Film Africa Are Hiring | Curator Position


The Royal African Society (RAS) wishes to recruit a Curator for Film Africa 2013, with a track record of successful curation of African film and festivals, to set and implement the creative vision for the festival programme. The Curator will need to be based in London.

The Curator will work closely with the Programming Committee to develop a strong and diverse programme of the best contemporary African films and with the RAS team to devise the schedule for the festival. S/he will negotiate the rights of screenings with filmmakers/distributors and will select the filmmakers to be invited to the festival.

Please contact for a more detailed job description.

Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you think you should be considered for the post and email it to by 5 pm on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at:

Royal Africa Society
36 Gordon Square

The interview panel will consist of Richard May, Deputy Director Sheila Ruiz, Programme Co-ordinator, Lindiwe Dovey and Namvula Rennie, Co-Founding Directors of Film Africa.

Film Africa

Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture. In November 2012 they held a 10 day festival of 70 African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 8 African music nights following the huge success of Film Africa 2011.

A Royal African Society event, in association with SOAS, University of London, Film Africa is hosted by the Hackney Picturehouse and also takes place at The Ritzy in Brixton, the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, the BFI Southbank, Screen on the Green in Islington, and the South London Gallery.

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