Borderlines Film Festival is the UK's largest rural film festival taking place in Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. The 11th edition was held at 39 venues over a 17 day period in early March and featured 210 screenings from world and British cinema with a slate of distinguished guest speakers and special previews. We enjoy a strong following with attendances at 16,000 for 2013 and increasingly draw in audiences from further afield. Our ambitions are to build the Festival's reputation, reach and overall attendance further.
With support from BFI and Creative England awarding funds through the National Lottery, we have undertaken a detailed audience survey in 2013 and are now seeking executive consultants to market our assets and bring in new partnerships through corporate sponsorship, private income streams and media sources for the 2014 Festival. The consultants will be expected to devise an action programme and deliver new partnerships by November 2013. Success will be measured by the delivery of new partnership agreements: these are very much executive rather than advisory roles.
Applicants must be free to start work immediately, demonstrate a successful track record with examples, have festival experience, be prepared to attend meetings as part of the fee and expect to work independently undertaking their own research.
Maximum Fees: Sponsorship £4,000; Private Income Streams £2,000; Media Partners £2,000. Separate funds are available to cover design and print for a sponsors' package.
Applicants can apply for one, two or all three elements of the consultancies.
How to Apply
Applications must be sent via email to email@example.com by the deadline of 24 June at 5.30pm and include:
• A maximum of 3 sides of A4 per consultancy, detailing approach
• CVs outlining experience and track record
• Proposed fees
• Two Referees with full contact details
Candidates for interview will be notified by 28 June and interviews will take place on 2 July in Herefordshire.
If you have wish to discuss this further, in the first instance please get an overview of the Festival by visiting the website www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk and then contact Naomi Vera-Sanso, Festival Director on firstname.lastname@example.org