New Producer Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the next round of New Producers, our training programme for people who’d like to better understand how to produce film events for audiences in Scotland.

About New Producers

The New Producers programme aims to provide a paid placement opportunity to work for a cinema or festival within Scotland. There are four roles available for individuals to create and produce film screening activity for an established film organisation. New Producers will be supported with training and will work closely with their Host organisation to learn all aspects of programming, marketing and delivering film screenings.

Learn more about our 2023/24 New Producers here.

The programme offers a placement of four months, based at a host organisation. The placement is offered part-time at the real living wage of £12 per hour. Each role is offered for four months, 3 days per week, 8 hour days.

Note: this may vary between organisations – to be discussed at the interview.

Host organisations

Host organisations for New Producer placements are Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF), Scottish Mental Health Arts Film Festival and Take One Action.

Please find more information about these organisations here.

Who can apply

You don’t need any previous film experience, just a passion for cinema and an interest in working in the industry.

  • Please note: this opportunity is not open to full time students.
  • Participants must have the right to work in the UK.

We welcome applications from those from Global majority backgrounds, lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people as we recognise that these groups are currently under-represented in film exhibition.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete an application following the steps below. When answering the questions, please consider other work you have undertaken and how some of these skills may be transferable or developed upon within this role.

You can apply in one of the following ways:

1) Complete an application via this Google Form


2) Submit a short video answering the questions below filmed on your mobile phone and email to:

Please also fill out the Equalities and Monitoring Form when applying for this role.

Application Deadline

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 May at 5pm. Interviews will be held on 30/31 May or 3/4 June.

For any additional questions, please call 0141 352 8618 or email