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Bushwick Film Institute Volunteer

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BUSHWICK FILM INSTITUTE

Calling all film and culture lovers and enthusiasts! We’re searching for outstanding volunteers to help organize and run Bushwick Film Institute's various programs and initiatives.

Being a BFI Volunteer is a great opportunity for you to promote arts and culture in the Bushwick community and beyond, gain experience organizing community programs and events, help with BFI's mission to increase diversity in the entertainment industry, join our incredible creative community, and network with film professionals.

6 Excellent Reasons to Volunteer with BFI:
  1. 2 free passes to the 14th Annual Bushwick Film Festival.

  2. Give your time and experience in supporting a female-founded and community-based festival that has positively impacted arts & culture in Brooklyn.

  3. Become a valued member of a rapidly growing creative community and establish long-lasting relationships.

  4. Invitations to film/industry events (digital for now) and an opportunity to network with filmmakers and entertainment industry professionals

  5. Learn the ins and outs of film festivals and live event production.

  6. Special Volunteer only Event!

Requirements
  • Work with a specific committee on tasks (approximately 2 hours a week for 3+ months depending on your availability)

  • Volunteer for 2 events during the 14th Annual Bushwick Film Festival

  • Strong organizational and communication skills - both written and verbal

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and Google Docs a must

  • Must possess a laptop, tablet, or another device that can be used to fulfill tasks

  • A FUN, can-do attitude!

  • +21 years or older


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About The Bushwick Film Institute:

BFI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to elevating community through the power of film, empowering underrepresented storytellers, increasing diversity in film and tv, and sharing unique stories with local and global audiences.

BFI founder and president Kweighbaye Kotee initially began the Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) in 2007 to celebrate independent film in her community. As the festival grew to become one of Brooklyn’s premier movie events, she realized that it was serving a greater purpose: contributing to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth. BFF’s role in bringing about these positive developments within the community has been awarded by the Brooklyn Borough President and other elected officials. The festival also serves as a platform for emerging and underrepresented filmmakers, expands industry access, creates job opportunities, and brings together an incredible community of storytellers and audiences from all walks of life.

BFI was created with the support of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft to expand upon the work of BFF and make a greater impact through year-round programming. BFI has launched several initiatives and helped numerous aspiring filmmakers and artists through programs such as She Directs, Young Filmmakers Program, and community screenings. We are working to develop several new programs that are in line with our mission of creating jobs, expanding industry access, and increasing diversity.

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About BUSHWICK FILM INSTITUTE

Location:

100 BORGART STREET 3RD FLOOR, BROOKLYN, NY 11206, US

Mission Statement

The Bushwick Film Festival is excited to announce the launch of the Bushwick Film Institute (BFI)! BFI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to elevating community through the power of film, empowering underrepresented storytellers, increasing diversity in film and tv, and sharing unique stories with local and global audiences.

Description

BFI founder and president Kweighbaye Kotee initially began the Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) in 2007 to celebrate independent film in her community. As the festival grew to become one of Brooklyn’s premier movie events, she realized that it was serving a greater purpose: contributing to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth. BFF’s role in bringing about these positive developments within the community has been awarded by the Brooklyn Borough President and other elected officials. The festival also serves as a platform for emerging and underrepresented filmmakers, expands industry access, creates job opportunities, and brings together an incredible community of storytellers and audiences from all walks of life.

BFI was created with the support of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft to expand upon the work of BFF and make a greater impact through year-round programming. This year, in partnership with the festival’s community partner B&H Photo and Canon, BFI developed its first program: Bushwick Stories!

Arts & Culture
Community
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Market Research / Analysis

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 8 - 10 hours/month

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