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WHFF Programming Fellowship 2023-2024

The Woods Hole Film Festival Programming Fellowship was created in 2020 in order to develop a new generation of Film Festival Programmers. The Fellowship is an opportunity to learn the basics of how to review and consider film festival submissions, develop a multi-faceted Festival program, create a lineup and schedule and learn about the film festival industry as a whole.

About the Fellowship

The Woods Hole Film Festival will select 5-6 Fellows to participate virtually as part of the screening committee and programming teams.

The Fellowship dates are October 2023 through May 2024.

Working under the direct supervision of the Associate Festival Director/Submissions Coordinator, the Fellows will participate in the screening and programming process from beginning to end and learn how to review and evaluate films and how to develop an overall program. Additionally, the Fellows will be provided with opportunities to meet virtually with film festival industry professionals from many other festivals.

This is a volunteer-based program. There is no financial compensation or stipend available for fellowship participants.

Requirements/Benefits of the Fellowship

  • Screen 3 – 5 hours of films weekly and develop a written evaluation for each film based on Festival criteria. (Amount of time will vary and may increase around the submission deadlines.)
  • Participate in monthly submissions review meetings with Submissions Coordinator and Programming teams.
  • Participate in monthly learning/networking opportunities with industry professionals and learn more about the festival industry.
  • If available, attend the Woods Hole Film Festival (travel stipend and housing may be provided) to introduce films, moderate Q&As with attending filmmakers and assist with hosting filmmaker events. (July 28-August 4, 2024)


  • Knowledge of and an appreciation for independent film.
  • The Fellowship is a virtual program and all meetings and review platforms will take place on web-based platforms. Fellow must have ability to access and use programs and platforms used by Festival.
  • Prior experience in written or verbal film assessment and evaluation.
  • Availability to participate in the entire program pursuant to Festival rules and code of conduct.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning about programming and the film festival industry as a whole.

Application Deadline is Friday, September 22, 2023.

Contact John Gamache at techdirectorwhff@gmail.com