Programming Leads

London Short Film Festival


Salary: £24,000

London Short Film Festival is looking for a UK Programming Lead and an International Programming Lead to join their team.

About London Short Film Festival (LSFF)

Founded in 2003, LSFF is a BAFTA-qualifying, internationally regarded independent short film festival. Since then, with a commitment to peripheral voices, we have strived to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives across intersections.

Each January, LSFF hosts ten days of short form, conversation and multidisciplinary curation. We present between 250 – 500 British and International films each edition, collaboratively programmed down from 5000+ open submissions. We also present Special Events and an industry offering of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and workers. In addition, we organise events outside of the main festival dates as part of our year-round offering.

We pride ourselves on an 18 year ethos of giving screen-space and visibility to unconventional and thoroughly independent filmmaking, and our programming seeks to situate the contemporary in dialogue with its history and the world at large. We consider LSFF as both a platform where filmmakers can define their careers, and a celebrator of the archival treasures that got us here.

To apply

Please read the individual job descriptions.

We particularly welcome applications from people under-represented in the film festival community, including disabled people, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, people from low socio-economic backgrounds and others with protected characteristics who are under-represented in the creative and cultural industries.

To apply for either of the two vacancies:

Send your CV and a cover letter to:

Please tell us which role you are applying for and why you are a suitable candidate.

Plus, include with your application:

  • A review of 600 words or fewer of a short film that you have enjoyed in the past six months.
  • A short synopsis/programme description about this film for use on the website (maximum 80 words)

The closing date for this position is 02/04/2021 at 23:59

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