Volunteer for Encounters Festival 2017

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers to help us at the 2017 Encounters Festival.

We offer a variety of positions and roles, all providing valuable experience and exposure to those trying to break into the film, arts and events industries.

Roles include guest liaison, marketing, ticketing, ushering, assisting festival staff, office work, event support and more.

The festival fosters a pro-active environment for volunteers at Encounters Festival, providing you with a free film showing of your choice and a top of the range Encounters Festival T shirt.

If you would like to volunteer for the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival running from 19 – 24 Sept 2017 please fill in the form below, the deadline for festival volunteering is August 18.  We accept volunteer applications all year round for ongoing marketing activity.

If you cannot see the form below (some browsers will block it) use this link to fill in the form instead: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QNVWSYF

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‘Volunteering at Encounters was an amazing experience from the second I set foot into the event. Being my first film festival and having no past relations to any of the attendees or staff, my initial thoughts of the event were filled with angst; almost opting out of the experience. which I’m eternally glad I didn’t.  The support provided by the Encounters team was insightful; providing as much assistance as possible along the way, as well as the Watershed team who’s hosting of the event was impeccable. The people that I came across were also exceptional, people from all over the globe coming together to learn, share and educate one another on our love for film. Since Encounters I have kept in contact with some of my volunteer team and even gone on to produce short films of our own, which without Encounters wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you Encounters!.’

‘The festival ran as smoothly as a well-oiled machine and communication was encouraged between everyone as equals, so being part of such an amazing team felt very accomplishing. Plus so many varied activities were on offer to experience that it hardly felt like work at all!’