Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Internships
Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium
As an alumnus of this program, I highly recommend it. Telluride is one of the preeminent film festivals in the world, and the only one of its caliber to offer a program designed for undergraduates interested in film. Two years ago, a student of mine (at a different institution) attended, where he saw the world premiere of Moonlight (2016). After the film, he participated in a group discussion with the director, Barry Jenkins, and asked him if he could see a copy of the script. Barry gave him his personal email address, and sent him the script. This kind of magic happens every year at Telluride.
Applications are due March 19, and the festival takes place over Labor Day weekend. You need to write a short essay on your favorite film, and secure a letter of recommendation from one of your film professors (ask today, if you can). Participants get a free pass (worth hundreds of dollars), and a travel stipend to Colorado. The program accepts just one student per institution, so as a UNC student you have a chance of getting in (two of my former students have participated in the program). I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have.
-Martin Johnson, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Office of Distinguished Scholarships at UNC