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DIFF  |  Support DIFF  |  Volunteers 
Support DIFF


Volunteers have been integral to the success of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) since the inaugural edition in 2004, over 6,000 volunteers have given their time and energy and as DIFF prepares for the 11th edition which takes place from December, 10th through to the 17th December, the role of DIFF volunteers has never been more important.

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) now presents the opportunity for film enthusiasts to work as unpaid volunteers to be a part of the action. We need a stellar team of volunteers to make the Festival an outstanding experience that exceeds expectations for all of our guests.

If you have an interest in film, love meeting new people and want to support film in the UAE we need you! Volunteer positions are available in all capacities from administration, box office, ushers, red carpet and events management, to marketing and media activities. From students through to film fans the opportunities are open to all applicants over the age of 15 that are outgoing, hardworking and team players.

Just register and apply online here on this page and attend one of the Volunteer Recruitment Sessions held in November


Selected applicants will have the opportunity to work as part of the dedicated, fun team that has been annually creating our highly successful and continually growing film festival. Volunteers who complete their obligation to DIFF are entitled to:
  • DIFF screenings voucher for every shift completed that you may redeem for a ticket at DIFF Box office. It can be given to family and friends as well.
  • Access to DIFF screenings once their shift is over.
  • A wonderful networking opportunity to meet new people and make friends with other film-lovers.
  • The opportunity to enjoy a fun and rewarding cultural event.
  • Invitation to the ‘Volunteers Party’ at the end of the Festival.
  • A Certificate of Appreciation signed by the Festival Chairman.
  • A food voucher for each completed shift during the festival.
  • DIFF offers on-site training by staff members, some of whom started off as volunteers.
  • An opportunity to be nominated for Excellent Volunteer Award.
  • Letter of recommendation for good volunteers.


DIFF is also offering full-time Internship positions leading up to the Festival for recent graduates or professionals looking to build their experience in the media industry.

For more information on internship or fulltime volunteer positions you can email


Step 1
To fill the online form, click here.
Note: please note that this will only register you for DIFF
Please upload a copy of your passport with valid UAE Visa page and one passport size photograph. No applications will be accepted if picture is not uploaded.

Step 2
Please RSVP to one of the recruitment sessions relevant to you above to be able to confirm your attendance to the session and volunteer shifts

Step 3
Sign up for your shifts on the recruitment session day

**Always look out for updates on the Volunteer Dashboard**


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Dubai International Film Festival. DIFF appreciates the considerable contributions made by our volunteers and we look forward to welcoming returning volunteers and new ones to ensure that this year’s DIFF is an even bigger success than the last one. For more information please send us an email: