Film Booker – Programme & Acquisitions



Salary: £29,055 - £34,338 (plus benefits)

Fixed Term Maternity Cover 9 – 12 months

BFI Distribution is the team which ensures that films from the BFI’s extensive collections reach the big screen. We handle nationwide theatrical releases, making restored classics, archival discoveries and challenging contemporary titles available to the widest possible cinema audience. We also promote and book out titles from the full range of BFI collections – including the holdings of the BFI National Archive – to a vast range of exhibitors (from major festivals to pop-up cinemas) in the UK and worldwide.

BFI Distribution is looking for a Film Booker to join a busy team of four. The post-holder will be required to make bookings on BFI films both within the UK and internationally, working with a very wide range of titles, formats and exhibitors, with the main focus on promoting our Archive holdings. The post holder will also promote BFI titles pro-actively to programmers and be adept at identifying new business and screening opportunities in both the theatrical and non-theatrical sectors.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in either film distribution or exhibition. An excellent knowledge of the history of British and world cinema is a must, together with a thorough understanding of film copyright clearance and the technical aspects of film (both analogue and digital) and silent film. With outstanding communication skills (written and oral), you will also be able to promote BFI Distribution at a range of industry events. First-rate IT skills are essential.

Based at BFI Southbank with some travel to the BFI National Archive in Berkhamsted you will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

For further details including how to apply, browse BFI opportunities.

First interviews will be held in week commencing 23rd September 2019, second interviews in week commencing 30th September 2019.

The closing date for this position is 12/09/2019 at 23:59

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