Reelworld Film and Industry Lead Programmer

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location:  Toronto, Canada

Reelworld is seeking a highly motivated, creative, film enthusiast with 3+ years of event and film programming experience to oversee our film and industry programming for the annual film festival, year-round professional development and industry networking events, and youth workshops. This full-time position will provide an opportunity for an experienced, knowledgeable, ambitious individual to take on a significant role in managing and developing the strategic planning in shaping the programming that speaks to Reelworld’s vision and mandate.


We are a small team and require staff who work well with others, take direction well, and who are professionals who take initiative, work without supervision and begin projects independently. You must be an efficient, well-organized person who works well under pressure, with strong leadership skills. Your values and Reelworld’s must align as you will be expected to represent Reelworld at industry events and at the annual Festival.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in overall organizational planning including Strategic and Operational plans, Annual Budgets, and Departmental work plans.

  • Develop strategic plan to optimize our resources and leverage our existing and potential partnerships to increase workshops, mentorship and learning opportunities for youth and artists.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with sponsors to increase funding for programming.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with film community professionals, including film talent, studios, publicists, producers, agents and managers.

  • Oversee coop students and interns.

  • Develop Critical Path for Film Programming.

  • Aggressively seek out new films by Canadian BIPOC filmmakers; select films for inclusion in festival; coordinate film schedule; write film synopses; maintain filmmaker database;

  • Represent Reelworld and speak to our shared mission and values at Festival and industry events

  • Develop and execute industry panels comprised of actors, directors and enthralling topics for audiences.

  • Develop and execute community workshops for youth.

  • Execute E20 Program: Participate in Emerging 20 selection Process; reach out to BIPOC professionals on every level to create 2 weeks of workshops aimed at increasing artists’ skills; facilitate networking training events; coordinate one-on-one meetings between the artists and leading professionals in the Canadian screen-based entertainment industry.




  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in film/media/cinema studies, or related.

  • Strong Canadian entertainment industry contacts.

  • 3+ years of experience in executing industry and screening programs for festivals or entertainment and media industry.  

  • Experience in working both outside and inside film institutions.

  • Knowledge and passionate about culture and entertainment as a tool to make social change.

  • Detail oriented and managing time.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in all Social Media platforms, Photoshop, MS office, G suite, Graphic Design, Image and Video Editing and possessed of the enthusiasm and ability to learn platform specific best practices.

  • Available to work during normal business hours and on evenings / weekends as required.


Reelworld is mandated to give BIPOC individuals more opportunity, please consider self-identifying as such in your application.


Please clearly indicate the position to which you are applying and email your resume and a cover letter to:

Reelworld is a registered Canadian charity: Charitable #873045611RR0001


Address: 20 Richmond St. E., Suite #600, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2R9

Tel:  416-598-7933​.

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