SEEfest cannot exist without the fabulous interns and volunteers who are working behind the scenes day in and day out, especially between January and May. We’re putting the spotlight on these dedicated cinephiles who make the annual festival a reality.
Nejra Kravic comes to Los Angeles by way of Sarajevo. She’s a Media Studies major at Pomona College.
Here’s Nejra, in her own words…
What attracted you to volunteer for SEEfest?
I have volunteered at film festivals before and wanted to continue being a part of a community that cherishes film as an art form, all while bringing together viewers and artists alike.
How long have you been involved with SEEfest and the Festival and what volunteer positions have you held?
This is my first year as an intern at SEE fest and I could not be more excited! I have volunteered at the 2019 festival.
Are you involved in the film industry? If so, what do you do? How did you get started?
I have an enormous interest in the film industry, and besides volunteering for a couple of film festivals and working at Pomona College’s film equipment service, I am also a Media Studies major looking to pursue a professional career within the field.
What’s your favorite film and why?
That might be one of the hardest questions ever! I feel like I am always going through ‘’phases’’ with certain filmmakers and genres. Right now, I am a huge fan of Andrei Tarkovsky, a famous Russian director, and the majority of his filmography. I enjoy the inherent poeticism of his films, as well as his appreciation of one’s relationship with nature.
Tell us a bit about your life: where are you from; what do you do for a living; what do you love about Los Angeles and how long have you lived here?
I am from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and currently a rising junior and an international student at Scripps College in Claremont, California. My favorite part about Los Angeles, besides the incredible weather, is the abundance of things to do around the city. I like going to the movies, exploring museums, bookstores and coffee shops, or simply hanging out with some friends at the beach.
What do you look forward to most about working with SEEfest?
Before becoming an intern at SEE fest, I was always involved with film festivals during the actual event season. I would love to take part in everything that comes prior, and learn more about what it actually takes to keep a film festival running throughout the year.
Please say hello in the comments and welcome to Nejra Kravic to SEEfest!
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