Film Production Intern

Role Description

The Film department at SXSW is seeking individuals who are eager to do production work at and leading up to the Film Festival. An individual seeking this position should have an interest in event production and a willingness to work hard.

Responsibilities for this position include

    What you will learn:

  • How to organize special events at a festival
  • How to implement festival production on site
  • How to problem solve, on the fly, under pressure
  • How to use Filemaker to ensure proper production implementation
  • Candidates should:

  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Have an exceptional work ethic with the ability to both multitask and work independently
  • Be able to take initiative when needed
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Have a good attitude, time management skills, and sense of professionalism
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Be able to lift 50+ lbs
  • Be able to adapt, and maintain composure, in a fast-paced environment
  • Be age 21 or over
  • Have a current state issued drivers license
  • Having a working knowledge of Filemaker Pro, Gmail, Google Calendar / Docs and Mac computers are a plus


This position runs December 2018 – April 2019 and requires a time commitment of 12-20 hours a week with a minimum of 3 days onsite in the SXSW office in downtown Austin.

Application instructions

  • Submit resume and cover letter to the SXSW internship department
  • Cover letter must include "Why you think an internship at SXSW would benefit you
  • Applicants can apply for up to 3 internships
  • Include top 3 choices order of preference in cover letter and body of submission email
  • Include any additional information required by the specific internship

To apply, send resumes/CVs to