Tuesday 19 April 2011

The Birds Eye View film festival seeks a Producer/Managing Director

BEV have put out a call for a new producer/managing director. I know from working with them first hand as a critic that they are an exceptionally motivated and creative team who love film, music, events and debates and create an incredible, exciting line-up of things to see, do and discuss every year. They are looking for a new team member - the text below is from their job notice - and I can promise it will be a wild and inspirational ride.

Birds Eye View is a positive response to the fact that only around 7% film directors and 15% screenwriters are women. It is a fast growing and dynamic organisation, a very small team with increasing cultural impact. BEV celebrates and supports international women filmmakers with a 10 day Festival at London's major venues (BFI Southbank, Southbank Centre, ICA, City Screen cinemas) each March. The critically acclaimed Festival attracts an audience of around 11,000 and the involvement of world leading & internationally emerging filmmakers (Mary Harron, Susanne Bier, Lena Dunham, Marjane Satrapi, Wanuri Kahiu, Jessica Hausner, Isabel Coixet, Mia Hanson-Love) and high profile actresses (Zoe Wanamaker, Juliet Stevenson, Rosamund Pike). Alongside film screenings, Birds Eye View is developing a cross arts programme, including Sound & Silents, a series of commissions of female musicians to create new live scores for silent films (artists commissioned to date include Imogen Heap and Holst Singers, Micachu, Mira Calix, Bishi, Natalie Clein, Zoe Rahman and The Elysian Quartet). Birds Eye View also nurtures and develops new talent through our bespoke Labs for outstanding emerging female writers and directors. We currently have five feature films in funded development with partner production companies as a direct result of these Labs (two comedies from Last Laugh: Women Create Comedy, and three animations from Re:Animate). Please see http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/ for more info.

Birds Eye View is looking for a new Festival Producer, who would also take on responsibilities of company management. This is an extremely challenging role which offers an exciting opportunity for the right person. We are looking for a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership skills and the experience and capabilities to work independently and carry significant responsibility for the organisation. The festival producer would work with founder-director Rachel Millward, and a skilled and dedicated freelance team http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/31/the-team/the-team.html.

Leadership experience in project management / festival production is essential. A sound understanding of organisational development, company finances and administrative systems is also required.
Responsibilities include:
  • overseeing company administration, operations and finance
  • producing a ten day international film festival every March in London's premiere venues (BFI Southbank, Southbank Centre, ICA etc)
  • working with Creative Director/CEO Rachel Millward on company and festival strategy & fundraising and development
  • production of touring events and training programmes
We are looking to recruit for this role as soon as possible. Anyone interested should email rachel@birds-eye-view.co.uk.