SEAIFF includes numerous activities during the days of the festival and we are happy to offer multiple volunteering opportunities.

If you are passionate about filmmaking and cinema, speak fluent English and 18 years or older -

do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Office at volunteer@seaiff.com

Our 2019 Festival Volunteer Applications are now open


We’re looking for film enthusiasts who enjoy engaging with the public, have a flexible attitude toward their assigned roles, possess strong communication skills, and understand that reliability is crucial to success. Qualified candidates must be available to complete four shifts between May 01 and 12, 2019, have good English-language comprehension (knowledge of other languages is an asset), and strong customer service skills. All applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person orientation session taking place in the first half of the month of April 2019.

Festival Volunteers receive unparalleled access to movies, earn tons of exclusive perks, have the chance to make new friends, and gain the knowledge that they helped make it all happen!

Our exceptionally talented and dedicated Volunteers are the heart of our organization and are vital to the success of the Festival. Festival Volunteers assist in a variety of roles in the following areas:

    • Theatre venues: Providing customer service and front-of-house assistance, including but not limited to managing lineups, scanning tickets and ushering. With several venues in operation, this is where the majority of support is required.
    • Industry Centre: Directing delegates to registration and pass pickup desks, offering information about SEAIFF, and assisting with various administrative and operational tasks at the venues.
    • Office support: Assisting various SEAIFF departments with a range of administrative, data-entry, and organizational tasks required during the Festival. Duties will vary depending on the position.