Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Dubai International Film Festival!
“You may have seen the red carpets, the premieres, not to mention the celebrities, but did you take notice of the countless people dressed in black, rushing around in the background? Probably not! From UAE National women, who worked the press registration, to the countless others who worked the press conferences and screenings, all were volunteers who clocked in long hours and did so with a smile. They were on call for the festival and carried out their tasks with the utmost professionalism and friendliness.”
January 2005 issue of Liberty Magazine, an expatriate publication in the UAE.
BECOME A DIFF VOLUNTEER!
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) now presents the opportunity for film enthusiasts to work as unpaid volunteers. A range of positions is open for potential volunteers across the various operational aspects of the event. Just register and apply online here on this page and attend one of the Volunteer Recruitment Sessions held in November
WHY BE A VOLUNTEER FOR THE FESTIVAL?
By volunteering, you become an active partner in the operation of this event with a strong global appeal. It’s also an excellent opportunity to get involved with a cultural event. 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
- An exclusive DIFF scarf to wear it while on duty
- A wonderful networking opportunity to meet new people and make friends with other film-lovers and those who appreciate cultural events
- 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
Benefits; 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
INTERNSHIP/ FULLTIME VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Some of the most important positions require a full-time commitment and working every day with department staff members, while others can be done on a more casual part-time basis. Those of you who are interested in giving us your fulltime commitment every day of the festival, may email DIFFvolunteer@filmfest.ae with Subject as (Intern/Fulltime) for more details.
HOW CAN I BECOME A DIFF VOLUNTEER?
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.
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
Sign up for your shifts on the recruitment session day
**Always look out for updates on the Volunteer Dashboard**
CONTACT US & MORE INFORMATION
Thank you once again for your interest in volunteering with the Dubai International Film Festival. Everyone involved with the festival appreciates the considerable contributions made by our many volunteers and understands that we need them to ensure that this year’s DIFF is an even bigger success than the last one.