The IAFOR Documentary Film Award is currently accepting applications for Festival Interns. Interns are expected to work 5-10 hours a week assisting with the preparations leading up to the Festival. We are currently looking for interns with the following skill sets:

  • Japanese Language Proficiency
  • Translation
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Publicity
  • Negotiation
  • Social Media

Internship commitments range from several months to several weeks in length.

The IAFOR Documentary Film Award office is located in Kobe, Japan. While we will consider applicants not based in Japan, priority will be given to applicants who can work with us in our office.

Due to the potentially large volume of submissions, you will only be contacted if your qualifications meet the necessary requirements.

To apply for an IAFOR Documentary Film Award Internship, please fill out the contact form below.


Submission Form

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Posted by Shawn Mahler

Los Angeles native Shawn Mahler has a wealth of experience working on film, video, and theater productions in the United States and Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Theory and Production from the University of California, Irvine. Shawn has spent over ten years in Japan where he has worked with numerous industry professionals to develop television shows, movies, and theatrical productions.