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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Join the Ajyal team as we celebrate five years of the festival!

Volunteer for our annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival and gain invaluable experience in the film industry.

Registration is now closed.

Ajyal Youth Film Festival, taking place 29 November to 4 December, 2017, is the Doha Film Institute’s annual celebration of cinema. We bring audiences of all ages from around the world to discover new stories and hear new voices in a fun and collaborative environment. Join us in celebrating our fifth annual Ajyal.

Why volunteer?
We would never be able to mount this world-class event without the invaluable contributions of our dedicated volunteers. There are many ways volunteers can get involved at the Festival: help our events team behind the scenes; assist in running our cinemas; or work with young jurors from around the world. Come and be part of this exciting cultural event, gain valuable experience and form lasting relationships.

Do I have the proper skills?
People with all kinds of skills and all levels of experience are invited to apply, so whether you are a college student, a mid-career professional, or a retiree, we’d love to work with you.

What are the benefits?
As an Ajyal volunteer you will have the opportunity to work with some of the international film communities top professionals; learn about event production and event management, and get an insider’s view into one of the region’s most exciting events. You will also receive Festival attire, earn ticket vouchers to see Festival films, receive an official Doha Film Institute Certificate of Appreciation, and be the guests of honour at the Volunteer Appreciation Party.

How do I get involved, when does it start, and what do I need to know?
All volunteers are required to commit to working five shifts during the six-day festival. Each shift lasts between 3 and 6 hours. For each shift you complete, you earn a ticket voucher good for admission to a regular priced Festival screening.
You can volunteer before the Festival, during the Festival, or both, depending on your availability.

Please note that all Ajyal volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Some important dates:

Upon receiving your application, the Ajyal Volunteer Team will contact you to invite you to one of our Volunteer Meet and Greets, which take place in mid-October.

Volunteer Department Orientations will be held in mid-November (you will be individually notified of your assigned department’s date and timing).

Final Volunteer Registration/Confirmation will take place between 23 and 25 November (this is when you will pick up your t-shirt, bag, and official Festival badge!).

Ajyal Youth Film Festival: 29 November to 4 December

And don’t forget the Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Come join us for a celebration of film, fun, and friendship

For more information, please check out the Volunteers Guide.