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Student Opportunities


Tufts FMS strives to provide our students with the best experiences and sometimes that includes finding additional media opportunities for them to participate in. Please check back occasionally for updates - and contact Gina O'Connor if you have anything you'd like to let us know about!

Crew for FMS Student Projects
Crew Needed for Directed Study film project

Project Title: Grease

Story: Arnie, a young runaway, is working the graveyard shift at a fast-food restaurant when he is approached for help by a desperate mother, Mrs. Sullivan, looking for her son who has disappeared.

Dates: We will be filming the nights of November 5th, 6th, and 7th, which are a Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday respectively.

In search of: We’re looking for students interested in the roles of 1) Assistant Camera, 2) Production Designer 3) Sound Recordist, 4) Production Coordinator. Please reach out to Naomi Roberts at, or 203-984-5634. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Tuft Opportunities
The Power of Storycraft: Essential Skills for Creating Media that Matters

Join Tufts’ journalists at The Institue for Storycraft & Information Gathering's "The Power of Storycraft: Essential Skills for Creating Media that Matters" Symposium. Through an impactful keynote, panels with industry experts, and a networking reception, you can expand your storytelling toolkit and position yourself for making connections in the media, journalism, writing, and communication fields. Hurry, register for free tickets today, seats are filling up fast! 

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Saturday, October 21, 1 pm – 5 pm EDT

Pathways for Creatives in Marketing & Advertising

Hosted by Tufts Career Center. Brian Pope is a Lead Recruiter for Creative Circle, a recruiting and consulting services company that specializes in digital marketing and creative staffing. Join Brian and the career center virtually for a conversation on pathways for creatives in the marketing and advertising fields. Come prepared with questions for Brian!

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November 7, 12-1 pm

Tufts Campaign School

Want to work on a political or advocacy campaign? Or better understand what young campaign staffers actually do and how to get a job doing it? Join the Tufts Campaign School 2024, week-long program for college undergrads to learn how campaigns work, hear from industry experts, visit New Hampshire, and more during a presidential election year! Apply by October 30th to reserve your spot.

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Applications open

Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts

At the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts, we develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset among Tufts students, alumni, and community members. We give them the tools to take action and lead with impact through entrepreneurship and innovation. Currently accepting applications for Ideas and Pitch Competitions (10/23).

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Applications open

Non-Tufts Events
Massachusetts Production Coalition Student Media Summit

SPOTS AVAILABLE! A special one day event for students preparing to enter the film, television, and digital media industries!

Come together with fellow film and media students! Student Media Summit features: a Career Panel with recent college grads sharing insights on launching their careers; Crew Up Lunch networking session for students looking for collaborators and crew; and a special Pitch Fest contest juried by a panel of experienced professionals.

If you are interested, please email by October 16

The Global Peace Film Festival

Founded in 2003, based in Central Florida, the Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) uses the power of creative media to further the cause of peace on earth. The GPFF has presented programming around the world, partnering with film and arts festivals in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, as well as at other film festivals in the United States. Visit their website for viewing opportunities.

Filmmaker Awards and Opportunities
Humanitas College Screenwriting Awards

Humanitas College Screenwriting Awards recognize writers whose work advances the Humanitas mission and who are currently enrolled in a college or university program. Humanitas annually awards two prizes which recognize excellent student screen and television writing: The David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Award and The Carol Mendelsohn College Drama Award. The two student-writers selected each receive a trophy at the annual Humanitas Prizes Event in September 2023, a $20,000 cash prize, a professional notes session, and a copy of WriterDuet. Applications open in February

Student Academy Awards Competition

The Student Academy Awards is an international student film competition. Each year, college and university film students from all over the world compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative and Alternative/Experimental.  Competition opens in March

Television Awards and Opportunities
Television Academy Foundation

The College Television Awards have recognized excellence in student-produced television content since 1979. The Awards have grown from two categories in 1979 into a competition with submissions from over 100 schools nationwide in nine different categories. Since 2019, thier nominees have also enjoyed the exclusive opportunity to network and connect with industry executives over three days of experiential programming culminating in the awards ceremony. These activities include networking with Foundation alumni and Television Academy governors, customized field trips, panel discussions, and skill-building workshops with industry leaders. Applications open October 2, 2023


The College Television Summit features industry leaders, including Emmy winners, creative and business executives, agents, and more, providing college students with an insider's guide to a career in the television industry.

The Television Academy Foundation's general program offers year-round experiential learning opportunities in Spring, Summer and Fall for students interested in exploring all facets of the entertainment industry.

Dates vary, check out their website for details

Film Festivals
Wicked Queer Film Festival, Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (formerly the Boston LGBT Film Festival) was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour. Wicked Queer is the 4th longest running LGBTQ+ Film Festival in North America and is an all volunteer organization. Their mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories. Wicked Queer is a sponsored project of the Queer Film Institute.

Mystic Film Festival

Mystic Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent feature-length and short-form narrative films and documentaries from around the world. The festival brings together a diverse group of filmmakers and audiences to explore ideas, discuss the filmmaking process, and celebrate creativity. Through engaging community events, industry panels, and film screenings by acclaimed and up-and-coming talent, we aim to make the festival a special experience for filmmakers and audiences alike.

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival: Young Emerging Showcase

YES (Young Emerging-Filmmakers Showcase) established in 2021, celebrates new and emerging filmmakers. The YES program features films showcasing the work of current and recent graduates from colleges and universities as perhaps their first opportunity to present finished work to the general public. YES Award finalists attend and participate in Festival activities, include a filmmakers roundtable in September. A first place prize of $1000.00 is awarded to one individual helping to fuel the winner’s next creative endeavor.

Trinity Film Festival

Trinity Film Festival (TFF) is a platform for collegiate filmmakers to exhibit their work to the widest possible audience of peers, professionals, and local audiences.

Undergraduate students from all around the world submit films to TFF in the hope of being awarded the opportunity to visit Cinestudio Theater in Hartford, CT and present their films to a packed audience in a venue without peer.

Arlington International Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is an award winning organization with its mission being to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film

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