Wotever DIY Film Festival recruits volunteers for two key posts

The Wotever DIY Film Festival is recruiting for two voluntary posts: a sponsorship and fundraising manager and a press and marketing manager to help deliver this year’s festival.

Wotever FIlm Festival

The Wotever DIY Film Festival is a celebration of queer lo-fi filmmaking. The Festival aims to show work from established directors and first time newbies, and demonstrate that you don’t need a million pounds to make a great film – or a great festival!

2015 is the fourth year of the festival, which is once again being hosted in the Cinema Museum in Kenning in August.


Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager – Voluntary Position

There is an opening for a Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager to join the small, dedicated team delivering the festival.

You will be responsible for creating and delivering this year’s fundraising strategy, identifying new sources of funding and sponsorship and liaising with existing sponsors.

You must be passionate about Queer/LGBT+ film, arts or community events and committed to helping organisers deliver a successful festival. Some experience is desirable, but enthusiasm and great interpersonal skills go a long way!

Press and Marketing Manager – Voluntary Position
Press and Marketing Manager needed for a small dedicated team. You will be responsible for creating and delivering this year’s marketing strategy and raising awareness of the festival.

Responsibilities include liaising with press to secure previews and reviews, developing new and existing marketing strategies and helping to maintain social media presence.

You will be highly creative and have excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

Some press contacts and experience/knowledge of dealing with writer and journalists highly desirable, but passion for Queer/LGBT+ film, arts or community events a must.


Both roles will require a commitment of 4+ hours per week, increasing as the festival approaches, and attendance at fortnightly meetings. In return you will receive valuable work experience on a popular queer film festival, the opportunity to meet and network with others in the queer arts scene and the chance to see a lot of really great queer film.

Although the festival is run by volunteers, organisers passionately believe that people should be paid for their work and as such any profits from the festival will be divided between volunteers, but be aware this will not make you rich!

Although the team is broadly organised according to role, they try and operate as non-hierarchically as possible and welcome all ideas and suggestions.

Apply with covering letter and CV to Theresa and Tara at woteverfilm@gmail.com


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