Festival Producer (part time)

Bristol Pride


Salary: £150 per day

Bristol Pride are recruiting a part time freelance Festival Producer for our Queer Vision Film Festival (6 months)

Bristol Pride is an annual LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) festival which takes place across 2 weeks in July and celebrates the LGBT+ community through cultural and artistic events, culminating in a protest march through Bristol City Center and a free outdoor community focused music and arts festival.

Queer Vision is our LGBT+ Film Festival that takes place as part of the 2 weeks of events. Through our curation, we focus on widening engagement and increasing screening opportunities of, and for, LGBT+ films and filmmakers. After BFI stopped touring the annual LGBT+ film festival, we saw an opportunity to host our own and since then Queer Vision has grown. We now hold regular events and activities, our festival during Pride and we partner with national releases of LGBT+ films throughout the year.

Working alongside the Pride team you’ll play a vital role in producing the Queer Vision festival programme, supporting the festivals day to day running as well as using your creative flair to create and programme engaging content to reach our audiences.



  • Creating an exciting and innovative programme of events to showcase queer cinema, consisting of one outdoor screening with wrap-around content at a partner venue, a run of films to be screened at the Watershed including Iris Prize selections.
  • Support emerging and early career LGBT+ filmmakers in the south west region with the South West Queer Filmmakers Network and our South West Queer Shorts Competition where we partner with the Iris Prize as a selection partner for their Best of British Award.
  • Managing the submission and shortlisting process for South West Queer Shorts
  • Management of the Festival budget, balancing costs against income and fundraising. Seeking funding opportunities via grants, partnerships, sponsorship and ticket sales. Negotiating ticket prices and splits with partners.
  • Copywriting for the festival guide, producing a run down of programmed activities and supplying copy, timings, costs and images for publication to a tight deadline.
  • Developing relationships with national and regional portfolio LGBT+ film events
  • Working with the Marketing and Comms Manager to develop a strategy for promoting Queer Vision Activity including ad hoc screenings and core festival programming.
  • Managing Queer Vision led LGBT+ film networking events

During the event

  • Ensure smooth delivery of the Queer Vision programme of Events and screenings.
  • Coordinating any volunteers needed for event delivery
  • Liaise with the Marketing and Comms Manager for the promotion of events during the festival

Post event

  • Post event wrap up
  • Reviewing how the year went and making recommendations for the year ahead
  • Ensuring all invoices are in and signing off the budget


  • Passion for Queer Film
  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Experience working for a charity or not for profit would be desirable but not essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are an absolute must-have
  • The ability to develop and nurture strong and effective relationships with partners and venues
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Creative approach to producing events and film selection
  • Flexible, with the ability to prioritise work, time manage and adapt to changing situations
  • An in depth understanding of the LGBT+ community, its diversity and the challenges and opportunities that exist within it.
  • Adaptable, solution focused approach as the period around and in the lead up to the festival may require additional hours, can be face paced and may be stressful at times.


  • Knowledge of the local and wider Bristol LGBT+ community and groups, however we can support with connections.


  • Part Time, Freelance contract: March – August.
  • 57 days at £150 per day
  • You must provide your own computer to work on.
  • We have a flexible working policy, which includes remote working, office space is available in the centre of Bristol.


To apply please email your CV along with a cover letter outlining why you would like to apply for this role along with your relevant experience to info@bristolpride.co.uk

Interviews week commencing 13th February

The closing date for this position is 08/02/2023 at 17:00

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