Apply to be a volunteer for LIFF 2022

You can join our volunteers mailing list by emailing and we will let you know when we are accepting applications.

We are looking for people to join the LIFF 2022 volunteer team who:

  • are passionate about film, especially world cinema;
  • are reliable and available across at least four different days from 3 to 17 November 2022;
  • enjoy being part of a team and collaborating with others;
  • are driven to help make LIFF one of the best annual experiences for audiences in the UK.

The benefits of being part of the LIFF 2022 volunteer team will include:

  • being part of the incredible team at one of the UK's biggest film festivals;
  • gaining work experience and developing valuable skills;
  • the chance to be among the first in the UK to see acclaimed new films;
  • four free tickets for LIFF 2022 screenings plus access to selected films on Leeds Film Player;
  • experiencing a unique festival atmosphere and meeting others who love cinema.

The volunteer roles at LIFF 2022 are:

Venue Assistants These volunteers help to run individual festival screenings, leading on ushering and assisting Venue Coordinators with scanning tickets and reporting technical faults at screenings. A passion for cinema and excellent customer service skills are a must!

Film Festival Runners These volunteers take on a wide variety of tasks to help the smooth running and operation of the film festival. An ability to think on your feet and boundless energy are required.

We are also looking for specialist Volunteers to join our Digital Content Team. These roles are available for those with experience in photography, videography and social media. The opportunities within this team are as follows:

Film Crews We are looking for production teams who can cover film festival events. It's a great way to meet the filmmakers, see the big events and to get your work seen by a mass audience.

Photographers You will cover a range of screenings, Q&As and other events. You will create a selection of photographs to be used in social media, publications and promotions.

Social Media Assistants Working closely with our Communications Team, you will support content provision for our Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, be able to take photos of the action and produce snappy copy to describe what is going on.