Programming internship at Oddball Films enables interns to learn about film and media programming whilst also discovering the inner workings behind the promotion and curatorship of screenings.  Interns will assist the film programmer with the preparation and advertising for programs and help with the actual film screenings.

Articulate, with excellent oral & written communication skills
Macintosh computer literate
Familiar with Photoshop and Filemaker Pro
Self directed
Detail oriented 
Minimum four (4) month commitment of one-five days per week and be able to work Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30-10:30PM

Interns will assist in writing press releases for screenings, researching and updating social network sites and press promotion for our programs, updating the screening mailing list and reviewing films for the screenings. They will also assist the film programmer with ticket sales, screening room set up and take down.

Building Your Future
This is an unpaid position which will teach, inform and give you hands-on experience in the areas of archiving, film and media programming, sound and image projection, writing, social networking and other creative areas which can be useful in many other fields.

How to Apply

Email a letter of interest and a resume to with “Programming Intern” in the subject field. Please have the appropriate skill set and be fully available to commit for the duration of the internship. No calls or drop-ins will be accepted at this time.

Oddball Films is the award-winning film component of Oddball Film+Video, a stock footage company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like Milk, documentaries like The Summer of Love, television programs like Mythbusters, clips for and web projects around the world. 
Our films are almost exclusively drawn from our collection of over 50,000 16mm prints of animation, commercials, educational material, feature films, movie trailers, medical, industrial, military, news out-takes and every genre in between. We’re actively working to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the boundaries of cinema. Oddball Films is the largest film archive in Northern California and one of the most unusual private collections in the US. We are fortunate to host weekly film screenings where the public can discover handpicked gems from our rare and bizarre collections.  Our screenings site is located at