The British Movie Institute, the UK’s lead group for movie, has posted the advert for certainly one of its prime jobs: the Director of BFI Movie Fund. Scroll down for the complete advert.
The function, which has been vacant for greater than a yr after Ben Roberts assumed the function of BFI CEO in late 2019, contains main on strategic funding of Lottery funds and serving to to extend variety. The job spec additionally requires extra funding in episodic work and new media.
Most of the BFI’s main roles thus far have been thought-about ‘jobs for all times’, a transfer opposed by these calling for extra variety of voices, however on this occasion the function has a set time period of three years “with a purpose to preserve variety of voice and method within the management of the Movie Fund”.
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BFI CEO Ben Roberts mentioned: “That is an thrilling time to guide the Movie Fund. The standard of UK movies launched during the last yr has been excellent, and storytelling and expression has by no means felt extra pressing. It is a main function that carries important duties – to help distinctive unbiased filmmaking, to make sure an openness in method and, above all else, have fun variety within the work we help. We’re searching for somebody with imaginative and prescient to guide a extremely proficient group and level the Fund to the long run.”
BFI Movie Fund Job Advert:
Director of BFI Nationwide Lottery Movie Fund
c£100,000 bundle together with pension and advantages
Fastened Time period for 3 years with potential to increase for an extra 1-2 years
We promote and help versatile working. This function will be based mostly wherever within the UK. Deliberate journey to BFI websites can be required, together with to our HQ in London.
The Director of BFI Nationwide Lottery Movie Fund will lead on the strategic and cultural course for our funding of Nationwide Lottery funds into filmmakers and new work, making certain that we signify the true breadth and variety of unbiased filmmaking within the UK, aligned to the BFI’s wider mission and technique.
The BFI has an excellent custom of supporting landmark new work, from Isaac Julien’s Younger Soul Rebels in 1991 to Rose Glass’ St Maud in 2020. You’ll proceed this apply, supporting filmmakers and tasks that actually embody the unbiased spirit.
We’re searching for a daring chief with a real breadth of imaginative and prescient, expertise in artistic storytelling and a ardour for illustration.
The function encompasses:
· Our Nationwide Lottery investments in movie manufacturing and growth via the Movie Fund
· Our nationwide expertise growth programmes, delivered via BFI NETWORK and different partnerships
· Our help for producers – together with via the BFI Imaginative and prescient Awards
· Our help for documentary filmmaking, which is presently delivered in partnership with Doc Society
As we tackle a extra expansive view of storytelling onscreen, additionally, you will be answerable for designing and creating our method to supporting episodic, interactive and immersive work. This implies exploiting the potential to create culturally wealthy narratives via new kinds, and anticipating arising alternatives in rising media.
Additionally, you will work intently on commissioning methods with colleagues on the BFI London Movie Competition and the BFI Nationwide Archive.
We’re dedicated to creating alternative for everybody, striving for the widest inclusion and illustration throughout all we do. The BFI Range Requirements drive change and finest apply in onscreen illustration and artistic management, and we’ve illustration targets for all of our funds.
Our investments in new work and rising expertise are a elementary component of this dedication and you’ll stimulate, champion and problem the group as you present continued management on inclusion. This implies embracing the brand new in all its kinds, and being as comfy welcoming the unconventional because the common.
You and your group will work with the CEO and BFI colleagues – and throughout business – to make sure the optimum situations for a wholesome unbiased UK sector.
Given the influential nature of the function, and with a purpose to preserve variety of voice and method within the management of the Movie Fund, this function is fastened time period for 3 years, with the potential to increase for an extra 1-2 years.
The BFI is presently reviewing its working mannequin. At current it’s anticipated that the function will report into the Govt Board, with an interim reporting line into the CEO till the brand new management group is established.
You’ll take pleasure in advantages comparable to our pension scheme, glorious help for working mother and father, 28-33 days annual depart, tickets to BFI festivals and occasions plus many others.
Additional particulars concerning the publish will be obtained by visiting http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/job-opportunities.
The cut-off date for functions is Thursday 4 February 2021.
First interviews can be held week commencing 15 February 2021.