Calling Freelance Marketers with a love for film

Since 2016, the BFI Film Audience Network has been creating innovative, grassroots press and marketing campaigns across the UK, all with the aim of building audiences for new independent film releases. Now, we’re looking to expand our pool of freelancer marketers, and are inviting talented, motivated marketers or promoters to a free workshop day, providing specialist training in film marketing. It’s a great chance to find out more about BFI FAN, network with other freelancers and cinemas, and find out about freelance opportunities in film exhibition all over the UK.

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is…

a collaboration of eight Film Hubs with a membership of over 1,500 cinemas, film festivals and other film exhibitors across the UK.

Working with cinemas on incredible films like A Fantastic Woman, God’s Own Country and Mustang, we’ve organised panel discussions and parties – we’ve created GIFs, zines, beermats and badges – we’ve worked with local press and online bloggers – we’ve flyered, flash-danced and Facebooked – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live in the UK, find out about great independent films screening near them.

You are…

  • passionate about film
  • culturally aware and into the arts
  • experienced in marketing and or arts/event promotion
  • organised, pro-active, a self-starter
  • good at networking and building relationships

What’s on offer?

  • Attend a free audience development workshop led by Film Marketing and Distribution specialist, Jo Taylor on 20 September 2018 at Watershed, Bristol
  • Your travel will be reimbursed and you will be paid £150 for your time
  • Find out more about freelance opportunities in film marketing where you live
  • Network with other UK-based freelancers and cinemas
  • For film marketers in Wales, there is also an opportunity to work with Film Hub Wales directly on Welsh film releases. More information available following the workshop.


We especially welcome applications from people from BAME backgrounds as they are underrepresented in the industry.

If you have any access, childcare or other needs that we can help with, please contact us at

How do I apply?

Fill out the form below, or if you would like to arrange a call or video chat please contact us at

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 27 August.


Apply here

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