From time to time, Aunty offers paid, volunteer and work experience opportunities where you can work with our team on a variety of exciting projects.

  • We are a Living Wage employer: we will pay the National Living Wage as a minimum in our PAYE posts.
  • When advertising freelance opportunities, we will base payments to freelancers on the Artists Union rates of pay.
  • As we are a voluntary organisation, artists may want to volunteer their time. In these cases, we will (as a minimum) offer to cover materials and expenses.

We update this page regularly so do make sure that you check back.

2022

2021

November 2021: Film writers needed for the new festival website
Closing date: 26 November 2021
Value: £100 per article

After 6 fabulous years of screenings and events, we are re-launching our film festival website in December 2021! This is a fantastic opportunity to get your work published and accessible to a diverse North West audience. 

What are we looking for?
We’re searching for writers to submit a piece that explores any of the following themes:

🎬 A black and white film 
🎬 Blackpool’s film heritage or its current scene
🎬 The work of an actor, director, filmmaker
🎬 An artist working with moving image
🎬 A film genre or movement
🎬 An aspect of filmmaking
🎬 Your personal film story/practice

Your piece can be in the form of a review, a short critique essay, a photo essay, a top 5 (or top 10) or a similar piece of text that you think could be suited to our website and audience.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you can find more information here.

July 2021: Open Call
Web design brief for the Winter Gardens Film Festival

Closing date: Friday 13 August 2021
Value £2000

Objectives
We need a new website that helps us to showcase this unique festival by:
🎬 Increasing awareness of the festival,
🎬 Generating more online ticket sales; and
🎬 Boosting engagement with our blog posts and social media accounts.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you can find more information here.

Blackpool Young Filmmakers
We’re looking for 2 film assistants and a project coordinator.
Closing date 12 March 2021.
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2020

OPEN CALL: Blackpool Social Club zine #1
Everything not saved will be lost
Submissions are open for the first issue of the Blackpool Social Club Zine. We welcome contributions from artists and creatives of all backgrounds and all experience levels who live in an FY postcode area. DEADLINE Friday 25 September 2020
Find out more

2019

Big Pier Day – Saturday 13 July 2019, 11am – 3:30pm. 
We are currently looking for artists and performers to add to our event programme.

What We Are Looking For
We have 3 opportunities for artists/designers/creative organisations/storytellers/performers to deliver interactive installations, practical workshops or immersive performances. 

Theme: Seaside Holiday, 1950s.
Download Big Pier Day Artist Brief 2019

Deadline for applications 5pm Monday 17 June 2019

2018

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the Winter Gardens Film Festival 2019. Take a look!

2017

Artist Led Activities and Performances for Retroscope Family Archive Film Day

Saturday 29 July 2017, 11am – 4:30pm

We are currently looking for artists and performers to add to our event programme.

We have 2 opportunities for artists/designers/creative organisations/storytellers/performers to deliver interactive installations, practical workshops or immersive performances.

Download the Artist Brief 

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 June 2017