Senior Film Programmer

BFI London Film Festival


Salary: £36,024 - £42,570 per annum

The BFI is seeking a Senior Film Programmer to lead the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) programme team and work together with curatorial teams across the BFI’s new strands of programming.

You will be responsible for leading a team of internal film programmers and also an extended group of external curatorial advisors to deliver an exemplary international programme that is diverse, informed, and cine-literate, whilst also welcoming to a wide range of audiences. The role encompasses significant stakeholder relationships and team management, and we are seeking a programmer who is knowledgeable, curious, passionate, and an effective leader who can creatively enable those who report to them.

You will work closely with the BFI Festivals Director and the Programme Manager, and will appoint and manage a team of freelance curatorial consultants, playing a key role in the ongoing development of the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) as a major international Festival delivered to an exemplary standard.

You will have worked in programming within film festival environments or related fields for five years and will have gained leadership experience for at least two of those years.

You will have gained an excellent knowledge of international cinema and will have a proven track record of overseeing effective, collaborative working across a range of teams.

Based at BFI Southbank, 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.

  • This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023.
  • First interviews will be held on Thursday 6th February 2020.

For full details and to apply, click here.

The closing date for this position is 29/01/2020 at 23:59

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