Can you help us get UK films into the world's best Film Festivals?
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26th July 2018
Wendy Mitchell, our peerless Festivals guru, is finally heading back out into the real world. This is tragic for us - BUT it does mean a rare chance for someone to join us and take over the Festival Selector screenings programme she has managed so expertly for the last four years.
Though we say it ourselves, this really is a great job! It involves overseeing our series of Selector Screenings – a programme of bespoke UK feature film screenings staged throughout the year in London for the selection teams from the world’s top tier of Film Festivals. It’s a programme that operates at the highest level working with the senior teams from Toronto, Sundance, Cannes, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Berlin and many more, who all expect to see the best possible range of work from the UK on our screen, and who jockey for the chance to programme the big established names at the same time as searching for that new unknown discovery filmmaker.
To put the Screenings programme together we need someone who knows film festivals inside and out, and who is up to speed with who’s making what in the UK. It’s someone that both the festival teams will trust to show them the broadest range of material AND that the UK’s producers, sales agents and filmmakers will trust to find the best possible platform for their film. It's also someone who can talk confidently about UK films and festivals, often on a public platform.
Alongside the screenings, you’d be helping to organise and host selected informal meet & greet receptions in London where festival teams meet the UK industry (established and next generation) – and you’d have the chance to travel to key festivals (including Cannes, Berlin and Toronto) to help with the UK presence and profile.
It’s a part time role – 2 days a week – in the first instance for a year, and given it involves having real current knowledge of both UK talent and the makeup of the international festival circuit, it is anticipated that whoever takes the job will continue to work alongside it in their given field (which might be as as a producer, sales agent OR exhibitor).
It’s based in London, salary is £26,016-£33,112 plus a £3,300 London Allowance (salary and allowance pro-rata) – but comes with an excellent package of benefits.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 August 2018 – and all the details you need to apply are here
Find out more about how we work with Film Festivals here