Script Analysis | Film Analysis | Event Production

The Great Lakes Christian Film Festival is proud to participate in college internships with your college or university. We have a great opportunity for students during the summer session to gain experience and earn internship credits for your school’s programs (contact your departments coordinator to participate). This summer we welcome college students from the University at Buffalo and Houghton College to intern for several opportunities.

There are several steps to building to this event. We have script and film submissions that our team reviews and rates according to several standards, such as technical, content, etc. Our final date for submissions is June 30, 2022. We will have all submission reviewed and selected by August 1, 2022. As an intern you have a few options on how you would like to participate.

#1) Script Analysis: All screenplays are scripts, but not all scripts are screenplays. … A screenplay is always written to be played on a screen — movie, television or computer screen. But a script may also apply to a stage play, a video game, a radio program or computer programming script. Our festival reviews scripts that are screenplays for film, tv, or social media platforms. Script analysis is the major tool directors and others use in the film and theatre to turn a written script into the three-dimensional production, and is the tool that allows an artist to interpret the various words the writer has given them and, ultimately, to transform them into live action.

#2) Film Analysis: Our festival accepts films from all genres, and can be narratives, documentaries, music videos, etc., and are in long or short form. Film analysis is the process in which a film is analyzed in terms of mise-en-scène, cinematography, sound, and editing. One way of analyzing films is by the shot-by-shot analysis, though that is typically used only for small clips or scenes. Film analysis is closely connected to film theory.

#3) Event Production: Our event returns for a 5th year, to the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga, next to the Galleria Mall. Preparation begins immediately after the previous event, by securing the venue and begin accepting submissions for the next season. Event Production includes topics such as Planning, Marketing, Coordinating, Management, and Executing. You will learn all the aspects of a successful event; budgeting, scheduling, site selection, acquiring necessary permits, coordinating transportation and parking, arranging for speakers or entertainers, arranging decor, event security, catering, coordinating with third party vendors, and emergency plans.


These internships are non-paid sessions, but may lead to a paid position in the future. The key is to get your school credit and experience to pass on to the next opportunity. If you are a student and are interested in having your school participate, go to the contact us page and enter INTERNSHIP as your subject. Please include your schools representative that is responsible for internships. If you are a representative in your department and would like to include your students for internships, please go to the contact page, or email us at:


Thank you and we look forward to working with you,

Shawn Patrick Greene, Executive Director, Great Lakes Christian Film Festival