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2021/2022 Beach House Pictures Singapore Online Internship

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Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Number of Vacancies
Paid internship
Start Date
15 Nov 2021 - 31 Jan 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Aug 2021
Applications Close
6 Sep 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Media Studies
Film & TV
Creative Writing

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

New Zealand

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
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This opportunity is for a documentary filmmaker or students majoring in film and media to undertake a two-month internship with Beach House Pictures – Singapore and Doc Edge New Zealand.
This internship, with one of Asia's leading production houses, will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to learn, experience and develop co-production documentary projects between New Zealand and Asia in a supportive, international setting.

About Doc Edge

Doc Edge is run by The Documentary New Zealand Trust, a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland, New Zealand. It is New Zealand's Oscar-qualifying premier international documentary film festival and delivers a public programme of screenings throughout the year including both in-theatre and as well as online events. This also includes a strong education programme for students.

Doc Edge also presents a strong regional industry programme to support and upskill filmmakers and facilitate opportunities for New Zealand filmmakers.

Doc Edge programmes/services include:

  • Doc Edge Festival (New Zealand's premier international documentary film festival) Doc Edge Awards (Academy Award-Qualifying)
  • Doc Edge Schools (free screenings for students Year 5 to tertiary)
  • Doc Edge Industry (including Forum + Pitch + Rough Cuts + Clinics)
  • Doc Edge Exhibition (interactive VR/AV digital projects and special events)
  • Good Pitch Aotearoa New Zealand.

About Beach House Pictures

Beach House Pictures (BHP), a Blue Ant Media production company, is one of Asia's largest independent film makers. 

Headquartered in Singapore and operating in China, Japan and the US, Beach House Pictures specialises in factual and unscripted programming for international streamers and cable networks, creating many high-profile TV series.

BHP is a multiple-international-awards winner and has been credited for four consecutive years, (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) in Realscreen Television’s Global 100 list of the world’s most innovative and influential production companies.

About the Internship

In previous years, the Foundation has sent interns to Singapore to undertake an internship with Beach House Pictures to learn about their experiences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's internship with Doc Edge and Beach House Pictures will be held remotely using daily conferencing. The internship will focus on the critical Development and Pre-Production stages of documentary production.

The successful applicant will have opportunity to work closely with BHP development team to brainstorm new ideas, answer pitch briefs from channels and clients, research and organize stories and write up documentary pitches for an international audience.

At the completion if the internship, the intern will have actively contributed to several major documentary projects in various capacities. This detailed exposure to the development and pre-production process will provide the intern with valuable knowledge, skills, and techniques to successfully transform ideas and concepts into greenlit projects.

Depending on the location of the intern, there could be an opportunity to be based part of the time at the Doc Edge studio in?

Internship eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be NZ citizens or permanent residents
  • a documentary filmmaker, students or graduates majoring in Film or Media Studies who are interested in developing a better understanding of Southeast Asia's screen industry.
  • be able to do online and offline research and have good writing skills.
  • be creative and confident in expressing new ideas, multitasking and good at time management.

We welcome applicants committed to further their professional development and welcome gender and ethnic diversity.

What's covered

  • This is a paid internship. Other expenses such as laptops are not covered.
  • Management of the programme
  • The Asia New Zealand Foundation, DE and BHP will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.

How to apply

Click the "Apply now" below to start your application.

You will need to upload a copy of:

  • your cv 
  • your academic transcript 
  • a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying. 

When you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you including a copy of your completed form and submitted documents. If you do not receive this, please contact [email protected]

Selection process

  • Applications close Monday 6 September 2021.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid- September 2021.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate.
  • The successful candidate will be advised in October 2021.
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in November 2021

Terms and conditions

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting requirements

Interns are expected to write a 600-word article (with accompanying photos) on their internship that will appear on the Foundation's website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.


If you have a question about the internships, first check Frequently Asked Questions page and if your question is not answered there, please email the Foundation's project coordinator internships Linh Le:  [email protected]

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Associate Degree or higher
Study Field
Media Studies
Film & TV
Creative Writing

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
New Zealand