The Oldenburg International Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals for independent cinema in Europe. In addition to this focus on young, independent cinema, the program includes special series, tributes and retrospectives honoring exceptional filmmakers and actors. In addition, the renowned German Independence Awards and, since 2012, the Seymour Cassel Award are presented.

For the planning, organization and realization of the 28th Oldenburg International Film Festival (September 15 - 19, 2021) we are looking for you in the time from June/July until the end of September.


What we expect:

For all our internships, we require independent and responsible work as well as a high level of commitment and the ability to work under pressure. Due to our international team and network, a good command of English is a must. In order to organize an event of this size, you should be a team player and an organizational talent who can manage both administrative tasks and the creative planning of events. Your profile is completed by a confident handling of the Microsoft Office package, flexibility and a willingness for hands-on support.


What we offer:

In return, we offer you practical experience in cultural and event management, a wide range of opportunities to actively contribute yourself, and involvement in the organization of a renowned, international film festival. An internship at Filmfest Oldenburg is the ideal way to gain your first experience in the culture/film sector and offers entry-level opportunities in various areas of cultural management, such as film and material coordination, guest relations and event management. In any case, this also includes working closely with the festival's programming department, which you will support with your own ideas and by conducting extensive research. Translated with (free version)


Our departments:

July to mid/end of October

The cultural public not only perceives Filmfest Oldenburg through the media, because we also provide an appealing presentation of our program in the festival catalog and on the internet.


What you can expect:

For the visual representation of Filmfest Oldenburg, content management tasks include researching, requesting, creating and managing powerful images, engaging text, posters and other outward-looking materials. This is done in close collaboration with the program department.


What we expect:

This area is where most of the contact with domestic and international filmmakers and industry representatives takes place in the run-up to the festival. Therefore, very good English skills and telephone skills are a great advantage. Knowledge of image editing programs, such as Photoshop is desirable.


June/July until end of September

We are looking for organizational talents and team players to support the event management team in the preparation and execution of the opening and closing events, gala receptions, award ceremonies and various other events.


What to expect:

You will oversee your own events, maintain databases and be responsible for the smooth running of the event. Collaboration with other departments regarding the delivery of sponsorship merchandise and presentation materials is essential in this process.


What we expect:

Working under time pressure even outside of a regular workday should not bother you as much as completing parallel tasks in a timely manner. Independence, creativity, flexibility and a willingness for hands-on support complete your profile. Initial experience in event or project management is desirable, but not a must.


July until end of September

The press department of Filmfest Oldenburg is the link between the festival and the regional, national and international media (online, TV, radio and print).


What to expect:

In addition to general reporting, duties include writing reviews of individual films and arranging interviews, as well as conducting press screenings, preparing press conferences, and answering numerous press inquiries.


What we expect:

To assist the press department, you will have initial experience in PR and press relations as well as communication and interpersonal skills. You should be able to work in a calm and concentrated manner and be prepared for repetitive tasks such as database maintenance to be just as much a part of your daily work as press handling at evening events.




Please send your application from now on by e-mail to:


Oldenburg International Film Festival
c/o Fabian Schulz
Lange Straße 53
D-26122 Oldenburg