Do you have a passion for film? Would you like to gain paid experience in film exhibition? Then the Film Hub Scotland New Promoters Scheme could be for you.
We are offering an exciting paid opportunity for people who’d like to better understand how to programme films for audiences in Scotland through the New Promoters scheme. This role aims to increase the number of film programmers who are marginalised working for cinemas, festivals and venues within Scotland. This includes those 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.
This Scheme will be hosted by three organisations (more information below) between May-October 2020. Each candidate will work for one organisation but have the opportunity to meet and engage with others taking part in the scheme.
We anticipate the roles being offered on a part-time basis, approx 2 days per week for 5 months (with flexibility) paid at the Real Living Wage.
The role will be office based and you will be supported to show films and create events, learning about distributor negotiations, screening formats, film transport, venue selection, audience development and how to create an effective marketing campaign.
In addition to this we will provide training from film industry experts in selecting and showing films, creating and running events, organising festivals and marketing. 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. This can be done in one of the following ways:
1) Our online Google Form
2) A short video outlining why you would like to take part in the scheme filmed on your mobile phone, email to: email@example.com
3) Or if you don’t have internet access, then you can apply by text to this number 07971740678
Anticipated Working Dates
Take One Action: May 11 – w/c 5 Oct
SQIFF: 1 June – 30 Oct
Macrobert: 15 June – 16 Oct
Deadline for applications 5pm Friday 17 April
The New Promoters Scheme is supported by Film Hub Scotland.
Participating organisations include:
1) Take One Action nurture communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to foster a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, starting from Scotland – and rippling out beyond its borders. Established in 2008, TOA deliver the UK’s leading global change film festival alongside year-round impact and empowerment-focused screenings, training and networking opportunities. Since our creation, our inclusive, participatory activities have engaged over 65,000 people, bringing together local communities, filmmakers, campaigners, politicians, businesses and academics to explore and celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world. More information here: www.takeoneaction.org.uk/about.
2) Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is an organisation by and for LGBTQIA+ communities in Scotland. We screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to experience and work to break down barriers for different audiences to accessing film culture. SQIFF 2020 takes place 14 to 18 October in Glasgow. More information here: http://www.sqiff.org
3) Macrobert Arts Centre is a cultural hub for Stirling, the Forth Valley and Scotland, making active connections with people communities and ideas, for entertainment, wellbeing and understanding. We offer a huge variety of activities with over 400 live performances. From comedy, dance, family friendly, music, opera, art exhibitions, a range of opportunities for all ages to get involved, and a year round cinema programme. More information here: https://macrobertartscentre.org/about/