Young Programmer

London Short Film Festival (LSFF) 2019


Salary: £750 fee

London Short Film Festival are excited to present an opportunity for a 16-19 year old programmer to join our festival programming team and support on the delivery of a number of events for our 16th edition (11 – 20th Jan 2019).

Reporting to the Festival Producer and programming team, this role will involve entry-level programming support with scope for more involvement in a role that can be tailored to the strengths and potential of the successful candidate.

With support from the wider programming team, the role will serve as an introduction to programming film events to new and established audiences, catering to different tastes as well as diverse approaches to event delivery. This role is offered with support from BFI Lottery Funding.

  • Freelance fixed term contract: Start date: ASAP.
  • Part time with flexible hours, to be discussed at interview.

Detailed job description:


  • Work with the festival programming team to support on the curation, administration and delivery of special events for LSFF 2019.
  • Research and feed in on development of these events as necessary.
  • Ensure Festival team are kept up-to-date with how events are progressing.

During festival

  • Support on delivery of the festival programme ensuring all parties (inc. programming team, special guests, venues, audiences + all other stakeholders) are satisfied and events run smoothly.
  • Ensure troubleshooting of any problems as they arise.
  • Ensure that audience feedback forms are filled out.
  • Technical experience with film formats and events set up is desirable, but not essential

Post festival

  • Contribute to wrap reports and evaluations for Festival Producer
  • Ensure that any main points from wrap report are on the agenda at festival team debrief meeting.

Minimum Person Specification:

This role is exclusively for applicants aged 16-19. We are committed to addressing under-representation and particularly encourage applications from women, Disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

An enthusiasm and passion for film and cinema should be evident. Successful applicants will be confident in working independently towards tight deadlines and have the flexibility to commit to the role both in the office and during the festival delivery period in January. Some experience in the programming or delivery of film programmes or events would be a bonus but is not essential.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV and a covering letter (max. 1 page) outlining your suitability for the role, and including a paragraph about your favourite short film or a short film which has influenced you to:

The closing date for this position is 19/10/2018 at 12:00

Subscribe to our mailing list

What would you like to receive emails about? *
* indicates required