Cimatheque seeks guest programmers

Deadline: January 20, 2015

Opportunities, Egypt

Cimatheque seeks guest programmers

The Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Cairo is currently looking for guest programmers interested in selecting films to be screened during Cimatheque’s first season.

Cimatheque is committed to expanding the local audience for alternative cinema, and presenting different forms of cinematic expression. Its team is interested in welcoming diverse ideas for the screening programme, and working with creative individuals from various backgrounds to help enrich our space and its goals.

The proposals should be sent to yasmin@cimatheque.org, and entail the following:

  • A brief biography describing professional and educational background. 
  • Statement of interest that outlines a vision for the screening programme, including a list of films (no more than five) explaining the reasons behind their selection.

The deadline to receive proposals is no later than January 20, 2015.

Individuals whose proposals have been selected will work closely with Cimatheque’s team in the development of artistic content, as well as in the logistical set-up of the screenings. Cimatheque will provide a modest honorarium, in addition to covering the screening rights, accommodation, and other expenses incurred.

Future programmers should bear in mind that they will work with Cimatheque’s team on securing screening rights and clearances, researching the technical requirements / formats available, subtitling information, developing written content for the brochures / flyers, setting-up the screening schedule, and presenting the films during the screenings.

Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre, believes in the diversity of cinema as an art form. It hopes to create a space in which the audience, film practitioners, critics, and other specialists can exchange ideas and experiences, and partake in an open discourse regarding film. Cimatheque’s services and programmes are to include film screenings, specialised workshops, a library, a moving image archive, and a lab for super 8mm and 16mm analogue film.

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