EXCLUSIVE: The British Film Institute is close to appointing a new Festivals Director, with an announcement expected imminently, Deadline understands.
The incoming candidate will replace Tricia Tuttle, who announced she would step down from the role on the eve of last year’s London Film Festival.
The Festivals Director role was listed by the BFI late last year with an £85,000 ($102,000) annual salary. The prestigious job includes stewardship of the BFI’s flagship London Film Festival as well as the body’s LGBTQIA-focused festival BFI Flare, which runs this month from March 15-26. “We are looking for candidates who have significant senior management experience in managing a festival, developing the program, and managing key stakeholders,” the application read.
The closing date for applications was January 16. Two rounds of interviews were held, with the last on February 8. The job is set under a fixed-term, three-year contract, with the potential to extend for a further one to two years.Read more on deadline.com