From the filmset of Sámi bojá. Photo by Niels Ovllá Dunfjell Oskal.

The International Sámi Film Institute announces a 100 % Film Consultant position


The film consultant is ISFI’s foremost film resource, representing our expertise in film, both externally and internally within our team. The position of the film consultant is a central role in the ISFI team and plays an important role in the development of ISFI and the Sámi film industry.

Main tasks of the Film Consultant:

1. Evaluate and provide advice on grant applications and collaborate with the director, administrator, and board of ISFI to make decisions.
2. Ensure the best possible development for film projects receiving funding from ISFI by providing advice and engaging in dialogue with filmmakers.
3. Establish and maintain connections with Sámi and indigenous film production environments.
4. Participate in ISFI’s team at national and international events in the film industry.
5. Actively enhance opportunities for Sámi filmmakers in both the Sámi and international film and TV sectors.

Who we’re looking for: 

• Proficiency in Sámi, one of the Nordic languages, as well as English, both spoken and written.
• A bachelor’s degree in film studies or extensive work experience in the film industry.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to work independently and in a team.
• Knowledge of the film industry and its significant role in society.
• Willingness to travel as needed, including internationally.

What we offer you:

• Opportunity for a key position at ISFI, which is rapidly evolving and holds an important role in the Sámi community.
• Chance to influence and shape the development of the Sámi film industry.
• Be part of a stimulating work environment where positivity, collaboration, innovation, and commitment are key values.
• Work in an innovative Sámi and international film environment.

Application deadline: April 20, 2024.

The position is initially for four years but can be extended. Salary to be negotiated.

Place of work: Guovdageaidnu or other solutions can be discussed if needed.

Application Process: Send your applications with attachments (CV and references) to
For more information, contact ISFI Managing Director Anne Lajla Utsi, phone +47 907 55 574.

We hope you can start as soon as possible.

Read more about ISFI objectives here.

Almost all of the ISFI team gathered at the Indigenous Film Conference, autumn 2023.