Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Be part of the Ajyal Team

Volunteer registration for Ajyal Youth Film Festival is now closed.
We are currently reviewing all applications, and we will be in touch shortly.

Thank you to everyone who has registered. We look forward to meeting you.

Ajyal Youth Film Festival, taking place 1 to 6 December, is 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 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 community’s 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 merchandise, earn ticket vouchers to see Festival films, receive an official Doha Film Institute Certificate of Appreciation, and be a guest 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 three and six hours. For each shift you complete, you earn a voucher good for admission to a regularly priced Festival screening.
You can work before or during the Festival, or both, depending on your availability.
Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer for Ajyal.

To check out the complete Volunteer Guide, click here:

Download Volunteer Guide

Important dates:

Volunteer registration opens 20 October, 2014

Volunteer registration closes 4 November, 2014

Upon receiving your application, the Ajyal Volunteer Team will invite you to one of our Volunteer Meet and Greets, taking place in the last week of October and the first week of November.

Volunteer Department Orientations take place 21 and 22 November (you will be assigned to one of the two days)

Final Volunteer Registration/Confirmation takes place from 27 to 29 November (this is when you pick up your t-shirt, bag and official Festival badge!)

Ajyal Youth Film Festival is 1 to 6 December.

Don’t forget the Volunteer Appreciation Party taking place 7 December!

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

Ajyal Youth Film Festival
1 to 6 December
Cultural Village Katara

For more information on the Festival please click HERE