General Information on working for interfilm


For the annual festivals interfilm and KUKI, but also for the short film distribution and sales as well as the agency sector, we are looking for employees, interns and volunteers for various areas at irregular intervals.

About the festival: Founded in 1982 in the squats of Kreuzberg, INTERFILM, now in its 39th edition, is the oldest and largest short film festival in the german capital and has developed a charisma over 4 decades that attracts international filmmakers and local film fans alike to the cinemas every year. The festival, which qualifies for the Academy Awards, has long been renowned beyond German and European borders.

INTERFILM and its sister festival KUKI - the Young Short Film Festival Berlin show more than 350 short films every year in more than 50 programmes, workshops and events. Both festivals see themselves as audience oriented festivals with a focus on narrative film. Both festivals have set themselves the goal of curately reflecting current political and social events and creating a space for strong films with progressive content. Representation, reflection and empowerment are at the centre of programmes that deal with themes of post-colonial heritage, social participation, global injustice, sexual and gender self-determination and anti-capitalist positions. In short: INTERFILM puts the central potential of short film, its ability to reflect the red-hot zeitgeist, first. The selected short films and the colourful, loud, loving audience show that this does not have to mean dreary discourse events under the aegis of old white men.

Since 2021, the artistic direction of the festival has been taken over by a 10-member programme commission. A step that firmly anchors the diversity and polyphony of the short film medium in the artistic orientation and curatorial practice of the festival. In addition to this committee, the main judges are mainly responsible for the programme, and in the viewing process they form the first step from approx. 3000 short films submitted to a coherent programme. Here, films are viewed, discussed, evaluated, proposed for programmes and thematically classified. Of course, the versatility of the viewing team's perspectives and cinematic approaches is just as important to us here as in the actual curation.

Please apply for advertised positions to the named contact persons via email, indicating the desired position in the subject line.
For general information on freelance work or internships at interfilm Berlin, please send an email to




from February 2023 (and in the following months)

For the November 2023 festivals, we are expecting over 3000 film submissions from all over the world. This submission process is a major organisational and logistical act that culminates in the film screening and judging. For this activity we are looking for several interns for three-month internships in the period May to August.


  •     Film data management in the database
  •     Digitisation and archiving of films
  •     film research on regional & thematic focal points
  •     International communication with filmmakers
  •     Film viewing and evaluation in viewing teams


  •     enrolled student or in the orientation phase
  •     good English, ok German
  •     Interest in film, cinema, festivals
  •     structured & concentrated way of working
  •     ability to work in a team & self-organisation


    The internships are part-time with 3 days/week.
    Unfortunately, the internships cannot be paid. Therefore, enrolment as a student (or the orientation phase) is very important. Further collaboration in the preparation and realisation of the festivals is possible.

Please apply with a current curriculum vitae in tabular form (PDF) and a short statement of motivation to:

Matti Swiec