Head of Programming

Berwick Film Festival


Salary: £8,000 fixed fee

The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is seeking a Head of Programming.


For its 17th edition, the UK’s leading festival for new cinema and artists’ moving image is seeking an experienced film programmer to fulfil a newly created Head of Programming role.

They will play an essential role in the curation, preparation and delivery of BFMAF’s Festival Programme. Working with the Festival Director, they will manage its team of three Associate Programmers and liaise with the Festival Office on the production and communication of film programmes.

In this exciting new Festival position, the Head of Programming will work directly with the Festival Director.

The successful candidate will demonstrate foresight and creative verve in their active experience and knowledge of moving image exhibition, whether in a festival, visual arts or online context. The Head of Programming must be open to innovation. Alongside the Festival team, they will seek pragmatic audience facing solutions to structural and environmental challenges facing contemporary cinema exhibition. The Head of Programming will have enough knowledge of any international ecologies of new cinema and artists’ moving image in which BFMAF sits, to comfortably work beyond these.

They will have strong experience of curating cinema in a film festival context as well as developing partnerships directly with artists, filmmakers, distributors, sales agents, commissioners and funders.

The Head of Programming will represent the Festival at a local, national and international level, supporting the Festival Director and Festival Manager in the continued development of the Festival. The appointed candidate must be a team player, self-motivated and extremely well organised.

Joining a small team of office, management and programming staff, this is a rewarding opportunity for the right candidate to extend their programming experience, further develop leadership skills and expand upon international networks.

To apply

Please read the full job description and complete the application form here.

The closing date for this position is 11/03/2021 at 23:59

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