We are now recruiting volunteers for the 2021 Leeds International Film Festival!

We are looking for people to join the LIFF 2021 volunteer team who:

  • are passionate about film, especially world cinema;
  • are reliable and available across at least four different days from 3 to 18 November 2021;
  • 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.

UPDATE: The deadline to apply to volunteer at LIFF 2021 was on Sunday 17 October, and applications have now closed. 

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

Film Crews We are looking for production teams who can film festival events. The raw footage will then be passed onto our Festival's editing team. 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 events. You will create a selection of photographs to be used in social media, publications and promotions.

Social Media Volunteers Our audiences like to be able to see what's going on at all the Festival events in real-time. Working closely with our Marketing Team, you will be comfortable using both Instagram and Twitter, be able to take photos of the action and produce snappy copy to describe what is going on.

The deadline to apply to volunteer is 8pm on Sunday 17 October. To apply to be Film Crew, a Photographer or Social Media volunteer please click here