Please be advised that program participants can only participate in ONE program component (Internships, Filmmaker, Networking) at a time per festival.
The Creative Minds Internship Experience is our most competitive and highly sought after program component, as we only accept a select number of interns per festival and for the lucky few the sky is the limit. The Creative Minds Internship Experience is geared towards individuals with career aspirations to work in the Film & Television industry. This unique experience affords the participants an opportunity to work intimately with a Film or Television company in a department pertinent to the participant’s career goals. It also provides the participants with an opportunity to prove themselves with a company that could hire them and launch their career. The program consists of an internship with a noteworthy Film or Television company, follow up assistance with post festival job securing and access to exclusive parties & networking events.
The Creative Minds Filmmaker Institute is designed to provide Short Filmmakers a platform to showcase their product while also educating them on how to capitalize on an international marketplace where films are bought, sold, distributed and financed.
Each participant will be put into a diverse group of filmmakers and given a camera, a laptop (with editing software) a microphone and one week to complete a 5-minute short film as a part of a Short Film Competition. All of the films are screened at the festival showcase and a panel of industry professionals judge the short films and the top teams and individual performances are awarded prizes and trophies.
Filmmaker Institute participants will also be able to attend daily networking happy hours, filmmaker workshops and Cinema Master Classes (Hosted by Industry Icons like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese & Sydney Pollack). All of which is geared towards aiding participants in expanding their knowledge of the film business, while also affording them the opportunity to make key contacts that will help them establish a career in the film industry.
So you’re an Actor and you’re looking to be cast in the next hot indie film. Maybe you’re a journalist looking to cover the biggest film festival in the world. Perhaps you have a script and you’re looking for a Director or financing. Or maybe you have no idea what you want to do and you just want to build your contact database. No matter which scenario fits you best, to take your career to the next level you need connections and The Creative Minds Network Connection will give them to you. This exclusive opportunity allows participants to setup pitch meetings, experience unique shadowing opportunities, gain access to key networking events and attend strategic workshops that will ultimately afford them the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and create a network that will allow them to take their career to the next level.