Liverpool Irish Festival seek a film maker/independent production team to create a short film trailer (not more than 3-mins) that celebrates and communicates the work we have done to revitalise the Liverpool Irish Famine Trail. As well as communicating this story, the film should encourage interest in ongoing developments and plans in such a way it could be used for fundraising bids.
Over the next 5 years, Liverpool Irish Festival, alongside the city and community partners, will continue to revitalise the historic Liverpool Irish Famine Trail. The Trail will be restored with the involvement of local communities, providing an invigorated cultural asset for the city, creating new roles and creative commissions in the process.
The first stage has begun, with a History Research Group Lead and a team of volunteers researching and compiling information around the existing trail. The group are digitising the work of the Great Hunger Commemoration Committee using Liverpool Record Office records and compiling stories for each of the site locations on the Trail.
The successful candidate/s will work closely with the Festival team to develop a short trailer to help communicate findings, developments and processes to the Festival’s audience. The intention is for the film to be used as a standalone film, but also one that could be adapted to benefit public fundraising calls, heritage applications and to share with potential partners.
Demonstrable experience in filmmaking is essential and a relevant BA Degree is desirable, but not a prerequisite. They require someone/a team keen to learn, support their charitable aims and transfer skills to develop creative content that communicates their project, grows their audience and builds their artistic reputation.
Applicants are asked to review their Artistic Policy for details on their ethos, methodology and aims.
Fee: These fees have been resourced from a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant award. The fee is broken down as follows:
- 5 days filming @ £200 pd
- 1 film advertisement. Run as commission, £1,000
- = £2,000 TOTAL
The Liverpool Irish Festival can pay the recipient half the fee in advance, and half on submission of the final cut, if required. This will be negotiated with the applicant as part of the commission – please specify on application how you want payment making, e.g., in full on delivery or 50% upfront, 50% on delivery. It is expected that any material costs will covered within the fee.
Contract Type: Freelance fixed term contract
Responsible to: Artistic Director and CEO + History Group Lead
Deadline for applications: 9am, Mon 17 Jan 2022
For full details and to apply visit www.liverpoolirishfestival.com/short-film-commission-2022/