By: Coproduction Office
Business sector: Film Industry
Field of expertise: Editing, Post-Production
Paid Internship: 1200€ gross / month
Duration: 6 months, full time (if enrolled in university) / 3 months if not
Start date: as soon as possible
We are looking for a globally minded colleague, who is organised, result-oriented and has an interest in art-house cinema, to complete our team of ten people and work in a dynamic and international environment. You will assist our Editor, Benjamin Mirguet, our Editing and Post-production Coordinator, Pedro Ramos, and the Producer Philippe Bober by planning and participating in test screenings, preparing editing memos, editing demos, EPKs, of the films themselves.
Based in Paris and Berlin, Coproduction Office is an international distributor and producer of bold, award-winning films. Coproduction Office’s CEO and founder Philippe Bober has worked with prominent ground-breaking directors* from early on in their careers and has produced forty films to date. The majority of these films were selected for the main competitions in Cannes, Venice and Berlin, where they have received many major prizes, most notably the Venice Golden Lion in 2014 for Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, and the Palme d’Or in 2017 and 2022 for THE SQUARE and TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund.
Coproduction Office’s international sales division distributes a catalogue composed of films produced by Philippe Bober as well as acquired titles and restored classics, including Roberto Rossellini’s key films. The catalogue is unique for its artistic strength, with films that have an individual and distinctive cinematic language, and often daring content.
The number of staff has tripled in the past four years and Coproduction Office continues to grow as it diversifies its activities (which include a cinema and gastronomy project in Berlin and increased work on the restoration of classics). At the forefront of arthouse cinema in Europe, Coproduction Office is an international, dynamic, and inspiring workplace that offers its employees support, responsibility, and career progression. At Coproduction Office you will have the opportunity to work closely with films by some of Europe’s most exciting and accomplished directors.
*Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, Ulrich Seidl, Jessica Hausner, Lou Ye, Kornél Mundruczó, Cristi Puiu, Michelangelo Frammartino, Carlos Reygadas, Ruben Östlund.
Coproduction Office, alongside the respective directors, is actively involved in the editing and post-production process of the films. Currently, four films are in post-production.
You will assist our team of 3 editors on the following tasks:
Plan and coordinate test screenings.
Look for prospective test screening audiences; Improve and update the test screening audience database.
Prepare transcripts of the discussions following test screenings.
Help manage our Editing facilities.
Occasionally assist our editors or the director of the film with editing.
Work alongside the marketing team to create trailers and excerpts (press clips, film stills, etc.) of the films.
Communicate with the post-production team of each film and take delivery of the final film elements.
Assist with the creation of VOD film screeners.
Deliver film elements to the distributors for catalogue films, help improve the film material (research existing elements, support the restoration process).
Create and/or review subtitles and assist with the creation of Dialogue Lists if needed.
A native or fully fluent English speaker with an excellent command of German and/or French. A third language is a plus (Italian, Chinese, Korean or Russian in particular).
A cinephile with an interest in film analysis and an ability to formalize ideas.
Capable of synthesizing ideas in written form.
Flexible to work outside regular business hours and apt to deal with tight deadlines and stress.
Apt to self-manage, prioritise, and accomplish different tasks simultaneously.
Proficient with AVID, Premiere, and After Effect; Experience with DaVinci Resolve and/or Final Cut Pro is a plus.
Able to demonstrate experience in the film industry (previous experiences in film post-production processes is a plus), as well as interest in how a film sales company functions.
A team player apt to collaborate in a fast-paced and dynamic workspace with a proactive approach towards processes.
Gain valuable experience in editing while following the entire editing process and seeing the impact it can have on the audience.
Gain insight into different aspects of the company including sales, marketing, and production, as we are a small and flexible company.
Work in a multi-lingual environment with a friendly and motivating atmosphere with engaged and international colleagues who bring commitment and camaraderie to their work.
We look forward to receiving your full application with a cover letter in English at firstname.lastname@example.org (NB Applications without a cover letter will not be considered). Please also indicate where you saw this post.