Special Screenings
Traveling Festival


 Call for Interns/Volunteers!

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is an international documentary film festival to be held Stanford University, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and San Francisco from October 19-26, 2008. A competitive, human rights based festival that focuses on global issues, UNAFF covers a broad range of subjects including racism, refugee protection, war and peace, environmental survival, homelessness, famine, children, women's issues, universal education and economic sustainability. In the past 11 years, ten documentaries have received Oscar nominations and three have won the Academy Awards for Best Documentary. UNAFF continues its presentations during the year through the UNAFF Traveling Film Festival held throughout the US.

If you have an interest in filmmaking and/or human rights issues this is the perfect chance to get involved in a community-based nonprofit organization. It is an opportunity to not only gain experience in film festival planning and behind the scenes action, but to see many documentaries that are rarely seen elsewhere in the United States. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet and talk with filmmakers! To thank you for your help, you will receive a complimentary UNAFF film  festival  pass  for  you and a guest and a UNAFF T-Shirt.  This is your chance to make a difference for your community and increase your own awareness about human rights issues that affect people globally. Depending on individual experience and interest, potential intern/volunteer activities include:

1. FUNDRAISING Campaign – Fundraising Coordinators will identify and contact organizations that can donate money to the festival. Prior fundraising experience is a plus, but not required.  (As a nonprofit organization, we generate funding through various grants, foundations, local community organizations and corporations.)  

2. SPONSORSHIP Campaign – Sponsorship Coordinators will identify and contact organizations via e-mails and phone calls using an already prepared sponsorship letter. This is different from fundraising in that sponsors have a greater commitment (more of a partnership) with the UNAFF based on their contribution level. Good communication skills are essential.

3. PUBLICITY Campaign – Marketing Coordinators will be directly involved in generating publicity for the festival through the media (newspapers, radio and TV). Involvement will include assisting in development of press release and press kits, as well as other marketing materials. Intern will also gain experience in the coordination and execution of a press conference. Good organizational and communication skills.

4. FESTIVAL Logistics – Event Coordinators will help with promotional festival events, ticket selling/taking, transporting tapes, coordinating sessions, selling t-shirts, making sure the bookstores and ticket office have brochures, setting up food, pick up and escorting filmmakers, mailing, building and maintaining database, etc. – all the myriad tasks required to make this a smooth-running festival.

If you are interested please contact us at or call (650) 725-0012. Also, please visit for more details about the festival.

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Main Festival Screening

October 19-26, 2008
Stanford University, Palo Alto

Traveling Festival

November 15, 2008
Sonoma County

March 1, 2009

March 13 & 14, 2009

Hyde Park

March 16, 2009

Washington DC

March 18, 2009


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