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DURBAN FILMMART INSTITUTE GENERAL MANAGER - 1 YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT CLOSING DATE – 23rd APRIL 2021

07 Apr 2021

JOB ADVERT 

DURBAN FILMMART INSTITUTE GENERAL MANAGER 

1 YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT 

CLOSING DATE – 23rd APRIL 2021 

Reference: DFMI_GM_21 

Are you passionate about African Film? Do you want to play a key role in taking our stories to global  screens? Are you committed to excellence in the content business? Are you comfortable engaging at  the highest levels of professional industry? Do you respond well to a dynamic environment that  occupies the friction zone between art and business?  

If so, this may be the perfect position for you! 

The Durban FilmMart Institute is a non-profit company that facilitates local and international trade and  investment in African film content; and generates market access for African film industry professionals  and content to international markets.  

The vision of the Durban FilmMart Institute is to be the premier business hub of the African film  industries in a world where African film industry professionals and products are globally competitive  and celebrated. 

Annual Flagship Event - Durban FilmMart (DFM) 

The flagship event of the Durban FilmMart Institute is the annual Durban FilmMart, Africa's premier  finance and co-production market, now currently in its 12th year.  

Objectives of the DFM 

Raise the visibility of film projects from the African Continent and create networking  opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners. 

Enable funding for promising projects and accelerate the financing of the participating  projects through transnational cooperation. 

Stimulate production of African content and promote international coproduction  opportunities.  

Encourage project collaboration between African Filmmakers from different African  Countries. 

The Durban FilmMart Institute is looking for a self-motivated and results-driven General Manager to  direct and manage our organisation's business activities and to develop and implement effective  business strategies and programmes. The applicant must have a deep knowledge and understanding  of both the film sector and event management. The successful applicant must have strong leadership  qualities, excellent communication skills, strong work ethic, and the ability to meet pressured  deadlines.

 

Key Responsibilities of the General Manager: 

Overseeing the Artistic and Strategic Vision of the DFMI 

Lead the overall planning, production, and coordination for the annual DFM

Overseeing the planning and implementation of the DFM year-round programmes

Managing strategic relationships with DFMI’s local and international stakeholders and funders Managing the DFMI finances which includes budgeting, reporting and annual audit  Raise funds to implement the organisation’s programmes in partnership with the Board of  Directors. 

Manage and Implement the approved Business Plan 

Representing the organisation externally, including through public talks, as needed Overseeing marketing initiatives and implementing business practices 

Continuously pursue opportunities globally for the advancement of the African film industry  

Minimum Requirements 

Tertiary qualification in Business Administration, Arts or Film 

Five year experience in senior management 

Five year experience in fundraising 

Five year experience in the film industry 

Advantages 

Experience in producing festivals and film markets 

Participation in international film festivals and markets  

The successful applicant must be available to travel locally and internationally in order to represent the  organisation. Please note that the position is based in Durban. 

Applicants are required to submit a letter of motivation, certified copy of highest degree, copy of ID,  and a detailed CV including the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees, to the  DFMI Board, E-mail board@durbanfilmmart.com