Call For: DSLR Videographer

Call for

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Big Day Films are looking for skilled freelance dSLR videographers for creative wedding film work.

Minimum requirements for consideration:

1. Must have own car with full driving licence

2. Must have access to Canon 5D mkii or mkiii or equivalent

3. Must be willing to work weekends

4. Must submit video references / showreel showcasing ability

Apply Now / Email:

Deadline: 20th April 2014


Call For: Crew for Feature Film


Call for

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Feature film shooting in early July 2014 in Northern Ireland requires talented crew in all departments.

To apply please email your current CV along with your full contact details and the contact details of two industry referees to with the job title that you wish to apply for in the subject line by Friday April 25th 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicants will be invited for interview by May 16th. If you have not been invited for interview by this date your application has not been successful.



Call For: Technician (Cinema Technology) Needed – Queen’s Film Theatre

Call for

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Queen’s Film Theatre is seeking a Technician (Cinema Technology)t o oversee and manage all aspects of QFT technical presentations to the highest possible standards including management, maintenance and improvement of existing digital and 35mm systems and equipment; projection of films and other material for public and private events; research, development and implementation of new digital systems and infrastructure; management and co-ordination of QFT’s Theatre Management System; co-ordination of transport for all films and associated materials; line management of a pool of casual projection staff.

Apply Now / Email:

Deadline: 28th April 2014



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Kavaleer Productions are recruiting 2D digital animators for an upcoming TV series. The project will be animated using CelAction 2D software.  We’re working on multiple high profile projects, so this is a great opportunity.

Position Requirements:

–          Must have proven 2D character animation experience. Preferably on broadcast series or film production.

–          Minimum of 2 years experience using CelAction, Flash, After FX, Toon Boom or Anime Studio in a paid position.

–          The ideal candidate will have CelAction experience, but this is not essential as training can be provided.

–          Must have excellent knowledge of traditional animation principles and the ability to apply them to the digital medium.

–          Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

–          Able to work within a production schedule.

–          Must have good interpersonal skills.

–          Must be willing to work in house in our Dublin studio.
This position is an excellent opportunity for highly organized and motivated animator who enjoys being part of an exciting, fast paced animation studio.


Please submit your CV and digital showreel to


Call For: IFI seek Head of Programming

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The IFI is seeking to appoint a Head of Programming to join its management team in this senior role.


The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. At the IFI’s historic home in Eustace Street, Temple Bar, our diverse audiences and loyal members enjoy our 3 cinemas, IFI Irish Film Archive’s research and access facilities, IFI Film Shop and IFI Café Bar.

The IFI has developed strategic objectives around three core activities:


  • EXHIBIT Providing audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema
  • PRESERVE Preserving and promoting Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive
  • EDUCATE Providing opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film through IFI Education


The IFI is seeking to appoint a Head of Programming to join the management team in this senior role. The successful candidate should possess the energy and acumen to build on what has been achieved and lead the IFI into the next exciting phase of its cultural programming policy. This is a unique opportunity to develop and shape, in consultation with the IFI Director, the IFI’s programme and artistic vision.


This job description provides an outline of the key day-to-day and strategic responsibilities of the role.


Key Job Purpose:


  • The delivery of an extensive and diverse cultural programme including independent Irish and International film that engages different audiences
  • Programming the IFI’s 3 main cinemas with a varied selection of new releases, classics, special events and retrospectives
  • Ongoing development of the IFI’s Programming Policy to tie in with the Institute’s strategic aims and priorities
  • Maintaining a balance in programming
  • Enhancing and developing productive relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the IFI operates to the highest standards of cinema provision delivering an exemplary cinema experience to patrons


Key Responsibilities


Cultural Programme


Exhibit. The IFI delivers a challenging and diverse programme of the best of international and Irish film culture through a programme of new releases, curated seasons, festivals and events. The IFI is committed to providing its audience with access to the best of new Irish film, including a number of films that would not otherwise have a theatrical release, and many films that would not otherwise be seen in Ireland.




The Head of Programming with work with the IFI Director to ensure that the IFI delivers a diverse, critically engaging and distinctive programme of film exhibition.

  • Managing the Cinemas Department on the delivery of the overall IFI programme
  • Working with the Special Events Programmer on a broad selection of one-off events, seasons and retrospectives
  • Liaising with the wider IFI programming team, including internal and external programmers, on the delivery of the IFI’s broad range of programming from festivals to one-off events
  • Responsible for the overall cinemas calendar and schedule, and for liaising with internal and external programmers
  • Working with the IFI Curator on developing relationships with the Irish filmmaking community
  • Working on IFI National initiatives to develop IFI partnerships with cultural cinema exhibitors nationwide
  • Developing integrated programming for the public by working with the IFI Irish Film Archive and IFI Education on collaborative programming ideas and events
  • Developing opportunities for critical engagement through facilitated talks, debates and various events
  • Representing the IFI on panel discussions, events, film introductions, Q&As etc. at the IFI and elsewhere


  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with media, distributors and other exhibitors
  • Managing the team within the Cinemas Department
  • Working with the IFI team across the organisation ensuring high levels of programme knowledge for all relevant staff
  • Liaising with the wider IFI programming team on the delivery of the IFI’s programme
  • Ensuring that all contractual commitments relevant to cinemas and programming made to government agencies, partners, sponsors and exhibitors are adhered to


  • Working with the Cinemas Technical Manager on ensuring high cinema provision levels are constantly maintained
  • Working with the Cinema Department and Cinemas Technical Manager on print transport systems and procedures

Communication and Public Affairs:

  • To champion the consideration of audience, development and engagement in relation to IFI programming and public affairs
  • Facilitating media requests for interviews etc. that help promote the IFI’s various programmes and events
  • Working with the Marketing & Communications team on the production of marketing materials including copy sourcing and/or copywriting
  • Working with the Public Affairs & Marketing Director on audience development initiatives to increase public participation in the cinema activities of the Institute and ensuring that the IFI’s objectives and activities are communicated effectively to the public and key stakeholders
  • To work with staff across the organisation to ensure that an excellent customer service experience is delivered on a consistent basis


Finance and Operations:

  • Working closely with the Deputy Director/Head of Finance on the financial management of the Cinemas Department
  • Ensuring the financial resources are managed in a productive manner and within budget
  • Responsible for expenditure budgets related to the Cinemas Department and for income targets related to programming across the three cinemas

Person Specification

The IFI requires that the successful candidate be able to demonstrate strong examples from their past experience highlighting that they have both the capability and desire for this role. Specifically, it is seeking someone who has:


Experience and Knowledge

  • Significant programming experience including at least 3 years working at a senior level
  • An excellent and comprehensive knowledge of all types of film including art-house, independent American and European, Irish and world cinema
  • Proven experience and success in devising and implementing dynamic and engaging cultural cinema  programmes


Personal Qualities / Attitudes

  • Possesses the flair and creativity to identify and frame cohesive programmes in collaboration with the dynamic IFI team and partners
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to lead and motivate the Cinemas Department and foster a positive culture and environment
  • A natural capacity to facilitate productive relationships with external partners in cultural agencies, education, government, and corporate supporters/sponsors
  • Someone who combines vision with the ability to make things happen, particularly in relation to bringing their own cultural vision to reality
  • A track record of working to budgets
  • An effective communicator who can make a personal impact with individuals and groups in a range of different scenarios and can represent the IFI in the media and at various events including introducing films, participating in panel discussions etc.
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines

Terms and Conditions of Employment

The Head of Programming is a senior role and reports to the IFI Director. The IFI is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. It operates a model of cultural enterprise, using its Arts Council subsidy to procure diverse income streams, which are then invested back into its 3 core activities, EXHIBIT, PRESERVE, EDUCATE.


The position is offered as a fixed term contract with a six month probationary period and is based primarily in the IFI flagship venue on Eustace Street in Dublin.  The Terms of Contract and remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with experience.


Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence, with the subject line ‘Head of Programming’, addressed to:


By email:     


It is essential that the covering letter addresses in a reasonably concise way:


  • What particular skills and qualities you would bring to the role of Head of Programming of the IFI
  • How you feel that your experience has prepared you for the key challenges of this role


The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 12 noon.


Interview Dates and Selection methods

  • Short-listing of candidates will be on the basis of the information contained in their CV and covering letter
  • Candidates who are short-listed will be invited to attend for an initial interview to be held in early April
  • The first interview may reduce the initial short list and remaining candidates will be invited for a subsequent second interview
  • One of the interviews will require candidates to make a presentation
  • Both interviews will be with an interview panel made up of Board members and may include an external expert


  • This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job.  It is a guide to nature and key responsibilities of the job, but it is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent description. 
  • Applications can be made by email only.
  • In the event that a large number of candidates will meet minimum eligibility requirements for the role, the board may decide to invite a smaller number to interview.  This is not to suggest that other candidates are necessarily unsuitable or incapable of undertaking the job, rather that there are some candidates who are, prima facie, better qualified and/or have more relevant experience.
  • The onus is on short listed applicants to make themselves available on the date(s) specified by the Director of IFI and to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that they receive communications sent to them at the contact details specified in their covering letter or CV.
  • IFI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the legislation governing the equality of opportunity.
  • To all recruitment agencies: Agency CVs or applications will not be accepted in relation to this role.  IFI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited applications.

Call For: Animators/Lead Animators

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* Assist the Director, Animation director, character designers, animators and the Compositors to maintain the highest levels possible throughout each stage of the production.

* Animate assigned scenes under direction of Animation Director.

* Animate scenes to the highest standard possible, completing the allocated seconds per week using Flash.

* Complete any necessary retakes as requested by the Animation Director/ Director

* Arrive on time, complete the allocated hours, however be willing to work overtime should the schedule require it.

* Communicate on a daily basis with the Animation Director, Production Manager and Production Coordinator.


* – Must have proven FLASH ANIMATION experience. Preferably on TV broadcast series or film production.

* – Must have good creative vision and the ability to convey that vision through your work.

-* Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

* – Able to work within a production schedule.

* – Must have good interpersonal skills.

* – Must be a European citizen living/willing to relocate to Ireland

This position is an excellent opportunity for highly organized and motivated FLASH ANIMATOR who enjoys being part of an exciting, fast paced animation studio.
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Call For: TV Researcher

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Adare Productions is seeking a TV researcher for 9 weeks for a light entertainment Irish dancing programme for TG4.

Experience in light entertainment production, proficiency in the Irish language, along with familiarity with the Irish dancing community in Ireland and / or an Irish dancing background is preferable.

Interested candidates should email their CV to the above link. Closing date for applications is Monday, 23rd April, 2012.

Start date for the position is Monday, 30th April 2012 (subject to final confirmation)

Contact: Tom Evans
Address: 35 Patrick St., Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 01-2843877

Deadline: 23rd April 2012


Call For: IFI seeks Public Affairs & Marketing Director

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The IFI is seeking to appoint a new Public Affairs & Marketing Director with the energy and acumen to drive its public affairs and marketing strategies across its core activities: Exhibit, Preserve and Educate.

Key Attributes:

• Proven experience and success in devising and implementing dynamic marketing & communications campaigns.
• A proven track record in customer service management and audience development with measurable results.
• A thorough knowledge of all marketing and PR disciplines.
• Proven results in meeting financial target.
• Sound commercial acumen.
• A natural capacity to facilitate productive relationships with external partners in the public and private sector, and experience in the relationship management of funding agencies, sponsors etc.
• Significant arts experience including at least 3 years working at management level.
• A broad knowledge of contemporary culture and film, and the Irish arts sector.


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