Programming Fellowship

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


Salary: £25,000, 0.4 pro rata, (approx. £800 per month)

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is inviting applications for the fifth year of its fellowship programme for UK-based early career curators, film programmers and critics.

About the role

We are pleased to offer one Programming Fellowships to join BFMAF from October 2023 for 5 months.

The Programming Fellowship, Associate Programmer role is developmental and mentored, creating opportunities for mutual learning in and around critical and audience focused film festival curation.

The successful applicant will join the festival as an Associate Programmer for the 19th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in early 2024.

Find out more and apply on the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival website, read the information and Job Description below in full before making your application

Key details

Working hours: 2 days (14 hours) per week
Contract: 5 months, part-time fixed contract, starting in October 2023
Holidays: 36 days annually, pro rata to contract. Approximately 6 days total plus TOIL for additional hours worked
Start date: October 2023
Location: Office 211, Berwick Workspace, Boarding School Yard, 90 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1BN

Staff can work flexibly between home and office locations. Programme meetings in Berwick-upon-Tweed take place on a semi-regular basis. Travel to the festival office is at employees’ own cost.

The Programming Fellowships at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival were created with the desire that film festivals offer more curatorial work, according to transparent and fair recruitment practices, than they currently do.

Previous Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Programming Fellowship awardees are: Christina Demetriou (2020), Dan Guthrie (2022/23),Tendai Mutambu (2019), Myriam Mouflih (2020), Ilinca Vanau (2022/23), and Becca Voelcker (2018).


Please refer to the ‘how to apply’ section on the job listing via the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival website.

Application Deadline: 10:00 am, Monday 11 September
Interviews: Monday 25 September

Access Support

Currently a Festival employee receives support via the UK Government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme. This funds practical support at work for people with a disability, health or mental health condition. We are happy to support applications from others who are eligible.

If you have any access needs, or barriers to access that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to let us know either before applying or as part of your application.

Contact for more information, with any questions, and for further support

The closing date for this position is 11/09/2023 at 10:00

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