Every year the Edinburgh International Film Festival involves around 130 volunteers across departments.

Volunteers carry out specific roles across the Festival. Most volunteer posts are one to two weeks long, some lasting up to four weeks. There are roles suited to all levels of experience, providing opportunities to gain new skills and experience, or to use existing skills to support EIFF and help contribute to the Festival’s success. Hours differ from team to team – some have clear daytime shifts, others are more programme or events based – providing a range of opportunities to suit different circumstances and interests.

During the Festival EIFF Volunteers are given the opportunity to:

  • See EIFF films and attend EIFF events.
  • Access EIFF's Industry Centre with a wide range of Industry Events and networking opportunities.
  • Access the Videotheque.
  • Include time with EIFF on your CV and request references.
  • Attend the wrap party.

Please note – some opportunities are subject to age restrictions and so may not be available to under 18s.

Volunteers must be over 18 to perform roles in the majority of teams. If you are aged 16 or 17 and would like to volunteer with us, please see page 27 of the info pack for information about the Youth Events team,  which is exclusively for this age group. All Youth Events shifts take place outside school hours, in afternoons and at weekends. If you would like any further information about Youth Events volunteering, please email: eiffyouth@edfilmfest.org.uk