Festival Publicist

(Paid—mid April - June 30th)

The Festival Publicist (FP) reports to the Executive and Artistic Directors and supports every aspect of festival press.


Responsibilities and qualifications:

  • Serve as publicity contact for films and filmmakers (pitching and securing media coverage)

  • Manage press materials

  • Coordinate and communicate filmmaker press schedules

  • Manage special events and press lines as needed

  • Log and distribute press breaks and compile a comprehensive post Festival wrap report.

  • Compile and track festival coverage in Google Drive.

If you are interested in applying, send an email to info@ifpchicago.org with FESTIVAL PUBLICIST as the subject line, and attach your cover letter, resume and why you want to join the CUFF staff in the body of the email. An IFP Chicago staff member will contact you to set up an interview. CUFF is a program of IFP Chicago.