Volunteering at IFFR is a great way to meet new people, watch films and discover talent from all over the world. Each year, an amazing team of volunteers makes sure IFFR is the best festival experience you can get. Would you like to join the team? No previous experience is required, simply take a look at the available roles and see what fits you best!

Discover everything you need to know about volunteering at IFFR:


You can sign up to volunteer by filling in the online registration form. In this form, you will be able to let us know about your skills and preferences. Registration for IFFR 2024 opens at the beginning of November.




You have signed up to become a volunteer at IFFR! We look forward to welcoming you to the Tiger team. Here's what to expect after your registration:

When you sign up as a volunteer for the first time at IFFR, we will invite you to an introductory meeting so that we can get to know each other. During the meeting, we will discuss the festival and the different volunteer teams you can join. For some roles – those that require a more specific skill set – you’ll be asked to join us for a second intake meeting. If we believe there is a good match, we will assign you to a team and inform you in early December about your team placement.

If you are a returning (alumni) volunteer, you will receive an email in late October to register for the upcoming festival. As a returning volunteer, you will have priority over new volunteers in selecting a role. We will process your application promptly and assign you to a team based on your preferences and experience. You will also receive the final placement information in early December.

Once we have found everyone a team to join, we will send out a link to the shift-picker. In the shift-picker, you’ll find a list with the available shifts for your role that you can then sign up for. We will inform you in advance about the day and time that the shift-picker will be online, so you can choose the shifts that suit you best. 

Whilst we eagerly await the start of the festival, we will keep you informed about what to expect. For most roles, there is a training day scheduled, where you can meet your fellow volunteers, learn everything about what a shift during the festival entails, and get in the right spirit together.

And then, it’s time! The festival gets underway and together we will ensure it is a great success!


- You are at least 18 years of age;

- You have a good understanding of the English and/or Dutch language;

- You are available for a minimum of 5 shifts (between 5-7 hours per shift);

- You follow the offered trainings based on your role;

- You have an EU passport/ID or EU residence permit;

- You make your own arrangements in terms of travel and accommodation as the festival does not cover such expenses;

- You follow Covid-related & general volunteer guidelines;

- A friendly Tiger face & positive attitude.

- An IFFR 2024 Volunteers kit

- A volunteer badge for access to screenings

- Fun social events for all volunteers

- Meals & beverages during the shift

- Special IFFR-discounts

- Maasstad policy insurance during the festival

 - Relevant working experience, new contacts, the unique opportunity to experience the festival from within & our sincere appreciation

A volunteer role for everyone

IFFR is a meeting place for film enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds and serves as a platform for openness and respect. Therefore, creating an environment that safeguards freedom of expression while preventing intimidation, discrimination, sexism, and other disrespectful behaviour is essential.

We want to ensure all volunteers feel safe and included coming up to & during the festival. If you have any disability, impairment or sensitivity that you feel may impact your volunteering experience, please feel free to reach out to us (either through the registration form or by contacting us via +31 (0)10 890 90 90  or [email protected]) so we can find you the right team together.

For more information, please refer to the IFFR’s Code of Conduct.

IFFR Volunteers

IFFR Volunteers

IFFR Volunteers

Registration is closed 

The applications for volunteering at IFFR 2024 are closed. You can still register here, but you will be added to the reserve list. If a spot opens up we’ll contact you.