Search Launched for Chief Creative Officer by Centre for the Moving Image

Scotland’s Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), that incorporates leading independent cinemas including Edinburgh’s Filmhouse; the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen, launches an international search for a Chief Creative Officer. The role is to create, lead and champion the creative vision and voice of the EIFF and Filmhouse Cinemas, placing film, filmmakers and audiences at the heart of everything they do.

Looking to the long term, the Chief Creative Officer will be responsible for developing and driving the creative vision and strategies for the whole of the CMI, including its curated screenings programmes, its audience development, community engagement, learning, talent and industry development programmes.

The CMI believes that they will be stronger with greater diversity at all levels in the organisation and therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference. 

Recruitment agency Saxton Bamfylde has been appointed to run the international search process, which closes on 3rd March 2021 and full details of the role is available on their website using reference BANAQA.

CEO of CMI Ken Hay said “We are excited to be launching the search for the Chief Creative Officer today. The film industry and film festivals are going through a period of rapid change and this is a fantastic opportunity for a creative visionary who is passionate about films, filmmakers and audiences to lead EIFF, Filmhouse Cinemas and the breadth of our charitable work into the future.”

The new Chief Creative Officer will create and lead the vision for Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2022 and more information on plans for EIFF 2021 will be announced soon.

Irene Brown

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