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AFI DOCS (formerly SILVERDOCS) seeks VOLUNTEER SCREENERS for the 2014 Festival
AFI DOCS seeks Volunteer Screeners to be an integral part of the programming team. Screeners review a minimum of 40 feature and short (combined) documentaries submitted to AFI DOCS 2014. Potential Screeners should have a critical eye and knowledge of film, and be able to write articulate and concise evaluations of the films they review. Screeners must have a DVD player, reliable Internet access, and a qualified point-of-view. Screeners are required to pick up films for review at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD during regular business hours.
Should you be selected as a Screener, in return for your services you will receive an all-access Screeners Pass to the 2014 AFI DOCS Festival, held June 18-22, 2014. The Screeners Pass gives you access to AFI DOCS screenings, Conference sessions, and parties and events. Screeners are also invited to watch movies for free at the AFI Silver Theatre year-round (with some exceptions).
If you would like to apply to be a Volunteer Screener, email Programming@AFIDOCS.com with the following:
- RESUME - highlighting any film experience/expertise/interest you may have;
- COVER LETTER - detailing your interest in the Screener position, and your knowledge of documentary film in general and of AFI DOCS in particular;
- TWO FILM EVALUATIONS – 250 words each – of any two films that you've seen in the past six months. This will give us insight into your writing style and critical perspective;
- TOP TEN LIST – of favorite films of all time, with a particular emphasis on documentaries.
Please send all of the application materials at the same time via email. We will be scheduling orientation sessions at the AFI Silver Theater for all those Screeners selected to participate.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact AFI DOCS' Programming Manager, Sarah Bilodeau at: SBilodeau@AFI.com.