Call For: Festival Producer

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The 48 Hour Film Project Dublin is now looking for a new Dublin Producer. This position is a great opportunity for someone who would like to gain valuable experience running their own leg of a worldwide film competition and festival, organize cool and exciting events and screenings for filmmakers, make contacts and help cultivate the local film community, and be a key component of one of the largest and most respected network of filmmakers and producers around the world.

Position Requirements

The producer position has flexible hours that can supplement your existing employment or freelance work. Planning and work for the Dublin 48HFP would begin early next year. A successful candidate will have the following qualities:

experience in the independent film/media industry is a plus but not required
excellent organizational and communication skills
an existing network of personal and professional contacts with groups, businesses, and individuals in the film, media, and arts communities
previous festival and/or event planning experience
creativity and problem-solving skills
comfortable with technology (email, social media, Skype, Dropbox, Word software, etc.- experience in film & photo editing is a plus)
the willingness to put in the time and effort to make the 48HFP a great event for local filmmakers

Expectations

The producer’s duties and expectations may include (but are not limited to) the following:

overall organization and on-site management of all local competition events including Kickoff & Dropoff, Premier and “Best Of” screenings, and industry networking events
outreach to individual filmmakers, film groups, professional organizations, arts groups, etc.
communication with participating filmmakers and adherence to all 48HFP rules, regulations, and standards
quick and regular communication with 48HFP HQ via email, Skype, phone, conference calls, and regular meetings
securing local sponsorship
maintaining financial/budgetary guidelines for all events, regular and concise use of 48HFP email lists, social media accounts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits

As anyone working in the film industry probably already knows, the work of the producer can be tough, intense, and often “thankless”, while still being one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life. In addition to that experience, the 48HFP is happy to offer the following benefits:

revenue from filmmaker registration fees
net profits from screenings
revenue share of local cash sponsorships
free pass to Filmapalooza
film festival, communications/PR, social media/marketing, and other industry-related training opportunities

Producers pay a modest producer’s fee to the 48HFP for support, marketing, etc., payable upon completion of the project. It is a great way to meet filmmakers in your city and to make a name for yourself.

Please Note: City Producers are not eligible to participate in the 48 Hour Film Project.

If you’re interested, or know someone who is, fill out the online application at http://form.jotform.us/form/50150137916146. Be sure to upload a resume and a cover email on the application page.

48HFP are only able to answer applicants’ questions about this position, so please do not email questions until you have filled out the online application

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