Freelance Marketer

BFI Film Audience Network


Salary: £1,600 fixed fee

The BFI Film Audience Network are looking for a Midlands-based marketing freelancer to support the release of two new feature films in May-June as part of FAN New Release Support.

Since 2016, the BFI Film Audience Network has been creating innovative, grassroots press and marketing campaigns across the UK, all with the aim of building audiences for new independent film releases. We are looking for a Midlands based marketing freelancer to support the release of two new feature films in May-June including the upcoming Sound of Metal (18 May) as part of FAN New Release Support, a UK wide project led by Watershed in Bristol.

This is an opportunity for you to connect with other freelance practitioners from across the UK, work closely with venues and get insights about the opportunities the BFI Film Audience Network has on offer. The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN)  is a collaboration of eight Film Hubs (Film Hub Midlands is one of them) with a membership of over 1,300 cinemas, film festivals and other film exhibitors across the UK.

Working with cinemas on incredible films like A Fantastic WomanPeanut Butter Falcon and Burning, FAN has worked with local press and online bloggers, flyered, flash-danced, Instagramed and Facebooked, organised panel discussions and special events, created GIFs, zines and badges – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live in the UK, find out about great independent films screening near them.

You are:
  • Passionate about film.
  • Into arts, culture and entertainment.
  • Experienced in marketing and or arts/event promotion preferably in the Midlands.
  • Organised, pro-active, a self-starter.
  • Good at networking and building relationships.
What’s on offer?
  • A fee of £1600 (£800 per film, based on four days work)
  • Find out more about freelance opportunities in film marketing where you live.
  • Network with other UK-based freelancers and cinemas.
Before you apply

The current UK wide pool of freelancers is majority white, cisgender and non-disabled. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector (for example you are from a community that experiences racism, you did not go to University, you had free school meals as a child or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equality Act 2010), and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, you can book time with one of our team. Please request this via email. (We will not ask you to disclose your background)

We  also  guarantee an initial chat  for anyone who identifies as one or more of the above and fulfils the minimum  criteria for  the role. If you would like this to be a consideration, please indicate  this  in your  statement  in support of your application.

If you have any access, childcare or other needs, or if you would like to arrange a call or video chat then contact FAN via email.

Please send in a CV and a short statement outlining your experience relevant to the role. (200 – 400 words max) Applications should be sent to Ti Singh:

The closing date for this position is 29/03/2021 at 09:00

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