The programmer(s) will help program film screenings, including both feature and short films, premieres, Q&A, and other programs. 

Additionally, the programmer will help to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision and curatorial profile of the festival in consultation with Festival Director and Festival Manager and the Head of Programming. 

This is a year-round, part-time, unpaid position with starting time as soon as possible. 

The programmer(s) will be an integral part of a team that produces a kick-ass international event.


  • Provide support to the Head of Programming in managing the annual process of programming

  • Scout, select, and secure feature films 

  • Negotiate agreements with filmmakers and distributors

  • Oversee and support the collection of short films and relevant marketing material

  • Screen of the short film submissions and compilation of short film programs

  • Support the Communication & PR by providing key info on the titles in the program

  • Prepare and/or write film synopsis for printed program and website

  • Track programming budget

  • Participate in strategic planning, including developing and meeting annual budget and audience attendance goals

  • Keep track of tech requirements and screening formats 

  • Notify selected filmmakers 

  • Notify declined film submissions through the FilmFreeway internal email system

  • Prepare, assign, and/or write film synopsis

  • Provide an annual review of the Festival programming 

  • Attend Annecy 2020 (if coronavirus allows)

Complementary tasks:

  • Help run and promote VOID IAFF´s Call for Entry to the film community around the world 

  • Help organize and oversee a pre selection committee for short films. 

  • Develop criteria for film selection

  • Organize database of filmmakers who have submitted films 

  • Help promote VOID IAFF, its events and programs

  •  At times, offer content for VOID IAFF social media and website

  • Support the selection of festival’s jurors

What you can expect 

  • Opportunity to combine your day/part-time job with a passion-driven project

  • A dynamic and engaging environment 

  • Work flexibility and freedom to work remotely at your own tempo 

  • Clear deadlines

  • Onboarding program

  • Possibility influence the artistic vision and the curatorial profile of the festival´s 6th edition

  • Centrally located workspace (in Vesterbro, CPH)

  • Team events (kick-off, Julefrokost, Slutefter)

  • Coffee & Chips

About YOU

  • Able to work independently, efficiently and under deadline pressure

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in both English and Danish

  • Detail-oriented, organized, motivated 

  • Curious, collaborative, adaptable

  • +1 year experience as a Programmer or Assistant/Associate Programmer in film festivals

  • Familiar with film and video formats and film production

  • Interested in animation films, independent filmmaking

  • Like to stay current on trends and titles within the independent film industry


VOID Copenhagen is a non-profit organization that every year arranges the VOID International Animation Film Festival in Copenhagen, DK.

The festival is a 10-day long celebration of independent filmmaking in animation and every year it takes charge of fostering diversity in animation by bringing to the big screen the weird, the mind-blowing, the poetic, the unexpected.

The festival born in 2015 has since then been run completely by volunteers who share the same strong passion for the art and craft of animation and ambition to showcase more world-class animated storytelling. is Denmark's leading volunteer job portal.

Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.


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  • Assignmenttype: Boards, development and strategy, Events and fundraising
  • Workarea: Cultural activities
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: VOID International Animation Film Festival

Information about the organisation:

VOID International Animation Film Festival

  • Updated: 20.03.20
  • Expires: 16.06.20
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