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So here it is. The very first day of my two month internship with the Pacific Arts Moment, the arts non-profit that annually runs the San Diego Asian Film Festival, one of the largest exhibitions of Asian international and Asian American cinema in North America. Every year, Pac Arts invites thousands of people to theaters all across the San Diego area to see a screening, sit for a Q&A panel, or even get the opportunity to meet famous Asian celebrities - including George Takei, Jamie Chung, and Harry Shum Jr! So I'm nervous. It's been my dream to work for the organization for a good couple years now, especially since my degree concentration is in Asian contemporary arts. (Perfect fit, right?) This morning while I was getting ready - blowdrying my hair, ironing my clothes, etc. - I couldn't help but feel like Marji in one of my favorite animated movies, Persepolis, when she's getting ready to go out into the world, but of course, not until she's done waxing her legs. Anyway, all I'm saying is I'm determined to finally get to work! Over the next month or two, I'll be publishing cards all about my internship and what I learn on the way to opening a massive 10-day film festival. I hope to not only give you some fun 'behind the scenes', but also insight on what it's like to be an arts administration intern! Now cue the "Eye of the Tiger". I'm going in.
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This sounds really exciting! Good luck, and I can't wait to hear all the details~~
3 years ago·Reply
I'm so bummed I wont be in town for the SDAFF this year! I'll be living vicariously through you :)
3 years ago·Reply
@EightyNine @sophiamor Thanks, guys! I'm really looking forward to sharing my experience with everyone! It's always such a big production and I can't wait to tell you all about it.
3 years ago·Reply
@caricakes I will make sure every good movie has a 'Reserved for caricakes' sign so you can be there in spirit.
3 years ago·Reply
Thank you for sharing your experience. It sounds so interesting! Can't wait to read more...
3 years ago·Reply