Activities involved
Administration Advocacy
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule

Programmer

4-5 hours / weekly
Ongoing
Researching and soliciting film submissions for the festival.
Viewing and assessing assigned films (two sections – features or shorts), Each section; depending on category, a target volume of roughly 50 films per section over the course of the programming cycle). Vote on and provide notes (if required) on each film title.
Working with the Programming Committee, help with the selection of films for the Festival by watching either Short or Feature films, or both, submitted online, making recommendations and conducting team discussions. Active period is generally March to the end of August.
Meeting with the Programming Committee to determine actual programming, including fixing the number of programs for our November Film Festival
Contribute to the discussion of potential program themes, panel topic, based on the overall festival theme for the year
Recommend films to speciality programming streams/curated programs as appropriate|
Curate films for additional screenings throughout the year and any additional in partnership with sponsors or community supporters
Responsible for helping proof the online and print program guide, as required
Be prepared to lead introductions and Q&A sessions at film screenings
Contribute to overall festival strategy, including special events, jury and speciality programming
Experience using Google Drive
Experience using FilmFreeway
Participate in monthly Exec Meetings at least 60% of the time

This role is good for someone who:
Has at least 2 year of experience in an Arts & Culture, Films programming or/and Film making Industry
Has an eye for detail

Please apply online: https://vaff.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Additional Details & Skills Required
This role is good for someone who:
Ideally, has extensive festival programming experience
Is a creative thinker and has leadership skills
Wants to be an instrumental person in shaping and contributing to the success of the film festival
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Fun experience, make friends, gain experience
Activities involved
Administration Advocacy
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule