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About Frontières Co-Production Market

FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and international co-production. It is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, with the collaboration of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.

Over the course of 4 days during the Fantasia International Film Festival, FRONTIÈRES presents 20 genre projects in development which are presented to a large and diverse group of prominent industry professionals (producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors). The 20 projects participate in an opening pitch session to the 450 industry professionals in attendance, who then meet one-on-one with the projects via a meeting scheduling service. Other activities include round-table networking sessions for producers without a project, panels addressing new trends in genre cinema, and networking cocktails.


This year, the Co-Production Market will run from July 23-26 2020.

Production Director

About the position

Reporting to the executive director of the Frontières co-production market, and in collaboration with the festival operations director as needed, the Production Director will manage the market's production schedule, and execute and maintain the effective set-up, running and tear down of market events & spaces.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES (to which all related tasks will be added, if necessary):

  • Collaborate with the executive director to execute the logistical elements of all market events & spaces;
  • Establish and coordinate the production schedule for the market
  • Coordinate various signage needs for market spaces & events
  • Oversee and manage the production budget
  • Liaise with Concordia University and any other market venues to ensure security & necessary permits, devise floor plans as needed
  • Coordinate and set up production elements for the various market events and spaces (networking cocktails, pitch sessions, conferences, party and closing dinner, networking events, meeting rooms);
  • Participate in hiring and supervise contract workers (production coordinator) and volunteers relevant to production needs;
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the production of the festival;
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to ensure visibility needs of market partners are executed
  • Oversee the monitoring & installation of all equipment required in market spaces in collaboration with Concordia University;
  • Secure and Manage the required permits and insurance (premises and equipment);
  • Monitor market activities to ensure events are smoothly run in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Director of Programming;
  • Oversee storage, inventory and tracking of market materials & equipment
  • Create and manage a schedule & list of production tasks and production “run-down” sheets for the market team

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REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS SOUGHT

  • Experience of at least 5 years in event and/or festival production;
  • Strong interest in genre cinema an asset;
  • Strong leadership skills & ability to manage a team
  • Strong skills in event logistics;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & diplomacy
  • Expertise in problem-solving
  • Experience in budget management
  • Knowledge of the Zone Festival database system or equivalent, an asset
  • Proficiency in Google Drive (Docs, Sheets);
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in French AND English (knowledge of another language; an asset);
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage several files at the same time;
  • Great organizational skills;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and flexibility;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent team spirit & collaborative skills



POST DETAILS
Full-time temporary employment
Contract: from April 6 to August 7, 2020
Must be available between July 20-27 inclusively

Send your CVs and cover letter to:
Lindsay Peters - lindsay@fantasiafestival.com

Applications must be received by March 16th 5pm
Frontières actively promotes employment equality and values parity and diversity in its hiring practices.

Production & Special Events Coordinator

About the position

Reporting to the Production Director, the Production & Special Events Coordinator will assist with the logistics of all market events & spaces, and serve as point person for Frontières special events: networking cocktails and closing party

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES (may include additional relevant tasks, as needed):

  • Organization of Market cocktails, according to the policies in force at Concordia University and the Liquor Control Board (security plan, liquor license, etc.), as well as in the budget allocated by the Production Director
  • In collaboration with the Production Director, ensure coordination with all suppliers of cocktails on the Market (quotes and orders with the caterer, order and follow-up of delivery of alcohol, furniture, etc.);
  • Set-up & tear down of cocktail events & closing night party
  • Supervise intern(s) responsible for cocktail guest lists
  • Supervision of volunteers during cocktails & in market spaces, in collaboration with the Fantasia Volunteer Coordinator
  • Ensure smooth running of cocktails on site
  • Assist the Market Production Director in the execution of their tasks (set-up & tear down of Market places, securing production supplies, preparation of working tools and operational documents);
  • Coordination with all suppliers linked to general market spaces (bids, orders and reception of furniture and caterers for market spaces, Concordia permits, etc., coordination of the installation of the Internet at Concordia University);
  • Each morning during the market, open and maintain market spaces (coffee, breakfast buffet)
  • All other related tasks related to Market operations and production

REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS SOUGHT

  • Experience of at least one year or successful contract in event and / or festival production;
  • Strong interest in genre cinema, an asset;
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with volunteers;
  • Knowledge and mastery of the Zone Festival database or equivalent, an asset;
  • Familiarity with the Google Drive suite software;
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in French AND English (knowledge of another language; an asset);
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong multi-tasking skills
  • Great organizational skills;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and flexibility;
  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Excellent team spirit and collaboration;




POST DETAILS
Full-time temporary employment
Contract: from June 29 to July 29, 2020
Must be available between July 20-27 inclusively

Send us a cover letter and CV to:
Lindsay Peters - lindsay@fantasiafestival.com
Applications must be received by April 20th, 5pm
Frontières actively promotes employment equality and values parity and diversity in its hiring practices.