New Promoter Scheme 2022 – Application Form

Deadline for applications 5pm Monday 9 May.

Interviews will be held week commencing 23 May.

We are offering an exciting training opportunity for people who’d like to better understand how to curate films for audiences in Scotland. The New Promoters Scheme aims to increase the number of marginalised people curating films for cinemas, festivals and venues within Scotland. This includes those who are marginalised due to race, gender, sexuality, age, class, and disability. This comes from a recognition that these identities are not adequately represented within the Scottish screen industry. 

These positions are offered as 51 days – part time (3 or 4 days) for four/ five months – at the real living wage of £9.90ph. More information about how this is structured within the participating organisations below. 

You don’t need any previous film experience, just a passion for cinema and an interest in working in the industry. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete an application.  

When completing the form please consider any other work you have undertaken (whether in film or not) and how some of these skills may be transferable or developed upon within this role. Please note that those who are currently in full time education are not eligible to apply. 

You can apply in one of the following ways:

1) Complete our online form here and our equal opportunities form here

2) A short video answering the questions below filmed on your mobile phone, email to: j.atkinson@ayafilms.org

3) By text or WhatsApp to this number 07971740678

The New Promoters Scheme is supported by Film Hub Scotland which is a project of Glasgow Film. 


  1. Tell us about yourself and your interest in cinema – why do you want to be a New Promoter?  
  1. Tell us about a film or film event that inspires you, and why? 
  1. How would this role fit into your broader aspirations of working in film exhibition?  
  1. How will your previous experience inform your abilities and knowledge when undertaking this role?  
  1. Please tell us why you would be interested in working for the organisation(s) you have selected.
  1. If you have any access requirements for the interview please let us know.

Participating organisations

Screen Argyll

Screen Argyll supports all forms of film exhibition, promotion, and engagement throughout Argyll. We deliver screenings, festivals, film education, film and animation production, resources, and community projects across Argyll and the Isles. Screen Argyll provides opportunities for remote communities to connect through film and supports venues to engage with the widest possible audience.

Sea Change is a Film Festival and Development Lab on the Hebridean Island of Tiree, hosted by Screen Argyll. Sea Change provides a dedicated space for women in the industry to develop professionally and personally. Set on the beautiful and remote island of Tiree time away from your inbox will bring fresh air and insight to your immediate and distant horizons. The annual celebration of Women in Film will welcome audiences to live screenings on the island and online from 23 – 25 September 2022. The weekend will include workshops, talks and special guests.

The New Promoter can either be based at our office on the Isle of Tiree or working remotely, some availability to attend meetings in person are required. The ability to work in person from the Isle of Tiree from the Tuesday 20th September – Tuesday 27th September is essential. The role would start at the beginning of July until the beginning of October, initially 2 days a week, building as we approach the festival in September, days can be flexible and negotiated in advance. The role will involve supporting the festival director and producer to deliver the festival. You will gain experience on all Festival operations, providing essential administrative and logistical support for all aspects of events delivery, both online and in person, on the Isle of Tiree and across satellite venues.