EIFF Curation Fellowships

Centre for the Moving Image


Salary: £1,824 fee

Curate-It, in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), is excited to offer seven 13-week Curation Fellowships for candidates at the beginning of their careers who are keen to develop their skills in film curation. Successful candidates will learn about the practices of film curation and in the process implement their own screening event as part of the 75th edition of EIFF.

About the Fellowship

The fellowship will take place part-time over 13 weeks, during which you will work through the Curate-It digital course, receive mentoring from professional curators, and work as a cohort to share your experiences as you undertake the programme and curate your events.

The programme is aimed at beginners or those with intermediate knowledge of film curation. At the end you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse films you want to curate
  • Understand the theories and practices of film curation
  • Negotiate rights to films
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Create budgets and funding applications
  • Implement screenings and events
  • Monitor and evaluate events
  • Screen events online and/or in real life

In addition to their learning, participants will be provided with a budget to implement their own online screening event(s), to be hosted on the Curate-It VOD platform as part of EIFF (taking place 12 – 20 August 2022).

2022 EIFF Curation Fellowship Theme

In 1972, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) presented the first global film event entirely dedicated to the cinematic achievements of female directors. Comprising works drawn from historical and contemporary cinema, the Women’s Film Festival was produced by Claire Johnston, Lynda Myles, Laura Mulvey.

Honouring the spirit of the original event, EIFF welcomes the opportunity to work with independent collaborators in 2022, to craft a bold, political, and wildly celebratory responses to the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Film Festival.

These paid fellowships are open to Scottish-based talents who share a protected characteristic and identify with one or more of these categories: women, non-binary people, and agender people.

This programme is made possible through Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund supported by Creative Scotland.


To see full details of the opportunity, including information on how to apply, please download this document.

The closing date for this position is 29/04/2022 at 17:00

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