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Application deadline is March 4th, 2019

Founded in 2005, the WNDX Festival of Moving Image programs innovative moving image works from across the globe, with a mandate to showcase films made by our immediate community. We celebrate the impetus of screening work from underrepresented communities who are often ignored by mainstream film festival circuits, and strive to find the most innovative, challenging and original moving image works. As artists who curate other artists, we are committed to paying artists fees for all the work we feature.  We also offer off-festival screenings for our communities. All screenings, installations and performances take place in city of Winnipeg, which is in Treaty 1 territory, and is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our mandate also includes collaborative program initiatives with other prairie Artist Run Centers.

Our mandate includes educational and training initiatives created for our community, along with the creation of innovative publications which foster critical discourse in media arts. We consider all moving image art practices, including film, video, performance, installation and new media forms

The Position

The WNDX Festival of Moving Image is currently accepting applications for a Programming Director. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Programming Director (PD) will collaborate with the curatorial collective to delivery festival and off-festival programming, while assisting in WNDX’s local and international collaborations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • PLANNING AND GRANT WRITING: Collaborate with the ED on planning and long term goals; collaborate with the ED on grant writing

  • PROGRAMMING: Oversee the film programming and collectives general insights, providing curatorial guidance and ensuring the program as a whole is compelling, diverse, and on-strategy; oversee, coordinate and create programming from the open call for submissions; Handle communications with filmmakers, deal with print traffic, writing letters for visiting artists to travel to Winnipeg, etc; Select festival and off festival guests with guidance from the WNDX collective; Establish and nurture relationships with existing and prospective partners, as well as existing and prospective filmmakers; Balance artistic responsibilities and initiatives within the budget and timelines determined by the ED; Maintain the highest level of awareness of global and national film and festival trends; Conduct an annual evaluation of the festival’s artistic program that is presented with findings and recommendations to the ED and the Board.

  • TRAVEL: Travel nationally and internationally to other film festivals and events as required;

  • FESTIVAL DEVELOPMENT: Foster and grow the festival’s presentational capacity by continually reviewing and improving its offerings and schedule; Research, identify, and connect to new festival venues and sites; Work closely with the ED to cultivate strong relationships with existing and potential sponsors, donors, and funders; Serve as the artistic spokesperson of the festival with the media, public, patrons, volunteers and other stakeholders to build engagement, interest, and loyalty; Maintain a current, globally informed view of the landscape, keeping a critical knowledge of emerging filmmakers  and work

 

Qualifications:

  • Film programming experience, with proven ability to create exciting programming that grows and diversifies audiences.

  • A proven track record in collaborating with artist run centres, collectives and community organizations, with a specific familiarity with Prairie media arts

  • An in-depth awareness of art and cultural activity: locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • A strong track record of collaboration, leadership and strong team building, with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Community, post-secondary, or artist run centre training in Fine or Media Arts.

  • A commitment to inclusivity and diversity in programming, including the active inclusion of film work from underrepresented communities.

  • An ability to develop meaningful artistic collaborations with our community partners.

Compensation

An experienced-based compensation will be provided.

To apply please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and resume no later than Monday, March 4th, 2019 to info@wndx.org.

For more information about WNDX, visit wndx.org