Assistant Producer

Birmingham Indian Film Festival


Salary: £1500 fixed fee

Birmingham Indian Film Festival is seeking an Assistant Producer.

The Birmingham strand of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), Europe’s largest South Asian Film Festival which has been running since 2010, which extended to Birmingham in 2015.

The festival presents a carefully curated selection of the very best new independent cinema from the Indian subcontinent including feature films, documentaries and short films by both acclaimed and new filmmakers. Films are shown at Cineworld, Broad Street and mac Cinema, Cannon Hill Park and The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen at The Custard Factory in Digbeth.

Job specification and scope of role

  • To work with the Head of Cinema, Birmingham to help deliver a programme of screenings and events for the Birmingham Indian Film Festival.
  • To attend regular Birmingham Indian Film Festival team meetings.
  • To liaise with counterparts in the core Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival team as required
  • To manage and update the festival website
  • To help develop relationships with targeted communities
  • To work with the Head of Cinema to develop and manage the festival social media strategy
  • To line manage the Volunteer Managers
  • To support in following up potential leads for partners, sponsors and advertisers
  • To support the festival’s evaluation process
  • To work with the festival’s Marketing and PR teams and appointed Regional PR Consultant/s to help in the successful delivery of the festival’s marketing objectives
  • To ensure that the reputation of the festival is upheld in terms of high-quality delivery and clear communication with partners, ensuring future goodwill
  • To present any expense claims in a clear manner with receipts attached, no later than one month after the festival end date
  • To report to the Head of Cinema any issues or problems in a timely manner
  • To undertake any other reasonable responsibilities with regards to this role
  • Manage own workload, priorities and administration effectively.
  • Provide clear and timely reporting to the Head of Cinema on all aspects of progress and management of your work.
  • Deliver excellent customer service and best practice in both internal and external
  • Work effectively in a team, sharing responsibility with and supporting colleagues.
  • Receive supervision and appraisal and be committed to own professional development; proactively setting goals and aims as part of this process

Person Specification


• At least 6 months working, or voluntary, experience within a cinema, film festival or other cultural venue
• Excellent organisational and administrative skills including numeracy, literacy and fluency with office IT
• Attention to detail, particularly with regard to managing workflow and the need for transparency when recording and managing public funds
• Ability to learn new systems, and suggest improvement
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Proactive approach to problem solving and asking for help
• An energetic approach to and understanding of the need for communication with a wide range of partners, stakeholders, teams and internal and external colleagues
• Understanding and awareness of a diverse range of cultures and traditions; enthusiasm to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
• Passion for film


• Film studies qualification
• Film journalism qualification or published critical writing, audio or video
• Familiarity with the work of BFI Audiences
• Experience supporting, mentoring or developing cultural organisations and talent

For further information on the role and details on how to apply, click here.

The closing date for this position is 20/03/2020 at 23:59

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