Message for former employees of CMI

Film - CMIThe news that the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) and its subsidiary organisations - Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse Cinema and Café Bar in Edinburgh and Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen - have gone into administration has come as a shock to everyone in Edinburgh, but most especially to the more than 100 staff who have lost their jobs. The Edinburgh Festivals have been discussing how we might be able to help these staff at this difficult time and have identified the following immediate actions.

Vacancy Listings

All those previously employed by the Centre for the Moving Image, or any of its subsidiaries, are encouraged to check out the collective Edinburgh Festivals website here - where they will find details of job vacancies at our 10 city festivals. Those interested in specific festivals can find each of their recruitment pages at the following sites:

Festivals’ recruitment requirements vary throughout the year, with a peak of recruitment in the spring, so we would encourage everyone to check the site/s on a regular basis – while also keeping an eye on our twitter feed @edfests where we will announce new vacancies.

Commitment to Interview 

The following festivals have committed to offer a guaranteed interview to all applicants previously employed by CMI or its subsidiaries as at October 2022 who meet the minimum criteria of the job they are applying for, as detailed in the application process and job description:

  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Edinburgh Science, organisers of Edinburgh Science Festival
  • Imaginate, organisers of Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Please mention recent employment at CMI or one of its subsidiaries in the cover letter or email accompanying the application, so we can apply this commitment.

Reviewing CVs

Some festivals are also able to consider CVs for specific area of interest, beyond currently listed vacancies.  Please feel free to send in a CV and covering note to:

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