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TCFF Film Fellows Mentorships

This information is for collegiate level students who are either majoring in a film related subject or have taken extensive production/film related courses at a college or university. Recent graduates may also apply (less than one year). The projects may vary from several days to several weeks either paid or unpaid.

Mentees are automatically invited to participate in the TCFF Film Fellows Program.

In order to be considered as a mentee, students must consider these guidelines:

• Complete the application form below with a short essay and basic information.

• Participate in either virtual or in person interviews with the host filmmakers prior to selection.

• If selected, commit to the project and participate in a professional manner such as arriving on time, good communications, safety awareness, positive attitude, etc.

• Be willing to work long hours for little or no pay.

• Complete a post mentorship survey.

If interested, please complete the google form below. As qualified projects arise, potential mentees will be notified via email of specific opportunities.

Questions should be directed to Charlotte Kodner, TCFF Education Director



2021-2022 Mentorship Projects

TCFF has recruited collegiate students for 22 mentorship opportunities from 7 different colleges and universities in the Twin Cities area. Below is a list of film and media content projects that supported the TCFF Mentorship Program. 

The majority of the projects remunerated mentees with a small stipend paid by the filmmaker or client.

Feature Films

Sins of the Father

Charcoal Skies


Short Films

Empty Space

Knits Branding

The Unbelievable Joy in Being Massively Delusional

The Barbra-Coa Bowl

Crazy Stupid Idiots

Le Dolce Vita 2

Commercials/Media Content

Benedict Business Seminars – Educational Presentation

Shops at West End – Commercial

3M Open Golf Tournament – Event Coverage

Inside Senior Living – Reality Show

EComm Convention – Sizzle Reel

Crescent Cove – Gala Presentation

MyTalk 107 – Live Broadcast

Mark Riddle Photography – photo shoot

Mentorship Graduates Credits/Experiences

Field Coordinator, FERAL – Outdoor Channel

Field Coordinator- Untitled Disney +/Hulu Project

2nd AC – BOYS IN BLUE Showtime Docuseries

Production Assistant – SCREWBALL Netflix Documentary