Industry Events Programmer – London Film Festival



Salary: £30,141 to £35,622

The BFI is seeking an Industry Events Programmer to join the BFI London Film Festival Events Team to develop and deliver a vibrant, urgent and exciting industry events programme that positions the Festival and the UK industry within an international context.

The post holder will have a strong understanding of the International film industry but also an enthusiasm to engage with Series and Immersive/Interactive Digital Art and explore convergence between screen based storytelling forms.

Key responsibilities

  • Build on research and analysis of past events as well as your own strong understanding of the UK and international industries to develop an agreed number of industry-facing events as part of the BFI London Film Festival (including keynote lectures, debates, and panel discussions).
  • Engage with internal BFI and external stakeholders to develop content for events while ensuring scope and scale of discussion reflects the context of a major international film festival, and that events are designed to engage delegates and professionals from across the UK and increasingly from abroad.
  • Liaise with programme team colleagues to ensure we are drawing on a broad range of contributors and programming content that demonstrates the Festival’s engagement with other global cinemas and industries, where possible.
  • Recruit all speakers and contributors for all industry events, ensuring they draw on a broad range of voices, both culturally diverse and international.

About you

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working for a film festival or in a closely related cultural industry environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of programming and delivering a multi-event international film industry focused programme, including being involved in the creative process and event delivery.
  • Demonstrable experience in producing events that underline a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The role is predominantly based at BFI Southbank; however, in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic all team members are currently working remotely from home until the foreseeable future.

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 full details including how to apply, browse BFI opportunities

First interviews will be held in w/c 29 March 2021

The closing date for this position is 24/03/2021 at 23:59

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