We get by with a lots of help from our volunteers…
Dec 13,2011 - 06:46 PM
Of course, fantastic films, stunning location and the presence of hundreds of film folk from around the world all help – but behind the scenes it takes a considerable amount of military-style planning to ensure that everything runs smoothly and as close to plan as possible. And ensuring this happens are our invaluable squadrons of volunteers, the friendly, purposeful corps of Dubai-based film-lovers who work tirelessly around the clock to keep DIFF ticking over.
This year, there are 700 DIFF volunteers recruited from universities and colleges across Dubai, including the Dubai Women’s College, Zayed University and Dubai Men’s College. As well as these institutions, DIFF held recruitment sessions in early November, finding volunteers for Guest Relations & Hospitality, Programme Administration, Festival Administration, Theatre Operations, People Choice Awards, Registration. Representing the diverse and vibrant make-up of Dubai, our volunteers come together at the festival to be the ‘frontline’ of the DIFF team.
Should you need to know where to go – what to do – who to speak to – or just pass the time of day - you can easily find one of our volunteers. Just look out for the distinctive yellow scarf and friendly smile!