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Now recruiting: New Promoters

Film Hub Scotland is looking for fresh talent to kickstart film exhibition careers.

We are offering exciting, paid training opportunities for people who would like to understand how to curate and host film events for audiences in Scotland. With each round of the New Promoters scheme, we hope to reach more passionate people who may have faced barriers to working in the industry.

Participants will work with amazing festivals, cinemas, and other film organisations across the country to produce and promote their own events. They’ll learn about every stage of the process along the way. 

You don’t need any previous film experience, just a passion for cinema and an interest in working in the industry. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete an application.  

The scheme has great value for learning and development. Don’t just take our word for it; read what two of our 2021 participants had to say here.

The New Promoters Scheme aims to increase the number of programmers who are marginalised curating films for cinemas, festivals and venues within Scotland. This includes those who are marginalised due to race, gender, sexuality, age, class, and disability. This comes from a recognition that these identities are not adequately represented within the Scottish screen industry. 

Positions are offered as 51 days – part time (3 or 4 days) for four/five months, at the real living wage of £9.90/hour. More information about how this is structured within the participating organisations can be found below. 

When completing the form please consider any other work you have undertaken (whether in film or not) and how some of these skills may be transferable or developed upon within this role. Please note that those who are currently in full time education are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

You may choose to apply in any one of the following ways:

1) Complete our online application form here and our equal opportunities form here.

2) A short video answering the questions below filmed on your mobile phone, email to: j.atkinson@ayafilms.org

3) By text or WhatsApp to this number 07971740678

Apply by 5pm, Monday, 9 May.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 23 May.

The New Promoters Scheme is supported by Film Hub Scotland which is a project of Glasgow Film. Find out more about Film Hub Scotland via our website, or via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

More about the participating organisations:

Centre for Contemporary Arts 

CCA is a hub for creative activity. Alongside CCA’s visual arts programme of exhibitions, artists’ events and residencies, the venue hosts a range of festivals, creative organisations and arts groups who bring their own events to CCA through an open source approach to programming.

This year-round programme includes music, film, theatre, dance and literature. In 2019-20, CCA worked with 239 programme partners, and we continue to work with a broad range of partners during this pandemic recovery period. This broad and experimental programme encourages a diverse audience to experience the arts. At the heart of all activity is the desire to work with artists and present new projects to the widest possible audience. CCA also houses an archive covering over 40 years of CCA and its predecessor, The Third Eye Centre.

Film and artist moving image in CCA’s curated programme are linked to its exhibition and public engagement activities. The films are often used to highlight specific themes and questions, allowing further points of access. 

CCA offers space and resources to test, take risks and grow the programme of film partners such as SQIFF, GSFF, Document, CinemaAttic and Take One Action. We act as a key mechanism within Glasgow cultural make-up, providing opportunities to underrepresented ideas, individuals and organisations that might not so readily have an outlet, due to various coalescing socio-economic factors and barriers to access.

CCA envisages that the Associate Film Programmer via the New Promoter scheme will work with them in developing a programme of screenings. These could either make use of the CCA’s purpose-built cinema, equipped with DCP, 35mm and 16mm projectors, or online via CCA Annex, which acts as an online project space for CCA’s curated programmes. 

Find more information here.

Africa in Motion Film Festival 

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual film festival taking place in Scotland. Now in its 16th year, AiM makes it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industry professionals from the continent through its programme.

AiM’s mission is to empower African and Black artists from the diaspora to take control of their own narrative, celebrate their heritage, and showcase their stories to global audiences. They practice this by curating the very best of African cinema, exploring the depth, complexity and vibrancy of the continent, the people who live there, and the stories it holds, past, present and future.

The New Promoter is welcome to work remotely, but it is likely that some availability to attend meetings in person will be required. The role would start at the beginning of July and last until the end of November, initially 2 days a week, building to 3 days a week as we approach the festival in November. Days can be flexible and negotiated in advance. The role will involve supporting the festival director and producer with a variety of tasks to deliver the festival.

Find more information here.

Havana Glasgow Film Festival 

Havana Glasgow Film Festival showcases Cuban cinema and culture within Havana’s twin city of Glasgow, Scotland. The festival, established in 2014, celebrates local identities and cultures and the thriving artistic talent that exists within both cities. The annual festival in November screens the best Cuban documentaries, features, animation and short films and facilitates discussions and dynamic cultural and educational events. Havana Glasgow Film Festival also runs special projects at other times of the year.

The New Promoter will work closely alongside the Festival team and be responsible for curating one event, co-producing 2-3 events and supporting the team with digital marketing for the Festival overall. The successful candidate will work 1-2 days in June to meet the team – then 2-3 days mid July-Nov 2022 working more intensely during the build up to the festival and during the week of the Festival (9-13 November)

Find more information here.

Screen Argyll 

Screen Argyll supports all forms of film exhibition, promotion, and engagement throughout Argyll. We deliver screenings, festivals, film education, film and animation production, resources, and community projects across Argyll and the Isles. Screen Argyll provides opportunities for remote communities to connect through film and supports venues to engage with the widest possible audience.

Sea Change is a Film Festival and Development Lab on the Hebridean Island of Tiree, hosted by Screen Argyll. Sea Change provides a dedicated space for women in the industry to develop professionally and personally. Set on the beautiful and remote island of Tiree; time away from your inbox will bring fresh air and insight to your immediate and distant horizons. The annual celebration of Women in Film will welcome audiences to live screenings on the island and online from 23 – 25 September 2022. The weekend will include workshops, talks and special guests.

The New Promoter can either be based at the Screen Agryll office on the Isle of Tiree or working remotely. Some availability to attend meetings in person are required. The ability to work in person from the Isle of Tiree from the Tuesday 20th September – Tuesday 27th September is essential. The role would start at the beginning of July until the beginning of October, initially 2 days a week, building as we approach the festival in September. Days can be flexible and negotiated in advance. The role will involve supporting the festival director and producer to deliver the festival. You will gain experience on all Festival operations, providing essential administrative and logistical support for all aspects of events delivery, both online and in person, on the Isle of Tiree and across satellite venues.

Find more information here.

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