May 2021 Opportunities
We are excited to invite you to join AFI Backlot – the new, exclusive networking platform for AFI Alumni! There’s also exclusive career opportunities that are only listed in Backlot! You can register in under two minutes by following the simple steps below:
- Visit backlot.afi.com
- On first visit, click ‘Get Started’
- Fill out the information requested, including name and email
- Choose your own unique password
- Verify your email address when prompted
- Upon approval, start using the site!
Looking forward to seeing you there! Don’t know how to navigate Backlot very well? Here’s a couple of step-by-step tutorials: Directory https://vimeo.com/329074511/e50b834df3 | Update profile https://vimeo.com/335661218/170d7d987b
Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complimentary and include the following services based on availability:
- Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
- Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
- Use of non-circulating Library materials
- On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
- Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
- Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
- Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
- Priority will be given to current Fellows
- In-person reference assistance
- Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)
Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited. Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.
Class of 2020 SCR alum has a pilot and series bible for a dark comedy series that Warner Bros Animation has shown interest in. They like the pilot, and they just need a showrunner to move forward. I’m reaching out to see if there might be any alums in the AFI database who might be interested/know someone who might be interested in this project. More details below! PROJECT: Smoke
Looking to hire a staff assistant editor at Goode Films, founded in 2015 by director/producer Eric Goode (Tiger King). We operate in an Avid workflow, and the job will be based at our offices in Ojai, CA. Please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Freelance writer needed OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR/PRODUCER SEEKING FREELANCE WRITER FOR DOCUMENTARY PITCH DECK
An Oscar-nominated director/producer is seeking a very strong writer with a background in documentary for documentary pitch decks, proposals and treatments. The ideal candidate should be a quick study on a wide range of topics, good at implementing notes and feedback and able to work on tight turnarounds. Also someone who is neat in their presentation (grammar, punctuation and formatting) and thorough with research. Pay is competitive/industry standard. Work can be done remotely. Any interested parties can email their CV to email@example.com.
Backstage.com offers AFI alumni a promo code for FREE use of their casting services. Visit Backstage.com, click “Post a Job” to add a casting notice, then use the promo code AFIALUM during checkout.
LOOKING FOR EDITORS: We’re an LA/London based production company looking for an editor to work with us on cutting together a pop star’s concert/tour documentary. This is a paid position that is short term, but we have a lot of projects slated, so this has potential to turn into a longer-term position. You’d be working remote, and ideally would have your own editing set-up. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any reels or relevant information. This is an ideal position if you have a background in music and narrative!
The Department of Communications at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital Filmmaking to begin in the fall of 2020. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and filmmaker in narrative fiction filmmaking with demonstrable knowledge about a vast range of forms, approaches and sensibilities in all phases of the production process from screenwriting to post-production. Click here for the full post and application!
R&D is a consultancy agency in the advertising industry. We focus on high-end commercial directors — whether they are at the beginning of their career or are very established — and serve as consultants for commercial production companies, recruiting EPs and representation. I’m currently looking for someone that is interested in this corner of the industry. Someone that has a positive attitude and who is organized, takes strong initiative and has a keen eye for talent. The part time position involves:
- Keeping R&Ds social media up to date
- Researching up-and-coming talent through festivals: AFI, SXSW, Vimeo, Music Videos
- Researching alternative markets as well; France, London, etc.
- Organizing google docs and database
A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, this dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week. If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers, you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni.
Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit Giggster.com to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.
Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to email@example.com and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.
Looking for studio space and equipment rentals? Loyal Studios in Burbank offers 10% discounts to the AFI community. Contact Sadie Dean (AFI Class of 2011) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship — open until full Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing Big Vision Empty Wallet Kickstart Diversity Program — ongoing Catapult Film Fund — ongoing Cinereach Grants — ongoing Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers — rolling Film Independent Labs & Programs – ongoing Film Independent AbelCine Camera Grant — rolling Film Independent Camera Grant – ongoing Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling Firelight Media Producers’ Lab — rolling The Fledgling Fund — ongoing Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling ITVS Open Call — ongoing Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing Kaleidoscope — rolling Merge AR VR Developer Fund — rolling NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing OSVR Developer Fund — rolling Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing San Francisco Film Society’s Narrative Grants & Programs — ongoing Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing Sundance Documentary Fund — ongoing Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing YouPix Competition (Directors and Writers) — ongoing
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