Production Manager

London Indian Film Festival


Salary: £4,000 fee (plus reasonable expenses)

London Indian Film Festival is looking for a Production Manager for their June-July Festival.

London Indian Film Festival Ltd (LIFF), with Manchester Indian Film Festival (MIFF) and Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF) are together UK and Europe’s largest Indian film festivals.

We premiere independent Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan films and British Asian films. Over the last 12 years the festival has developed partnerships with the UK’s top cinema venues, and has its own 4K OTT platform and shows on BFI Player too.

The Role
  • Contract: April – July 2022
  • Hours: Part-time (2 days per week until June, 3 days a week in June, 10 days full time during festival period)
  • Working pattern: Flexible and remote working

The Production Manager will be expected to:

  • Liaise with the Festival Producer to ensure the smooth delivery of the London festival;
  • Work with the Festival Producer to deliver a programme of screenings and events for the Blue Orchid Hotels London Indian Film Festival;
  • Work with the Festival Producer and Programmers to ensure planning and smooth delivery of online events/screenings, including guest speakers; co-ordinate the inputting of all festival content on the online streaming platform, collating assets from producers/distributors and other stakeholders;
  • Manage and update the festival website ( working with the website manager;
  • Attend regular meetings of the core festival team, one evening, every week until the festival starts;
  • Help securing screening permissions / certifications for the festival from all relevant London Councils in good time before the festival tickets go on sale;
  • Line manage the Head of Volunteers and through this role the contracted volunteer Festival Venue Managers to deliver on-the-ground events and screenings during the festival
  • Devise and collate and disseminate data from the festival’s evaluation process, working with the Producer and Head of Marketing; including the detailed post festival analysis for sponsor reports;
  • Work with the festival’s Marketing and PR teams to help in the successful delivery of the festival’s marketing objectives;
  • Work with the Producer and Director to ensure that international guests flights are booked in a timely manner and then to liaise with the Festival’s Talent Manager to ensure the smooth talent visits to the festival;
  • Liaise with the Sponsorship Manager to ensure that the sponsors requirements are understood and integrated into the production process, in liaison with the Producer and Director;
  • Ensure that the reputation of the festival is upheld in terms of high quality delivery and clear communication with partners, ensuring future goodwill;
  • Present any expense claims in a clear manner with receipts attached, no later than one month after the festival end date;
  • Report to the Festival Producer any issues or problems with partners in a timely manner;
  • Undertake any other reasonable responsibilities with regards to this role;
  • Communicate and collaborate with the festival’s Project Mangers in Birmingham and Manchester on production logistics
Person Specification
  • At least 12 months proven Production Management experience working within a cinema, film festival or other cultural venues.
  • Must be based in the London.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as high-level interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starter with organisational and administrative skills including numeracy, literacy and fluency with office IT.
  • High attention to detail, can manage own work-flow, and confidential or sensitive information. Can work flexibly by managing the changing task priorities and problem shoot.
  • Proven experience maintaining updating spend via an excel spreadsheet.
  • Demonstrated ability and tools to organise workload, use electronic communication systems and email, plus manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • An energetic approach to and understanding of the need for communication with a wide range of partners, stakeholders, teams and internal and external colleagues.
  • Proven passion for film exhibition and moving image.
  • Can work evenings and weekends as part of the job role commitment.
  • Awareness of South Asian culture/film culture is an advantage, but not essential.
  • Awareness of UK South Asian minority communities eg. Deaf, LGBTQIA+, language groups, an advantage, but not essential.
To Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to:

The closing date for this position is 14/04/2022 at 23:59

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