Industry Programmes Manager - BFI London Film Festival

British Film Institute


Salary: £37,374 - £44,163 per annum pro rata

The BFI London Film Festival is looking for a dynamic creative thinker with a deep knowledge of the film industry and an interest in other moving image industries to join their team as Industry Programmes Manager.

  • Fixed Term Contract: April 2022 – March 2022
  • Part time: 2.5 days per week

This is a both a strategic and curatorial role, reporting directly to the Festival Director and working closely with the Festivals events and guests teams on delivery. While this post has no direct reports, the role will be supported in the delivery of all activity by events and guest team coordinators.

Key Responsibilities
  • To work alongside the BFI London Film Festival Director to deliver against the Festivals strategic plans for developing industry programmes and contribute to longer term planning.
  • Continue to assess and develop these plans based on evidence and evaluation from previous Festivals and make recommendations for the future
  • Building on analysis of past events and own strong understanding of the UK and international industries, develop impactful industry-facing talks and events as part of the BFI London Film Festival (including keynote lectures, debates, and panel discussions).
Skills & Experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working for a film festival or in a closely related cultural industry environment.
  • Demonstrable success in curating a major multi-event international film industry focused programme
  • Demonstrable experience of evaluating programmes against a strategic plan.
  • Strong UK and international knowledge of and contacts within the film, television and moving image industries.

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.

About the BFI

We support diversity and inclusion and actively welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, both of non-white ethnicity and/or those who identify as D/deaf and disabled. We guarantee a first interview to those from our under-represented groups on meeting our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps and our commitment to Black Lives Matter can be found on our website.

The role is predominantly based at BFI Southbank, however, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic all team members work some days at home and in the office as agreed by management team collectively and reviewed on a regular basis.

This is a part time role working 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE) and it’s expected that days will be worked flexibly with a concentration in the build up to the Festival and across the majority of the Festival itself (5-16 October 2022)

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.

To apply

Further details about the post can be found on our website.

First interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 April 2022 via Zoom.

The closing date for this position is 31/03/2022 at 00:00

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