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MY HERO Film Festival Intern Tasks

Introduction to the MY HERO internship program

Become a MY HERO Intern
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Apply to be a MY HERO International Film Festival Intern!

Job Description:

Every year, The MY HERO International Film Festival showcases short films that promote heroism and activism. The Film Festival Intern will help to produce this online event. Duties include finding and inviting films to the festival. Promotion of the winning films and sponsor and media outreach. Creating and editing videos for MY HERO. Some social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is an unpaid internship, but academic credit is a possibility. 

Qualifications:

Technically savvy. Some experience with video editing and Photoshop. Outgoing personality and flexible attitude to help with what is needed.

Apply here: https://myhero.com/InternApply 

 This internship should be an opportunity for you to build new skills and develop your portfolio. You may focus on whichever tasks interest you the most, as well as suggest additional projects.

Task #1: Finding and inviting films

Task #2: Make Short Films to be Featured on MY HERO

Task #3: Help Us Improve Our Media Arts Portal

Task #4: Make Videos to Promote MY HERO or Edit Previously Made Videos

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Task #1: Finding and inviting films

Festival Deadline: September 1st

MY HERO does NOT accept

-films that promote violence, hatred, or intolerance

-films inappropriate for children, unless a warning label is added

MY HERO accepts

-films under 10 minutes

-excerpts or trailers of longer films 

-films that celebrate a hero, explore concepts of heroism, or explore hero-related topics

 

Examples of film festival winners

What if...

Produced by:Terry Campbell, Paul Leon, Noah Berlow, Rose Wolfrum, Amelia Iacobel...

This film won 1st place in the Documentary category and the Dan Eldon Activist Award for 2019.

Still I Rise

Gabriel Diamond, Patrick Barnes, Phil Collis

This experimental film won the Best of Fest award in 2018.

Staying Well with Coach West

Produced by:Carolyn Hodge-West, Jessica Ordaz, Emma Garcia, Nicole Petrovsky, Je...

This animated film was made by five former interns. It won 1st place in the educational category in 2021.

OutSwing [Trailer]

Samar Minallah Khan

This film won the Ron Kovic Peace Prize and Women Transforming Media Award in 2021.

Milk

Celia Jaspers

This film won first place in the Narrative category at the 2022 film festival.

Inclusion On the Air

Eli Canter

This documentary about a former Sesame Street writer, won the Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Youth Award in 2022. 

Special Awards

Especially search for content related to these categories.

kovic cfe
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Eldon CFE
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Sylvia CFE
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relationships cfe
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WOJ Youth Reporter Award
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wtm
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Immersive
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Task #2: Make Short Films to be Featured on the MY HERO Calendar

MY HERO Calendar
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Example

International Day of Peace

Kitty Richardson
Information on ways to contribute to the International Day of Peace Further resources >> https://internationaldayofpeace.org/get-involved/

Women's Equality Day

Kitty Richardson
A brief look at the journey towards Equity for Women.

Task #3: Help Us Improve Our Media Arts Portal

Media Arts Portal
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Task #4: Make Videos to Promote MY HERO or Edit Previously Made Videos

You may create videos that promote MY HERO's upcoming contests. Editing or shortening existing promo videos is also an option.

Dan Eldon Activist Award Sizzle

Michael Gankin
This award is inspired by the life of Dan Eldon!

Relationships First Award Sizzle

Produced by:Michael Gankin
Learn all about the Relationships First Award in the MY HERO International Film Festival.

MY HERO International Film Festival Sizzle

Produced by:Joshua Johnson
The MY HERO International Film Festival brings together professional and youth filmmakers who honor local and global heroes working for positive change in the world.

Social Media Videos

You can create videos for our social media. One of out most-needed types of videos are short clips from winning films. 

View these videos on our Instagram!

Other Tasks

-Give suggestions for how to promote the film festival on social media

-Give suggestions for how to connect with other organizations or ways to increase the website's traffic

-Write articles about films featured in the festival

-Write articles about heroes featured in the calendar

-Help make graphics for our website and social media 

-Update previous MY HERO pages that could use more information or tags


Helpful Links


MY HERO Social Media Links


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Last edited 2/1/2023 3:54:14 PM by Rachel Priebe

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