Are you the person to shape the creative future of britain's best known film festival?

The EIFF is the longest continually-running film festival in the world. We celebrated our 65th anniversary this year and in the spirit of constant re-invention, we wish to appoint a dynamic and innovative individual to take on the role of Artistic Director. The individual we seek should have a knowledge and appreciation of our radical, innovative and international past yet possess clarity of vision that will chart our future creative path.

We are a Festival of discovery, focussing on emerging talent, innovative films, fresh ideas and ground-breaking experiences for both industry and the wider public. The EIFF has a leading industry profile internationally and within the Festival City of Edinburgh is a vital part of our nation’s cultural offering.

In applying for the position, you should possess a deep knowledge of film and have extensive and relevant international relationships and contacts. You will already be regarded as a leading and authoritative figure within the industry and will have knowledge of the current evolution of foreign film festivals and the commercial challenges they presently face.

You will have the ability to manage and develop relationships with all stakeholders including screen and cultural agencies, the film industry, local and national press, local and national government as well as the CMI Board of Trustees, which governs the EIFF.

The full-time position of Artistic Director is based in Edinburgh and reports directly to the CEO of the CMI. The initial contract is for one year with an evaluation after this period and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority and responsibility of the role.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email for an application pack. Applications should be emailed to the above address by end of business on 29 July 2011. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on 24 and 25 August 2011.

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