DIFF calls for volunteers

Dubai International Film Festival calls for volunteers to join the event's team
Volunteers at DIFF 2016.
Volunteers at DIFF 2016.


With less than two months to go until the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), the show’s organisers are inviting volunteers to join the team that makes the event a reality. Registration is now open for DIFF’s popular volunteer programme for all UAE Nationals and residents over the age of 18.

DIFF runs for eight days and will welcome actors, directors, producers and industry professionals from across the globe, as well as film fans, to enjoy and celebrate the best of cinema.

DIFF’s volunteer program is an opportunity to be an integral part of the team, supporting various Festival operations including marketing, media, administration, box office, red carpet ushers and event management.

Mohammed Alhousani, DIFF’s director of human resources and administration, said: “Last year we had 600 amazing volunteers who dedicated more than 5000 hours of their time to make the festival happen. The fact that many of our volunteers return year on year speaks not only of their dedication and passion for films, but also of the quality of the volunteer programme. If you like to meet new people, work hard, get hands-on experience and, most importantly, are passionate about film, we want you on the team.”

Samina Yusuf, HR and volunteer manager of DIFF, said: “Coming together to create the festival is a team effort and we couldn’t do it without our incredible volunteers. We are excited to welcome old and new faces to the DIFF team.”

Alongside building skills, volunteers can also enjoy film premieres during the Festival, networking opportunities and a letter of recommendation and a certificate of appreciation from DIFF. Above all, volunteers at DIFF are guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Applications for the volunteer program are open now at www.diff.ae. All information is available on DIFF’s online Volunteer Dashboard once the applicant has registered and signed in. If accepted, the applicant will get a confirmation letter inviting them to the Volunteer Orientation session in November, 2017.


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