Volunteer Opportunities

Future Film Festival


Salary: Expenses only

The BFI is looking for a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to help them during their annual film festival for 16-25 year olds between Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 February 2020. The festival includes screenings, Q&As, ‘in conversation’ discussions, book signings and networking opportunities.

The BFI Future Film Festival supports young filmmakers and film enthusiasts aged 16-25 from all across the UK and internationally. The festival is packed with practical workshops, industry masterclasses, panel Q+A’s and networking opportunities. We also screen the best short films submitted by talented young filmmakers aged 16-25 every day of the festival, carefully selected by our team of young programmers from over 1300 submissions from across the UK and around the world.

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of festival support roles including:

  • manning the festival ticket and information desk
  • looking after guest speakers; ushering; microphone running
  • serving refreshments in our networking areas
  • filming and editing events vox-pops and interviews for output on our social media.

The BFI is looking for people who have a strong interest in films and film-making, and want to get some experience in events and customer service, and filming and editing events.

This is a great opportunity to learn how a busy youth film festival is run, and you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy various events during the festival.

Please advise in your application, if you have any experience in events, customer service or filmmaking.

Please note, this is an unpaid voluntary position, and you must be over 16 years old to apply.

Applications will close on Friday 10 January 2020 or earlier if sufficient numbers are received. Individuals are therefore encouraged to submit their application at the earliest opportunity

For the job pack and details on how to apply, click here.

The closing date for this position is 10/01/2020 at 23:59

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