Young Aspiring Filmmaker (YAF) Internship
YAF Summer Internship Program

FFTF is seeking candidates for our 2018 Young Aspiring Filmmaker (YAF) Summer Internship Program.  The Program starts in mid-July and ends in mid August 2018. While our summer program is free, candidates are selected on a competitive basis.

The candidates selected will work with a team of FFTF producers, mentors and other student volunteers across a variety of film and media projects for our 2018 Summer Film Program.  All internships are non-paid.

The 5-week volunteer internship provides opportunities for young filmmakers to learn key aspects of filmmaking and sharpen their skills as film directors, cinematographers, editors, gaffers, grips, boom operators, sound designers, screenwriters, and production assistants. At the end of the summer program, the selected candidates will also have a completed film and/or media project to add to their portfolio and resume.

YAF Internship Highlights for 2018

Selected Candidates will:

  • Produce an audio drama podcast for our 2018 Summer Film Program
  • Participate in sound capture, sound creation & design, and sound editing workshops
  • Participate in screenwriting and video production workshops 
  • Make new friends working with other volunteer students who share your passion for filmmaking
  • Meet industry professionals

Application Deadline
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - COMPETITION NOW OPEN 

Notification Date
Selected Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis and announced on or around Friday, July 6, 2018.

Submit Your Application for YAF Today! COMPETITION NOW OPEN 

If interested, please send your application to:

By email: 

Or by mail:

Filmmakers For Tomorrow Foundation
641 S Street, NW, 3rd Floor                 Washington, DC 20001

No application form is needed. Submissions must include:

  1. A Statement of Interest that introduces yourself and communicates why you are right for this opportunity. Statement should also demonstrate that you meet any of the age, residence, or education requirements as stated above. (no more than 2 pages)
  2. Your Resume
  3. Links to your video(s) or media project(s)
  4. (Optional) Letter of Recommendation (must be from a non-relative)

Internship Requirements and Application Process:

  • Preference will be given to candidates between the ages of 16-25. All candidates must be residents of Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Candidates under the age of 18 must submit a signed parental consent letter with their application.

  • Preference will be given to high school, college and university students in the DC metro area.
  • Candidate must have some prior filmmaking experience or classroom experience (high quality cell phone videos that demonstrate the candidate's knowledge of storytelling are acceptable).
  • Candidate must be able to commit a minimum of 8 hours per week for 5-weeks to participate in the YAF Internship. Most of the filming is expected to take place on weekends.
  • To keep our commitment to promoting diversity in filmmaking, we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.
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