FEMME Alliance FAQ

FEMME Alliance FAQ

General

  • What is the FEMME Alliance program?
    FEMME Alliance’s mission is to address the underrepresentation of women working in the film, television, media and advertising industries. The internship program allows participants to produce content and learn about the business on a professional level in a professional environment. It covers areas from pre to post production with established timelines and deliverables. Participants will be able to increase their knowledge base and enhance their skillsets through hands-on engagement. An important aspect of the experience is teambuildingand leadership. Students will be mentored throughout the program. This includes one-on-one coaching by professional talent, peer-to-peer mentoring and group discussions. In parallel to producing their own content, participants have an opportunity to shadow professionals while they work. It’s another layer that helps to demonstrate as well as reinforce the student’s knowledge.
  • What is the purpose?
    Through FEMME Alliance’s fellowship program our aim is to bolster the numbers by offering an immersive, hands-on, interdisciplinary experience to emerging talent. We understand that success is determined by what one knows (i.e., “hard skills”), and the ability to lead and interact with others throughout one’s educational and professional journey (i.e., “soft skills”). Thus we integrate both hard and soft skills training into the program. This allows us to simulate real-life scenarios that are reinforced through hands-on engagement and mentoring by industry specific professionals.
  • What does the program consist of?
    The program consists of internship opportunities where the participant works on professional projects. We collaborate with companies to develop programs that will allow participants to work alongside professionals to produce content and develop business strategies. The projects
    vary based on company and industry. We’re always looking to collaborate with leading organizations to develop career opportunities.
  • When and where is the program located?
    The program is national and is held throughout the year. The time frames and locations depend upon our industry partners. We collaborate with academia and companies to create opportunities for emerging talent around their projects. Yet, we are not able to provide equipment and/or facilities for students to work on their projects.
  • Who can participate?
    College-level female students and recent graduates are invited to participate. We focus on applicants whose concentration / major focuses on the film, television, media and/or advertising industries.
  • What is the cost?
    The program is 100% free! All we ask for your enthusiasm, honest efforts, commitment, collaborative spirit and positive attitude.
  • What is the schedule?
    The schedule for each program depends upon the project. However, participants must commit 15-20 hours weekly. We work with participating educational institutions to offer approved credit hours upon completion. Our up-coming 2017 program runs from January through May in New York City, NY.
  • What project must be completed during the program?
    Students can work as an individual or in small teams to produce projects that will garner national distribution. The type, style and genre of the projects are determined by our partners. Participants will brainstorm, cerate their own outline and shot list as well as shoot and edit content. They must also create business strategies, giving them insight into the overall product ecosystem. Business strategies include budgets, branding, marketing, advertising and the like. The end product varies based on the partner. It can be anything from BTS vignettes and interstitials to webisodes and ad campaigns.
  • What do I need to participate?
    Participants must have access to equipment and/or the ability to borrow equipment from their educational institution. B~STEM Project or participating companies do not provide equipment, editing resources or facilities. Participants must have access to the tools needed to engage in the program.
  • When and where do I register?
    Registration is open on an on-going basis via our website. Acceptance is based upon the program’s industry of focus and location.We will post programs on our website as well as notify qualified applicants when program openings are available.
  • How many are invited to participate in the program?
    We will invite 2-10 participants per collaboration. We will also maintain a reserve list in the event an applicant we’ve invited is unable to participate. We ask that if you’re invited and your plans change to notify us immediately. As space becomes available we can send out additional invitations.
  • What is the criteria for being invited?
    College-level female students and recent graduates are invited to participate. We focus on applicants whose concentration / major focuses on the film, television, media and/or advertising industries.
  • When will applicants be notified?
    We will send invitations to applicants on a rolling basis prior to the start of the program.
  • Do you have to live locally attend?
    Participants must live in the city where the program is being offered. We do not provide travel and lodging.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    Yes, we call this our reserve list and the applicants on this list will be notified of any changes immediately. Reserve applicants must be prepared to participate upon short notice. Those who are on the reserve list will be notified prior to the start of the program.

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