Volunteer — Ajyal Film Festival | Doha Film Institute

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Volunteer for Ajyal 2021

Registration is now CLOSED

Launched to empower and inspire the region’s youth, the Ajyal Film Festival is truly a celebration of film at its finest. For eight consecutive editions since its inception, Ajyal has built bridges and brought generations together to enjoy cinematic expressions from around the world. After the resounding success of the festival’s hybrid edition last year, the ninth edition of the annual event will take place from 7–13 November 2021. Continuing to follow safety protocols, the festival will once again be held in a hybrid format, with a selection of in-person events and online activations.

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.

There are many benefits to being a volunteer, such as:
• Gain work experience alongside film industry professionals
• Network and meet other film enthusiasts
• Receive a festival bag, an Ajyal t-shirt and an official festival badge
• Be awarded an official Certificate of Appreciation for your involvement

Who can apply to volunteer?
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. All volunteers are required to commit to 5 shifts during the seven-day festival. Each shift lasts between 3 and 5 hours. 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.

Our COVID-19 Safety Commitment
Ajyal Film Festival is committed to ensuring the safety of all its staff, volunteers, and participants in relation to COVID-19. To volunteer at the festival, you will therefore be expected to comply with all our safety measures, such as the wearing of face masks. This may also include a requirement to be tested for COVID-19 before or during the festival. Volunteering at our Festival will require your in-person participation at our Festival Venues and/or with our Festival Jurors. We, therefore, require all Volunteers to be already fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or recovered from COVID-19 since 26 November 2020). To apply, you must consent to declaring your COVID-19 vaccination status and disclosing your vaccination proof. If you are a person diagnosed as ‘higher-risk’ in relation to COVID-19 and your health, and/or you live with a family member who is ‘higher-risk’, we recommend you carefully consider your participation as a volunteer at our Festival as it is a public event and there may be associated risks to you.

Registration is now CLOSED

Upon receiving your application, the Ajyal Volunteer Team will invite you to one of our Volunteer Meet and Greets, which will take place in October. Volunteer Department Orientations will be at a later stage, and you will be individually notified of your assigned department’s date and timing.

Good luck, and we hope to see you soon!

For any queries, please contact volunteer@dohafilminstitute.com.