Become Moon Festival’s Film Maker and receive training from a BBC Producer

Moon Festival is looking for a young film director to produce a complex piece of work at the intersection between culture and commerce.

The ideal candidate is a commercially led creative, aged 18-25, looking to hone their skills and flex their creativity by working on one of London’s boldest new cultural festivals.

As part of the job, you will be working closely with BBC Future Experience Technologies’ Creative Producer Mark Fothergill, an experienced storyteller who can help shape your work and career.


The filmmaker/production company will shoot, edit and direct Moon Festival’s key piece of video content for 2019. The piece will be used in future years as our business card for sponsors, funders and punters. The piece needs to:

  • Document the work happening behind the scenes
  • Capture and convey the breath of approaches to the Moon covered and the enormous influence that the Moon has on culture
  • Capture and convey the unique atmosphere of the festival: a new way of experiencing the night in London
  • Bring to the table the film maker’s unique artistic flaire without compromising on the commercial aspect of what is to be produced

Our favourite pieces of content


The Night Club

This Girl Can

Show them

About Moon Festival

“London is a captivating place to be. I am pleased that the Moon Festival team are raising the profile of our city at night and encouraging Londoners to get outside, meet one another and take time to appreciate the natural beauty of the Moon” Night Czar Amy Lamé

Moon Festival is a 7-nights celebration of people’s relationship with the Moon across time, cultures and subjects happening in London between July 19-26 2019. The festival aims to highlight the enormous power the Moon has held  over humans across cultures, history and disciplines.

About your mentor

Mark Fothergill is a Creative Producer for the BBC R&D’s FXT (Future Experience Technologies) Team. He’s worked in Television, Marketing and Digital industries creating entertainment for ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, spanning genres from scripted reality to virtual reality.


  • £5000 inclusive of VAT
  • Weekly sessions with BBC Taster Content Producer Mark Fothergill including initial focused support on concept development + weekly Skype meetings + intensive support towards the dn of the project
  • Access to talent, including exclusive interviews with world leading cultural icons

Time Commitment

A set number of activities will need to be captured including:

  • Every night of festival dates (19th – 26th July 2019 with the xception of Tuesday 23rd July)
  • June 15th – Event Coverage
  • Talent interviews – a minimum of 3 trips to different London sites over June and July for interviews
  • 24th May 2019 – Sponsor activation coverage
  • 7th June – Workshop coverage
  • Festival rehearsals X 2 sessions

How to apply

Send your showreel along with a 250 cover letter on why you are perfect for the job to by Monday May 6th, 5pm.

Informal interviews will be carried out w/c May 6th.