The Virginia Film Festival (VAFF) seeks a Program Manager to support the curation of the annual VAFF program and selection films for year-round screenings.
As Program Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Festival Director in programming the annual VAFF as well as year-round events by providing film and guest, comparable film festival, and industry research, as well as keeping abreast of films screening nationally on the festival circuit and new productions and acquisitions made by film distributors. The incumbent will attend major regional and national film festivals annually to research programming prospects and represent the VAFF to the film community at-large; work with Festival Director to select and invite a committee of guest programmers, programming advisors, and screeners annual; and serve as main point of contact for the guest programming team, ensuring that communication flows, and deadlines and deliverables are met.
The incumbent will also pre-screen and evaluate film submissions; write promotional content and talent invitations; assist with tracking films and guests under consideration; collaborate with VAFF staff on marketing and branding campaigns; prepare and present film introductions and discussions; and represent the VAFF at film festivals, events, and programs. The position will report to the Virginia Film Festivalâ™s Managing Director.
Internal Number: R0012257
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