Select a news category to view

Blog
General
Jobs
Latest News
MJPL6393
This Way Up Development Forum: Call for Participants

BFI’s Film Audience Network is looking for a group of creative and committed individuals to join the This Way Up Development Forum. The role of Forum is to support and shape the programme for the annual conference, now in its seventh year.

Background

This Way Up (TWU) is the annual UK film exhibition innovation conference that promises to inspire and enlighten, provoke and challenge.

With audience behaviour changing at an accelerating rate it’s more crucial that This Way Up provides a space where film exhibitors come together to discuss the pressing issues, to learn about new models, new thinking and new opportunities and to meet each other to share our experiences.

TWU was created by Film Hub Scotland and Film Hub North in 2014 and is a key part of the BFI Film Audience Network’s Member Support and Development programme. The event is produced in collaboration with Film Hub Midlands with significant input from the other Hubs within the FAN and key partners of the network.

With previous editions taking place in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool and Nottingham, 2020 sees This Way Up adapt to the current global health crisis. Further details on how this year’s conference will be delivered to follow.

This Way Up Development Forum

For the 2020 edition we are inviting a group of up to 8 people to support in the development of ideas, content and future ambitions.

We’re looking for curious, imaginative, inspiring, playful and engaged individuals from a range of backgrounds and with a range of specialisms. We’re looking for people with a passion; whether they be long-term professionals or volunteers doing it in their spare time.

We are hoping for genuine, insightful, constructive input from you and will be sharing information that is potentially unstructured or in early drafts so ask that this be kept in strictest confidence.

The Development Forum will: 

  • Have key experience in film exhibition and be able to visualise the potential of TWU
  • Be able to contribute to collaborative discussions thinking creatively to produce a programme of high quality
  • Be willing to work as a member of a team, to state personal convictions and, equally, to accept majority decisions and be tolerant of other views
  • Be able to act with integrity and in the best interests of the FAN, avoiding personal conflicts of interest

We’re very keen to work with people from a range of backgrounds and lived experiences, so encourage people from under-represented backgrounds – young people, socio-economically diverse, D/deaf and disabled, Black, Asian and minoritised ethnicities, LGBTQIA+ – to apply.

Your commitment to us:

  • To advise and support us in shaping a creative, vibrant and fresh programme for TWU
  • To attend the first online development meeting on 20th August
  • To attend the second online development meeting in early October
  • To participate in This Way Up online/in Bristol on 3rd and 4th December

Our commitment to you:

  • £500 fee for participation
  • Recognition for contribution towards TWU 2020 programme
  • We understand many barriers exist for people wishing to take part in this type of group so can offer support for childcare, access costs and other costs you may need covered, please speak to us if you have any questions about this.

Timeline:

Monday 20 July: Inviting applications

Monday 3 August: Deadline for applications

Between 10-13 August: Telephone or email interviews

Friday 14 August: Confirmation of Development Forum Team

Thursday 20 August: First online Development Forum Meeting (4hrs minimum, with breaks)

How to Apply:
If you are interested, send an email to: sayhi@thiswayupcon.com by Friday 3 August, stating the following:

  • Your current role, interests, passions or profession
  • A short statement (no longer than 200 words) on why you are interested in joining the Forum and what experience (professional or personal) you bring
  • Your contact information, email address and telephone number
    Whether you would like a call back to talk about childcare or access costs

Find out more:  
www.thiswayupcon.com
www.twitter.com/thiswayupcon

Read More
vacancy-1445743cropped_6_0
VACANCY: Made in Wales Officer 2020 (CLOSED)
  • Made in Wales Officer (part time) – 32 hours per week
  • 12 month fixed term contract
  • Salary scale: £25,399 pro-rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 225 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 422,000 audience members.

Purpose of the Role
To develop audience and industry awareness of films with Welsh connections. The post holder will work with the screen sector in Wales to develop new and sustainable audiences for Welsh film, exploring film performance data, marketing techniques and events which add value to the film’s release. This role is supported by funding from Welsh Government.

  • Application forms and job description available to download below or contact apply@chapter.org
  • Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 2nd March
  • Interviews to be held: Friday 6th March

Made in Wales Officer JD ENG Feb 20


Chapter Application Form ENG


Equal Opportunities Form ENG


 

Read More
Miw
Made in Wales Brief for External Consultancy (CLOSED)

Introduction

Through our ‘Made in Wales’ strand, Film Hub Wales (FHW) celebrates Welsh stories on screen. Our ambition is for Welsh film to stand regularly alongside quality independent and foreign language titles worldwide.

The Brief

FHW are seeking external consultants to research and develop the idea of a Made in Wales brand, for films with Welsh connections. Building on the work of FHW to date and with the support of over 25 industry partners (including BAFTA Cymru, Into Film and Ffilm Cymru Wales), our aim is to explore how we might increase awareness of Welsh screen content and deliver this message to digital generations.

This scoping work, which is supported by Clwstwr Creadigol via Cardiff University, might include:

  1. Learning from other UK and international models of delivery,
  2. Exploring the idea of Welsh identity, how we tell stories and how this might be harnessed to reach audiences,
  3. Looking at data gaps, trends and case studies to explore how we might use data to reach audiences.

Closing deadline for applications: Friday 15th November 2019

Organisations may be invited to discuss in person.

Queries should be addressed to hana@filmhubwales.org or 02920 353740.

 

Read the brief in full

Read More
vacancy-1445743cropped_6_0
VACANCY: FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement) August 2019 (CLOSED)
  • FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement)
  • Fixed-term 24 hours per week for 24 weeks (September 2019 – March 2020)
  • Salary scale: £17,076 pro rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 160 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 302,000 audience members. Film Hub Wales are proud to act as the Lead Hub for Diversity and Inclusion for the UK BFI Film Audience Network.

Film Hub Wales are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds to support the BFI FAN Access Officer with the coordination of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Diversity and Inclusion project.
The post-holder will explore and debate representation on screen, in the audience and behind the camera, with the aim of creating access for all film audiences to British independent and world cinema UK wide, regardless of the barriers to attendance they may face. They will liaise with members of BFI FAN, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the project.

  • Application forms and job description available below, or contact apply@chapter.org
  • Closing deadline for applications: 5.30pm 12th August 2019
  • Interviews to be held: 20th August 2019

DOWNLOADS:

Read More
vacancy-1445743cropped_6
VACANCY: Film Hub Wales Marketing Post (part time) 2019 (CLOSED)
  • Film Hub Wales Marketing Officer (part-time, 24 hours pw)
  • Fixed-term contract to March 2022, subject to confirmation of annual funding
  • Salary scale: £21,500 pro rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 195  exciting cinema projects, reaching over 388,000 audience members.

The post will support Film Hub Wales with the development of audiences for British independent and world cinema across Wales, through targeted and innovative marketing of FHW and member projects, offering increased reach and new access to under-served groups.

  • Application forms and job description available to download below or contact Hana Lewis, Film Hub Wales Strategic manager hana@filmhubwales.org
  • Closing date for applications: 17:30, Wednesday 13th March
  • Interviews to be held: Wednesday 20th March

DOWNLOADS:

Read More
Wicked%20Festival%20Coordinator
Vacancy: Wales Youth Festival Network Coordinator (part time – fixed term) 2018 (CLOSED)

 

Wicked Film (The Pop in Centre, Prestatyn)

Wales Youth Festival Network Coordinator (part time – fixed term)

16 hours per week (fixed term November 2018 – end of March 2019)

Salary scale: £20,800 pro rata

 

Purpose of Post

To research and coordinate a new Welsh film festival network initiative, developed by Film Hub Wales, Wicked Wales and key festivals within the region, with the aim to increase British independent and international film programmes available for and made by young audiences.

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 160 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 302,000 audience members. Film Hub Wales are proud to act as the Lead Hub for Diversity and Inclusion for the UK BFI Film Audience Network.

  • Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2018
  • Interviews to be held at Rhyl Little Theatre, 17 Vale Rd, Rhyl LL18 2BS on: Monday 12th November 2018
  • Application forms and job description available to download below or contact rhiannon52@mail.com

 

Read More
Feds Scheme
Vacancy: FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement) 2018 (CLOSED)

Chapter

FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement)

Fixed-term 24 hours per week for 15 weeks (October 2018 – January 2019)

Salary scale: £16,286 pro rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 160 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 302,000 audience members. Film Hub Wales are proud to act as the Lead Hub for Diversity and Inclusion for the UK BFI Film Audience Network.

Film Hub Wales are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds to support the BFI FAN Access Officer with the coordination of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Diversity and Inclusion project. The post-holder will explore and debate representation on screen, in the audience and behind the camera, with the aim of creating access for all film audiences to British independent and world cinema UK wide, regardless of the barriers to attendance they may face. They will liaise with members of BFI FAN, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the project.

Application forms and job description available at www.chapter.org or contact Toki Allison: Toki@filmhubwales.org

Closing deadline for applications: 5.30pm 31st August 2018

Interviews to be held: 11th September 2018

Read More
vacancy-1445743cropped_4
Vacancy: Communication and Diversity Officer (Moviola) 2018 (CLOSED)

Film Hub Wales - Moviola logoMoviola Ltd.

Communication and Diversity Officer (Full Time)

Salary: £18,000 per annum

Location: Remote working position, best suited to applicants based in the South West of England

Start Date: 1st July 2018 or ASAP thereafter

Moviola is one of the UK´s leading Community Cinema Networks, supporting almost 300 Community Cinemas the length and breadth of the UK. They are seeking to recruit a Communication and Diversity Officer to support the team in their ambition to diversify the network and reach new audiences, particularly young audiences (16-30). The post requires a highly motivated self starter with a passion for cinema and a strong interest in marketing.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st June, 2018

How to apply:

  • Send an email to the CEO, Tony Ewart, tony.ewart@btinternet.com
  • The email should include:
    your CV and a covering letter detailing:
    – why you are suitable for this role;
    – examples of your marketing experience;
    – what expectations you have for your future career.

Click here to see the full job description.

 

Read More
Bfi Love 800x450px
Vacancy: Film Hub Wales Marketing Officer (part-time, 24 hours pw) 2017 (CLOSED)

Fixed-term contract to December 2017
(any extensions will be subject to funding for which news is imminent, with review of hours)

Salary scale: £17,467-£18,910 pro-rata, depending on experience

We are looking for a Marketing Officer to support Film Hub Wales with the development of audiences for British independent world cinema across Wales, through targeted and innovative marketing of FHW and member projects, offering increased reach and new access to under-served groups.

Application forms and job description available at https://www.chapter.org/film-hub-wales-marketing-officer-part-time-24-hours-pw-0 or contact Susan Powell, HR Manager, susan.powell@chapter.org

Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 19th July

Interviews to be held: Thursday 27th/Friday 28th July  


About Film Hub Wales

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 130 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 226,000 audience members.

We are currently applying for a further four years of funding from the British Film Institute (BFI). Any extension to the post will be subject to funding from the BFI.


Duties and Responsibilites

  • Creation of press releases for FHW and supported member[1] projects, working with appointed external PR specialists where relevant,
  • Keeping up to date with hub activities and events, proactively seeking opportunities to promote member screenings Wales and UK wide,
  • Ensuring that the Hub website and social media platforms are engaging and content is updated regularly, supporting members to engage with the online hub forum,
  • Working with filmmakers and distributors to update and promote the online preview screening room,
  • Working with the team to generate marketing ideas to support audience development across the Wales membership, including how we reach non-attenders and wider communities,
  • Explore the recommendations of FHW research with the team, such as ‘Marketing Strategy’, and ‘Understanding our Audiences’ and find ways to implement into our daily marketing,
  • Coordinating and working with specialists to deliver marketing surgeries for hub members,
  • Work on the FAN New Release Strategy and liaison with relevant UK partners,
  • Commissioning and/or creating photography/videography across projects to ensure activity is documented and shared appropriately,
  • The creation of internal/external marketing materials and monitoring, ensuring that members and FHW content meets funder guidelines,
  • Work with the Strategic Manager to update the marketing plan and evaluate its success,
  • Work with the Strategic Manager to source and raise funds for marketing,
  • Monitor changes in digital marketing and new technologies, determining how we use them,
  • Overall administrative duties as required, such as the dissemination of materials, indie box office column, FHW newsletters and audience surveys, where relevant etc.

Miscellaneous

  • Any other duties as reasonably required by the Director of Cinema and Film Hub Wales, Chief Executive or Director of Marketing.
  • To be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety, operational, personnel, customer care, Data Protection and financial procedures, ensuring that all statutory obligations are complied with, especially in relation to licensing laws and first aid.
  • The post-holder’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with Chapter’s Equal Opportunities policy, ensuring equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to Chapter.

Special Conditions

  • Flexible working hours will be required involving weekends/evenings and some travel around Wales

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post-holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied (after discussion with the post-holder) subject to the needs of the organisation, and in keeping with the general profile of the post.


Person Specification

Essential skills/abilities

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent,
  • Experience or a good understanding of audience development,
  • A good working knowledge of film,
  • Excellent communication skills, via phone, in person and over email,
  • Ability to write copy for press and online,
  • Experience of dealing with press and media,
  • Ability to represent the Hub with confidence at public events,
  • Proactive approach to tasks, presenting creative solutions to problems,
  • Ability to work to deadlines, understanding how this impacts on team members,
  • Strong organisational and time management skills,
  • Ability to work on own initiative and on a variety of tasks,
  • IT literate, particularly in web, email campaigns, social media and design software,
  • Commitment to the BFI’s objective of extending the breadth, depth and reach of film choice for diverse audiences.

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of budgets
  • Video editing and/or photography skills
  • Ability to speak and write in Welsh
  • Car licence and owns own vehicle

 

  1. FHW works with members Wales wide. Members’ include but are not limited to ‘film societies, community cinemas, film festivals, commercial independent cinemas, event/pop-up providers, archives, film education providers/institutions, broadcasters, film distributors, multiplexes and wider arts/non film organisations.
Read More
Film Hub Wales - Vacancy
Vacancy: Anim-18 Research & Development Project Manager (freelance 51 days) 2017 (CLOSED)

Anim-18: Celebrating British Animation –
Research & Development Project Manager (freelance 51 days)

Fixed-term contract May – September 2017

Freelance Fee: Up to £175 per day (inclusive of NI and PAYE), depending on experience

To support Film Hub Wales (FHW)/Chapter with the research and development phase of a programme development fund (PDF) application to the British Film Institute (BFI), which will deliver a major UK wide audience development programme in 2018, celebrating British animation.

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales began in 2013, we have supported over 122 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 182,000 audience members and in 2016, we led on the UK wide Roald Dahl On Film programme.

Application forms and job description available at the Chapter website or contact Susan Powell, HR Manager, susan.powell@chapter.org

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 26th April

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 3rd May. 

DOWNLOAD

Anim-18 Research and Development Project Manager Job Description

Read More
Film Hub Wales - Vacancies
Job: Dahl on Film Project Administrator 2016 (CLOSED)

Dahl on Film Project Administrator (part time – fixed term)

Department: Film, Cinema and Film Hub Wales (FHW)
Post Title: Dahl on Film Project Administrator
Salary: £18,723 pro rata
Contract: 20 hours per week (fixed term June – end of November 2016)
Responsible to: Dahl on Film Project Manager 
Responsible for: No direct reports.


Purpose of Post

To support FHW/Chapter Cinema with the administration of a programme development fund (PDF) application to the British Film Institute (BFI), which will aim to deliver a major UK wide audience development programme, celebrating Roald Dahl on Film.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work with the Dahl on Film Project Manager to ensure that the project is delivered on time and according to the project brief,  

Liaise with project partners on the following:

  • Sending out printed materials and gathering marketing materials,
  • Drawing up contracts,
  • Processing payments with Chapter finance and FHW’s Development Officer,
  • Collecting and processing audience data for reporting purposes,
  • Communicating reporting deadlines with partners and collating information,
  • Gathering information on upcoming events and updating online listings,
  • Monitoring progress of events and feeding back to the team,

Miscellaneous

  • Any other duties as reasonably required by the Director of Cinema and Film Hub Wales, Chief Executive or Director of Operations.
  • To be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety, operational, personnel, customer care, Data Protection and financial procedures, ensuring that all statutory obligations are complied with, especially in relation to licensing laws and first aid.
  • The post-holder’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with Chapter’s Equal Opportunities policy, ensuring equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to Chapter.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post-holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties which may have to be varied (after discussion with the post-holder) subject to the needs of the organisation, and in keeping with the general profile of the post.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential skills/abilities

  • Further/Higher Education qualification or equivalent work-related experience
  • Numerate and literate to GCSE level/’A’ level or equivalent
  • Excellent administrative skills,
  • Ability to keep accurate budgetary records/spreadsheets/databases,
  • Good keyboard skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages (including Outlook, Word and Excel),
  • Knowledge of social media and understanding of web-based marketing,
  • A good working knowledge of film,
  • Excellent communication skills, via phone, in person and over email,
  • Creative approach to problem solving,
  • Ability to work to deadlines, understanding how this impacts on team members,
  • Strong organisational and time management skills,
  • Ability to work on own initiative and on a variety of tasks,
  • Commitment to the BFI’s objective of extending the breadth, depth and reach of film choice for diverse audiences.

Desirable

  • Knowledge/experience of event coordination,
  • A working knowledge or interest in Roald Dahl,
  • Ability to speak and write in Welsh,
  • Car licence and owns own vehicle.

Applications

Short listing for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description. 

  • Application forms and job description available here or contact Susan Powell, HR Manager, susan.powell@chapter.org
  • Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 27th May
  • Interviews to be held: Friday 3rd June

 

Read More
^
EN
CY EN