Distribution Coordinator Cape Town

The African Virtual Reality creates movies that you can experience from inside the story, by putting on a VR headset. We have shown our past projects at over 80 film festivals, art galleries and events worldwide, including a travelling pop-up exhibition tour across Africa. Now, we want to create more opportunities for local audiences to watch this type of work.

We're looking for a distribution coordinator to plan and execute the release of a growing slate of VR projects. This will include finding great African work to license, liaising with international festivals and events, and most importantly, planning a new exhibition tour with partner venues across Southern Africa. The coordinator will teach local facilitators how to run their screenings and collaborate with them on curating content and programming for their audiences. The coordinator will seek out new venues, particularly in underserved areas, to screen projects.

This is a 9-month contract position at our headquarters in Cape Town. Some travel within South Africa and Africa may be required.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in South Africa, a valid passport and a driver's license.

Responsibilities
Building network of exhibition partners
Planning screening event logistics
Facilitating screening events
Training local partners to facilitate screening events
Collaborating with partners on complementary programming alongside VR screenings
Maintaining kit of VR hardware
Generating marketing collateral including press kits and social media announcements
Documenting events for public sharing and internal reports
Managing a database of VR projects and film festivals
Film festival submissions
Reviewing African VR work and making recommendations to Executive Producers for acquisitions
Drafting and executing licensing contracts
Tracking royalty income and disbursements to licensors

Basic Qualifications
University degree and/or junior/mid level work experience
Experience in event management, cultural programming, or film festivals.
Passion for arts, culture and technology
Interest in learning about VR and new media
Valid passport
Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
Network in arts / film / cultural impact
Film licensing experience
Adobe suite design skills
You do not need to have worked in 360 filmmaking and Virtual Reality but it would be an advantage.

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