In:Site Film Maker Opportunity

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic emerging film maker, keen to gain experience in interviewing and documentary film making. We welcome creative ideas and would like someone who is confident working in an outdoor public space.
We are also looking to recruit volunteers for In:Site Festival 2022.

Fee: £850 to include five half days of filming, editing and travel costs
When: Monday 9th May – Friday 13th May 2022.
Where: Cathedral Square in Birmingham.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 5pm


We’re looking for a film maker to produce short documentary films about graduate makers activities during In:Site festival. In:Site is an annual festival showing contemporary craft made by graduate makers. The festival takes place in Birmingham’s Cathedral Square and is produced by Craftspace.

Role includes:

  • Creating 20 films – 19 for each artist at In:Site festival and 1 film about the volunteers – each approx 1.5 minutes long.
  • The films will include interviews with artists talking about their practice, site-specific pieces and their experience at In:Site festival. Craftspace can support with supplying interview questions.
  • Capture public participation viewing and/or making pieces.
  • Edit the films and ensure they are in a suitable format to be uploaded to the Craftspace YouTube page. Films must include captions, artist names and In:Site & Craftspace branding.

Location and Timing

5 half days of filming from 9th – 13th May 2022. Editing to be completed before the end of May 2022.
In:Site Festival takes place in Cathedral Square, Birmingham.

Fees and eligibility

You will be paid a fee of £850 (which includes VAT). The fee includes five half days of filming, editing and travel costs. Film makers must supply their own film making and editing equipment.

This role is open to emerging film makers. Applicants must be 18 years old or over by 30th April 2022 to apply for In:Site Festival. We particularly welcome applications from these groups: Black and ethnic minority people and people identifying as disabled or underrepresented in the arts workforce.

Application process

Download, complete and return the application form or submit a short video application that answers the questions on the application form by Tuesday 19th April at 5pm. Please also include links to some examples of your work.

Please download the brief for further information. If you have any further questions, email Katy Sadler at [email protected].


Where Next?

Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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