Submissions & Pre-Selection Lead


Submissions & Pre-Selection Lead
Job Description

 Oct 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018


The Submissions & Pre-Selection Lead oversees all aspects of the film submission process and the pre-selection of films done by the Screening Committee.


Job Description:

  • Oversee Film Submissions:
    • Maintain online film submissions on FilmFreeway, including festival listing and photos, entry rules and guidelines, awards, etc.
    • Publicize Call for Entries, with deadlines, to filmmakers through web, email, social media and partners
  • Manage Film Pre-Selection:
    • Assemble a list of members of pre-selection screening committee members
    • Develop, send and collect committee member agreements
    • Review film submissions on FilmFreeway and receive curated film screeners from IFF Programming Team, either as physical media or online links to streaming content (mostly Vimeo)
    • Distribute media or links to committee members. Ensure that films are viewed and reviewed within one week of receipt.
    • Build and maintain database (spread sheet at this time) of pre-selection committee members and tracking sheet of films as they go out for review and as reviews come back. Follow up with committee members who fail to submit their reviews one week after screener is sent
  • Attend Meetings:
    • Attend weekly programming team meetings.
    • Attend bi-weekly Illuminate team member meetings.
    • Schedule and host group screenings (“Movie Nights”) for Illuminate team members and screening committee
  • Programmer duties:
    • View high-potential films and provide personal input on programming decisions
    • Participate in program slotting
    • Assist in copy editing and proofing Program Guide
  • Host Films (at Festival)
  • Manage Jury and competition award
  • Ticketing & Credentialing (badges)
    • Assist Filmmaker Services registration table check-in first two days of the festival.
  • Transition/train successor (during current season or at beginning of next season)
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

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