Alchemy Film & Arts are delighted to offer an exciting training opportunity to support the delivery of the 2024 edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, in partnership with Film Hub Scotland as part of its New Producers Scheme 2023/24.

Designed for people who’d like to better understand how to produce film events for audiences in Scotland, the New Producers scheme aims to increase the number of marginalised people working for cinemas and festivals within Scotland. As Film Hub Scotland states, ‘This includes those marginalised due to race, gender, sexuality, age, class, and/or disability. This comes from a recognition that these identities are not adequately represented within the Scottish screen industry.’

Our New Producer position is offered on a part-time employed basis (three days per week) for five months at real living wage (£10.90 per hour). 


Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is the UK’s festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image, whose fourteenth edition will take place 2 – 5 May 2024 in Hawick. Presenting an international programme of cinema screenings, moving-image exhibitions, live performances and a ceilidh in venues around town, our flagship event is known for the openness, solidarity, humour, hospitality and non-competitive nature with which it is delivered.

At Alchemy, we value production as the place where curation, feasibility, safeguarding, access, inclusion, and meaningful engagement intersect – not existing in isolation. We aim to challenge accepted practices within the sector, providing alternatives towards values-led production – and we want to share and develop this approach. 

We’d like to appoint a New Producer to develop within and alongside our values-led practice, skills, experience, and unique production context – sharing our methods while also contributing from their own experience. We want to continue our work in providing opportunities for underrepresented individuals to gain access and meaningful experience in the sector in ways that are structured and supported.


Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 12 October
Interviews: Monday 23 October
Term: 4 December 2023 – 4 May 2024 (three days per week)

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

Image: Sanne Gault