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Dear Mr Shakespeare - one of the recent shorts in Sundance screening under a UK banner

17th March 2017

Jemma Desai, our brilliant Film Programme Manager for Shorts & Global Exhibition projects, is heading off on maternity leave and we're looking for someone to cover her post while she is away. Could that be you?

British Council’s Film department is looking for an energetic and creative film professional to join our team as our Film Programme Manager – Shorts/Global Exhibition. It's a part time role and based in London for a period of 9-12 months.

British Council Film department is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with our global network of colleagues oversees, we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and find opportunities for creative exchange between the film communities in the UK and those elsewhere.

We have a crack team of Film Programme Managers who look after our activities - and while Jemma heads off for maternity leave we don't want to let the programme slip.

As Film Programme Manager (Shorts/Global Exhibition) you will work to ensure the development, implementation and management of high-quality, strategic Film programmes which add value to the UK Film sector, meet specific regional requirements, and support the British Council’s cultural relations objectives by providing specialist expertise to British Council offices overseas.

This role has three equal elements:

-          Development and co-delivery of our Short Film activity offering support to the UK’s short film community, staging events, managing our programme of Travel Grants, and overseeing international short film showcase opportunities;

-          Leading on a range of offers for the Film team’s global exhibition programme including specifically delivery of our ‘EU Film Festival’ offer;

-          Taking responsibility for the general programme of Film activity in one region of the world.

About you:

You will have a track record of delivering film exhibition projects at varying scales; recent experience in short film, either in exhibition, development or production, and a background in either film event production,  programme curation, or in press, marketing or distribution. You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and enthusiasm for UK films and filmmakers, a keen interest in the UK industry, an awareness of who’s making what, and an understanding of the international Film Festival map. In addition you will need a good network of contemporary contacts across the UK film sector particularly in short film, sales and production communities, and proven ability to write effectively for a variety of different audiences.

This is a part time role - 3.5 days per week - so will very much suit someone who wants to maintain their industry links.

£25,758 - £32,463 plus London allowance of £3,300 (pro rata)

Full details and how to apply are here - and deadline is Sunday 2 April.