Festival Producer

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  • Freelance
  • Full Time
  • London

Website London Short Film Festival

Reporting to: Artistic Director
Salary: £ 30,000 pro rata
Contract: Fixed Term, full-time
Dates: October 2021 – February 2022, 5 month contract, 5 days per week,

London Short Film Festival are seeking to recruit a confident and experienced Festival Producer who will become an integral part of the close-knit and dynamic LSFF team. The Festival Producer will lead and manage all aspects of festival production for LSFF 2022, which takes place across London from 14th-23rd January 2022.

Freelance fixed term contract: October 2021 – February 2022, 5 month contract, 5 days per week, 30k pro rata

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) highlighting how your experience, skills and personal qualities fit the role to akinna@shortfilms.org.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 17th September 2021. Immediate start preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

●  Managing funding and sponsor relationships
●  Maintaining relationships with venues, supporters and partners.
●  Compiling and distributing schedules and planning documents to all staff
●  Maintaining a detailed timeline and ensuring deadlines are met
●  Diversity and feedback recording, monitoring and compiling overall festival feedback from audiences, staff and partners
●  Overseeing full team programming meetings and documenting progress and action points
●  Be an integral voice in making key decisions for LSFF 2022, for example: questions around online platform pricing, where to place priorities for budget and resources
●  Coordinating trailer delivery, website and brochure build – working closely with the Marketing Manager to ensure strong, cohesive branding
●  Ensuring all communications with selected and competition filmmakers is clear and dealing with queries as they arise
●  Taking responsibility for budget and financial management, including reporting
●  Coordinating online platform build technical partners – ensuring that they have the most correct and up to date information (film credits, copy, images etc)
●  Coordinating geo-blocking films where requested
●  Overseeing the subtitling process with our technical partners
●  Overseeing and managing all in-venue staff
●  Ensure that we have the correct certification necessary for screening to take place
●  Organise and manage all equipment hire and set dressing where necessary

Person Specification – Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience of working on festival/s in a production role essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience of coordinating complex management systems
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Effective line management experience
  • Excellent communication skills in person, and over telephone and email
  • Experience of writing and researching funding applications and reports (desired)
  • Able to take accountability and ownership of complex situations

To apply for this job email your details to akinna@shortfilms.org.uk