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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region.

Now in its thirteenth year, DIFF has established itself as a major international festival, while continuing to serve as a premier showcase event for Arab cinema, and contributing to the development and growth of the regional industry.

The festival has left an indelible impression on its guests, industry professionals and viewers, through its events, workshops, seminars and principal mandate of presenting the finest selection of cinema from all over the world. DIFF is a frontrunner in promoting better cultural understanding through creative achievements in film.

Anyone with an interest in film and cinema, who loves meeting new people and wants to support the UAE’s growing film industry should apply now!

Positions range from working in the box office, registration, red carpet and arena management. If you would like to join the team to work on the leading film festival in the region and deliver 8 days of exciting cinematic action; which sees renowned filmmakers, talent, fans and media descend on Dubai we want to hear from you. Applicants should be dedicated, hard-working and should be willing to make up part of a great team.

Festival Departmental Brief:

Operations Department

  • Theatre Operations: Assisting with the smooth running of movie scheduling, ushering guests
  • Box Office & Customer Service: Assisting with ticketing and customer support
  • Registration & Accreditation: Assisting with the guest, talent and media accreditation and registration and
  • Headquarters Operations: Assisting in all areas relating to the setup of Festival Headquarters

Human Resources & Administration

Responsible of all areas of Human Resources and also sourcing and hiring qualified candidates in addition to assisting in the management of over 700 volunteers who are placed throughout every Department of the Festival and provide back office support

Guest Relations & Hospitality

Assisting in all areas of Guest Relations & Hospitality including guest invitations, accommodation, air travel, local transportation, airport operations and local hospitality


Assisting in all areas of promoting the festival such as branding, PR, Communication etc

Events & Sponsorship

Sourcing sponsors for the Festival and also, assisting in areas of events including the events management i.e. opening and closing ceremony, invitations process …etc

Programme Administration & Film Services

Assisting in supporting the overall festival programming particularly from an administrative, operational, and programme logistics management standpoint. Programme Administration & Film Services

Government Relations and Protocol

Assisting in all areas of Protocol pre and during the Festival.

Dubai Film Market

Assisting DIFF delegates, registered as members of the regional and international film industry, and coordinating services and events specific to the Film Market and also it’s a unique film market in the region for buying, selling and distributing films & entertainment content from the four corners of the globe

Security Department

Assistance in all areas of the Festival and ensure safe operations running smoothly during the event

If you are interested in joining the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival please fill the online application or for more information please contact Careers.
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