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: Francisca Onumah

Francisca was part of In:Site 2014

The artists uses a hammer to stamp metal.

Artist: Jessica Hargreaves

Jessica was part of In:Site 2015

The artist crouches over a memorial stone as she takes a casting.

Artist: Ryan Dilkes

Ry was part of In:Site 2019

The artist sits on a bench surrounded by furniture made from discarded wood.

Artist: Stefanie Cheong

Stefanie was part of In:Site 2013.

A pine cone with gold decoration on a string.


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