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Film Programmer

Fixed Term position until 31 March 2020

£29,055- £34,338 per annum

Application deadline: July 22nd 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to play a key role in the programming of the UK’s home of cinema, BFI Southbank. Internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading cinematheque’s, BFI Southbank is the UK’s leading repertory cinema. It presents a programme of expertly curated seasons of classic, independent and foreign language films and television.


Working within the venue’s programming team, you will programme seasons and events that excite and inspire new and existing audiences. You will be passionate about the history of cinema and engaged with the contemporary film landscape, including its discourses and debates.  You will have significant experience working in film and events programming and of working within the arts sector. You will also have proven negotiation and communication skills and the ability to conceive of programmes that are both culturally relevant and commercially successful.


Based at BFI Southbank, you will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others. Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting Please note that secondments for BFI staff will be considered but must be discussed with your current line manager for approval prior to applying.


We are committed to addressing the imbalances in representation in the film industry and strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.


The closing date for applications is Monday 22 July 2019 or earlier if sufficient numbers are received. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity. First interviews will be held in week commencing 29 July 2019.


London SE1 8XT

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