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About DIFF Volunteers
Volunteers have been integral to the success of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) since the inaugural edition in 2004. Over 8000 volunteers have given their time and energy. The role of DIFF volunteers has never been more important.

Volunteers making DIFF happen since 2004

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 18 that are outgoing, hardworking and team players.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Dubai International Film Festival. The Volunteer Registration is now closed.

Volunteer shifts will be open to apply for in October and for those who have registered in advance you will receive a notification to apply for shifts online.
Once you have selected your shifts, you will receive confirmation from the DIFF team to attend a Volunteer briefing session which will be held in November.

Why be a volunteer for the festival?

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. This voucher can be redeemed for a ticket at DIFF Box office for DIFF Films only. 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.
  • E-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.
  • An invitation to the ‘Volunteers Party’ at the end of the Festival.
  • Letter of recommendation for good volunteers.

Internship/Fulltime volunteer positions

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 full-time volunteer positions, please contact Careers

Contact us & more information

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 contact Volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Dubai International Film Festival.
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