AIFI cannot run without its army of passionate volunteers and while this work is unpaid we’re confident that it will be worth your while. Not only is it a good way to see an important side of the native cinema industry, you’ll have an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to network with industry professionals.

Volunteer positions

General / Stewarding
Stewarding, ushering and invigilation of festival events and exhibitions.

Events / Production / Runner
Helping with the installation, running and take-down of screenings and events.

Marketing / Promotion / Data Capture
Promotional support, e-marketing, social media support, distribution of marketing materials, getting feedback from the members of the public and inputting audience data.

Photography / Documentation
Documenting the events, films and exhibitions through photography and video. Camera experience is essential, as well as your own professional equipment.

Q&A Hosts
We invite filmmakers whose work is screening at the Festival to participate in Q&A sessions. Your role as Q&A Host is to meet and greet the filmmakers, make sure they are properly prepared and most importantly, interview them at the end of the screening. For this role we are looking for students in film or journalism (with a good knowledge of film). You will also need to be comfortable in public speaking.

Your role will be to look after guests and sponsors when they first arrive at the Festival, registering them and providing them with all the needed information they may require. You need to be friendly, approachable and calm under pressure.

Volunteer Benefits

The perfect way to get involved for anybody wanting to gain work experience whilst broadening their film knowledge.

– Single admission to regular screenings (subject to availability and when you are off-duty) 
– Access to AIFF events (subject to availability and when you are off-duty)
– Gain knowledge in the film industry on indie level

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - This position requires occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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