Media City Film Festival is recruiting new board members with interest and enthusiasm for moving image arts.

The organization is currently preparing for a major expansion of its operations beginning in 2021. As a new board member, you will play a key role in the governance and strategic direction of the organization at a very exciting time in our history. We are specifically looking for candidates from the Windsor-Detroit region.

Celebrated internationally as one of the most distinguished venues for the creation, exhibition, and dissemination of artists’ film and digital art worldwide, House of Toast Film & Video Collective (HoT) / Media City Film Festival (MCFF) is recognized as a significant, and globally influential platform for the advancement of artists’ moving image from Canada and around the world.

Established in 1994, HoT/MCFF has grown into a unique force in Canadian contemporary media arts culture, as the only film festival in the world operating on both sides of an international border: Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Approaching its 25th anniversary in 2020-2021, the organization’s primary exhibition activity is the annual Media City Film Festival, which has received more than 40,000 entries from over 120 nations on six different continents, directly hosting and supporting thousands of film and media artists, and benefiting tens of thousands of audience members locally, nationally and globally.

HoT/ MCFF is a not-for-profit registered in Ontario with long-term core-funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and other agencies. MCFF is also recently funded by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to present festival programming. We maintain 65+ partnerships around the world.

MCFF welcomes ALL expressions of interest. We are particularly looking to appoint new board members with experience in any of the following areas:

• Cultural management: finance, fundraising, and development 

• Filmmakers, artists, and curators with moving image-based practice/interest

• Community development and collaborative ways of working

• Cross-border audience development and analysis

• Advocacy for equality, diversity and barrier-free access for all

• Online presentation, including technical acumen and promotions


Board Members operate on a voluntary (unpaid) basis. MCFF meets monthly and more frequently for the two months prior to Festival presentation. Committee work and developmental planning are organized as required. MCFF board members are expected to actively contribute to planning for MCFF’s strategic direction (with input from the public we serve). Fundraising and ongoing HR and program development, with commitments to directly support staff and team during the Festival and for year-round programs, is expected.

How to Communicate your Expression of Interest:

Please send an email (no longer than one page) outlining your interest and how you believe your experience could be beneficial to MCFF to:

Brandon Walley, MCFF Board President

c/o Oona Mosna, Festival Program Director:

Resumes and/or CV may be attached but are not necessary.

** Similarly, if you are an international professional with interest in supporting MCFF in the areas of fundraising, advocacy, marketing and advisory from abroad, please email us! We work closely with a crew of dedicated professionals at home and abroad. **

Deadline for expressions of interest: December 15, 2020