New Digitisation and Commissioning Project, Touring the UK
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Cinenova as an organisation, which launched at the ICA in 1991. To acknowledge this anniversary and continue preserving the collection, Cinenova is digitising ten works that currently exist on precarious film prints and of which we only have compromised digital versions. The selected films are produced from national and international contexts addressing representation of gender, race, sexuality, health and community.
The digitised works will tour the UK at a number of partner organisations, supported by a programme of Response Commissions from artists/curators/writers/practitioners. The role of the Project Coordinator would undertake the responsibility of managing the administration involved in: overseeing the digitisation of ten works from the collection; working with the organisation Collective Text to caption the films; liaising with the ten commissioned responders; and working with the ten UK arts organisations involved in the national tour, including a strand at the ICA to the mark the anniversary.
This role requires some in-person hours in London throughout the eight month period, but will largely be remote.
Address: remote, and London
Hours: 2 days a week, for 8 months
Pay: £150 p/day, for a total of £9600
Start date: w/c 9 August 2021
Cinenova is a volunteer-run charity preserving, presenting and distributing the work of feminist film and video makers. Cinenova was formed in 1991 from the merger of two feminist distributors both formed in the 1970s in response to the lack of recognition of women in film. We continue this legacy supporting the distribution of womxn’s film and video making it accessible to audiences, filmmakers, artists, community video makers, activists and educators.
Our public programme works to encourage dialogues with the works within the collection and connect the work to groups and organising represented in the films, including educational films for secondary schools, consciousness raising videos for underrepresented marginalised communities and groups, projects with community and women’s centres, local libraries in parallel to art spaces, film festivals and academic contexts.