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It's not too late for a summer internship!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Harvard College students looking for a summer (entertainment) internship? Contact the Director of the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program, Marie Kim, at hsip@harvardwood.org ASAP to learn more about this exclusive opportunity in Los Angeles.

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Chicago Int'l Film Festival is accepting entries

The Chicago International Film Festival is now open for entries. The 53rd CIFF will be held October 12-26, 2017.

Films are programmed for public screening in a diverse selection of competitive and non-competitive categories. Each film is presented in one or more of the following sections and is placed at the discretion of the Programming Committee.

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Seeking 1-2 volunteers for 6/12 Global Networking Night in LA

We're looking for volunteers to help out at the registration table alongside Harvard Club of SoCal volunteers for Global Networking Night on Monday, June 12th! The event runs from 6-9pm at the famed EP & LP Rooftop Lounge, and as usual, the LA GNN is expecting a big crowd.

Additional event details about Global Networking Night are here. If you can help out, please contact us soon—thank you for your help and volunteer time! In addition to our gratitude, volunteers will receive 3 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.

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Now accepting submissions to the 2017 Harvardwood Writers Competition

We are now accepting submissions to the 2017 Harvardwood Writers Competition!

Industry professionals, with support from the Harvardwood Board of Directors, will evaluate all scripts entered to determine the winner and two runners up from each category. Results will be announced in late Fall 2017.

Winning scripts will be read by an array of industry professionals, including literary managers, agents, and development professionals. All winners and runners-up will also receive free admission to the 2017-18 Harvardwood Writers Program module of their choice and a small cash award.

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Welcome to the Harvard Class of 2017!

Harvardwood heartily extends our congrats to the University's newest graduates!

To celebrate their achievements as they start their post-Harvard adventures, we are thrilled to welcome members of the Class of 2017 to Harvardwood with a $10 discount off their dues. Our annual membership fee is ordinarily $45/year ($3.75/month), but members of the Class of 2017 may join Harvardwood for $35/year. This offer is only valid for new Harvardwood members. To receive your membership gift, email us with your full name, as registered with the College, and we'll send you the special link to become a member.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Harvardwood Heroes!

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2017 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

This year's Heroes are:

  • Shaun Chaudhuri AB '15 | US National Committee for UN Women

  • Juliana Han AB '03, JD '08 | PCMF Community Engagement Initiative 

  • Betsy Storm AB '14 | Better Angels

  • Sara Lynne Wright AB '09 | Living History

Read more about the 2017 Heroes' community service projects.

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Students, still time to join the 2017 Summer Internship Program

“HSIP not only got my foot in the door, but also turned out to be a windfall, producing this ripple effect where attending a panel presentation turned into an internship, that turned into exclusive meetings with studio executives, then landed me paid positions in precisely the kind of job I’d had my eye on,” says HSIP Director Marie Kim.

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Attending the Festival de Cannes? Let us know!

If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Cannes this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community!

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2016 Heroes Update: Raz Mason MDV '09

We got the update from 2016 Harvardwood Hero Raz Mason MDV '09, who works in a high-poverty, high-trauma middle school with about 620 students and proposed a class called "MindUP & Movies". The course educates students on neuroscience, research-based mindfulness, and positive character traits – especially using the mechanism of mainstream movies, working through the positive character trait (PCT) curriculum developed by TrueSpark.org.

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Free Documentary Filmmaking Training | New Immigrant & Refugee Visions

Apply to be one of ten new immigrants and refugees from the Boston area to learn documentary filmmaking!

Each participate will produce his or her own short film about the challenges faced or the contributions made by their community. Your film will be screened across the country to inform public opinion and influence decision makers about the experiences of new immigrants and refugees.

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Bay Area members, tell us what you want out of Harvardwood!

Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the SF/Bay Area Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a community dedicated to the cultural sector.

Now through May 15, 2017, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for NorCal-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we revive the chapter. TAKE THE SURVEY!

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Get 1 year of FREE membership: Host an intern this summer (LA & NY)

What's an easy way to get a year of free Harvardwood membership? Host an intern this summer in Los Angeles or New York!

Harvardwood seeks accommodations hosts for the 2017 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) participants. The HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media, and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA.

Because several of these internships are unpaid, many HSIP participants are in need of free or discounted accommodations to help defray the costs of accepting these opportunities. 

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