Film Programmer Trainee

Contract Full Time @Reelworld Screen Institute in Paid Training
  • Post Date : May 8, 2023
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  • Job ID 25551

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Reelworld Film Festival
Reelworld Screen Institute

Location: Toronto, (Temporarily Remote)
20 Richmond Street East, suite #600, Toronto, ON M5C 2R9

Reports to: Programming Manager, Development Director, Executive Director

Starts: Immediately

Compensation: $40,194 ($22/hr)

The candidate MUST be First Nation, Métis or Inuit.

Job Description:
Candidates MUST reside in the GTA and identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Reelworld is seeking a creative, competent individual who is passionate about media arts and the Canadian
film industry to join our team as a Film Programmer Trainee. In this position, you will be working at all levels to ensure the success of our annual Reelworld Film Festival.
This position is based on a grant; the candidate MUST be First Nation, Métis or Inuit.

Film Programmer Trainee Duties:
● Use FilmFreeway to screen submitted films and use contacts within the industry to search out new films
● Recommend films to the relevant Lead Programmer according to established judging protocol
● Become familiar with invited films (must screen all invited films), including the companies attached and the guests that will be attending the Festival
● Compose an introductory letter inviting filmmakers and their guests to the Festival
● Introduce films and moderate Q&As, as directed
● Attend Festival Programming meetings when required and requested by the Senior Manager of

Festival Programming
● Support all activities leading up to the festival
● Assist in year round programming

The candidate MUST reside in the GTA and identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit.
● Good understanding of the local and global filmmaking community and industry.
● Experience programming or curating for film festivals or arts organizations, or relative experience may be considered.
● Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative and show good judgment
● Ability to navigate through social media platforms, conduct film research and develop relationships with filmmakers

Please send a cover letter and resume to Please clearly indicate the position to which you are applying. Please indicate in your cover letter whether or not you reside in the GTA and are either First Nation, Métis or Inuit.

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