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New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is seeking an Executive Director to create and execute on contributed and earned income opportunities, build capacity, and assume a leadership role to expand the reach and impact of this world-renowned organization. The position begins January 2013.
Founded in 1997, NYICFF is the largest festival of film for children and teens in North America and is at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more relevant and compelling film for children. The cornerstone of the organization is the annual four-week festival in March, a one-of-a-kind showcase of the absolute best new film from around the world for ages 3-18. The most recent edition presented 100 films to a sold-out audience of 25,000 attendees and generated over 100 million media hits. NYICFF is an Oscar-qualifying event, and our jury include film luminaries Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, James Schamus, and Gus Van Sant.
In addition to the annual festival, the organization produces year-round programs in New York and nationally, an online festival, a Film Education program, hands-on filmmaking classes for children, and has a well-established and effective audience diversity program. In recognition of these efforts, the NY State Council for the Arts named NYICFF "a model for youth programming in New York State." Despite the recent economic downturn, NYICFF has more than doubled its operating budget over the past four years.
The Executive Director (ED) will work in close partnership with our Founding Artistic Director to build on a strong foundation and grow the organization to the next level. The ED will have primary responsibility for fundraising, business development, and organizational management and will play a leadership role in setting strategic direction. The ED will report to the Founding Artistic Director and will be the primary liaison between the festival staff and the Board of Directors.
This position is full-time, salaried, and health benefits are available. Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, please put "NYICFF Executive Director" in the subject line and email cover letter
and resume to:
Emily Shapiro, Co-President
Board of Directors, New York International Children's Film Festival