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Contract Type:Freelance
Salary or training bursary: £28,000-£34,000 per annum
Minimum 8-month, with the opportunity to extend
Company:Watersprite Film Festival
Location:London, Cambridge, Virtual
Open to all
Apply by:10/07/2020 - 23:00
Start date:01 September 2020

Festival Producer

Would you like to produce the UK’s largest international student film festival? Are you passionate about supporting the next generation of Film & TV talent? Apply now to be the Producer of Watersprite Film Festival...

Since 2010, Watersprite has invited international filmmakers to Cambridge on full bursaries for a public festival of screenings and events. Academy-Award winning industry professionals provide audiences with free Q&As and Watersprite filmmakers have gone on to win at BAFTA, Sundance and Cannes. Organized by a large team of students from Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge University, with the support of the Producer and the Board of Trustees, Watersprite is a global educational hub for young audiences from all backgrounds.

Watersprite are looking for a Festival Producer to oversee the financial stability and operations of the festival, and build Watersprite into a respected industry name for new talent. Your enthusiasm for supporting early-stage filmmakers, your creative vision and impeccable organization skills will enable the Student Team and the Trustees to create the most exciting edition of the festival yet. Salary is dependent on experience and can be discussed further at interview.


  • Fundraising and managing the festival budget (negotiating sponsorship deals with major Screen Industry partners, writing public funding bids and planning alternative streams of income)
  • Planning the creative and business strategy of the annual festival, including developing Watersprite’s industry relevance, local, regional and international outreach and ensuring the festival is as accessible as possible
  • Managing the day to day administrative and operational running of the Charity and maintaining good communication between the Student Team and the Board of Trustees



  • 1-2 years professional experience in film, media, the arts, events production or community youth work
  • Proven experience of implementing arts, creative, business or community initiatives on a past project
  • Excellent communication skills – friendly and able to build rapport quickly with external sponsors and partners
  • Self-motivated and highly organised – ability to work independently and implement new projects and ideas efficiently
  • Genuine passion for the Screen Industries – interest in initiatives for new talent in the UK and abroad, the international film festival circuit and public funding in the arts and media sector
  • Committed to social inclusion and increasing access to the Screen Industries for under-represented young people in the UK and abroad
  • Adaptable and flexible towards new tasks – possessing a can-do attitude and willingness to seek help in areas outside of understanding


  • Experience of the Watersprite Film Festival, either attending or participating in the past, or showing an understanding of the festival’s objectives, activities and future challenges
  • Experiences of fundraising (writing funding applications, crowdfunding, securing sponsorship)
  • Good leadership skills – experience managing a team and ensuring good communication and relationships are maintained across all areas
  • Financial fluency - experience working with budgets and finances

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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