Media, PR and journalism students are being urged to get involved in Sheffield’s International Film Festival (Doc-Fest) that returns to the city in June.
Last year the festival hosted the premiere of former Daily Star journalist Rich Peppiatt’s expose of tabloid dark arts, One Rogue Reporter, and a documentary about the life of legendary Sunday Times editor Harold Evans.
There were also appearances by NASA astronaut Gene Cernan – the last man to set foot on the moon – and by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker along with music by another famous Sheffielder, guitarist Richard Hawley.
This year Doc-Fest are keen to recruit students for blogging, live tweeting, handling social media, working with the PR department and other vital tasks during the festival that is held at The Showroom cinema and other venues around the city centre from 5-10 June.
Staff from the festival will attend the Pathways Creative Media Industry event from 10-4 pm Wednesday, 18 March, in the Cantor building, to explain the benefits of working as a volunteer.
Journalism lecturer David Clarke said: ‘Competition is fierce for a places working with Doc-Fest and this event is largest gathering of people working in the documentary film industry anywhere in the UK.
‘This is your opportunity to gain invaluable experience of PR, marketing, communication and there may be an opportunity to pitch your idea for a documentary to a panel of decision-makers.’
There is a deadline of 23 March for applications to work for Doc-Fest.