Would you like to be part of the 19th edition of Kinofilm Festival 2024 ?

Kinofilm™ & Manchester International Film Festival ® is currently looking for volunteers with various interests and skills. As we are a non-profit film festival, we would not be able to keep our unique reputation for showcasing some of the best international short films and animation without the dedicated commitment and enthusiasm of our team of Festival volunteers. We are looking for keen volunteers to get involved in the festival month (from now) and also volunteers for the festival week. The festival takes place this year from 10th – 18th May 2024

Pre-Festival planning volunteers

Please let us know if you have preference of any of the following roles assisting us from the 1st May onwards.

Pre Festival planning (require time commitment of a minimum 3 days per week) Interested in any of these roles? Then please email the Festival Director stating your interest and commitment.  johnw@kinofilm.org.uk


COPY WRITER – to assist preparing and editing copy and text for the festival web site                                             

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT – to help creating social media posts between now and during the festival.                 

MARKETING AND PRESS ASSISTANT – to help creating press releases and contacting press and media.

Guest and Jury Services Officer
Publicity Assistants
Festival Manager


Festival Week (Flexible shifts/hours) – Interested in These Roles? Please click Here to Fill in this Form and Register Your Interest. 

Festival Venue Assistants (Minimum 3 days requirement)
Front of House – Ushers/Reception/Box Office 
Media Assistants
Technical Assistants
Box Office assistants
General Festival Assistants
Social Media Assistants


Guest and Filmmaker Coordinator: The successful candidate for this crucial and important role in the festival should have some previous experience working on a film festival or of a similar role in any festivals and/or events. You will be around the festival most of the time and be the first point of contact assisting and giving advise to visiting filmmakers.

Venue Coordinator: Would you like to plan and organise the festival venues? We are currently looking for just one or two full time volunteers to help manage festival venues, and manage the festival tickets sales via Box Office. You should have experience of cash handling and managing other volunteer assistants.

Press, marketing and social media guru: From leafleting to social media, press, graphic design and website editing – our marketing teams are always looking for people to help with publicity, contacting press and sending our press releases, leaflet distribution and social media marketing.

Event volunteers:

Venue Assistants: These volunteers help usher and run the individual screenings of the festival, assisting the Venue Coordinators in any way necessary. Excellent customer service skills and a passion for cinema and short film are a must. You should be cheerful, enthusiastic and have a excellent confident personality.

Venue technical operators: Could you get involved in projecting films at our events? We need a limited number of technical operators available to run the screening. You will work in a team to ensure on-time screenings at various venues around Manchester. You should be tech savvy.

Filmmakers and Producers: Could you help to run a filmmaking workshop or organise a ‘meet the industry’ day or similar event to inspire new filmmakers? Please come and talk to us about what ideas you have and lets see how we can put them into action.

Festival Runners and Stewards: Reporting directly to the Festival Managers, you will be assigned a variety of tasks to assist with the smooth running and operation of the festival. An ability to think on your feet and boundless energy are required.

Film Crews: We are looking for film production teams who can create videos documenting festival events — this includes filming, presenting and editing videos for the festival from start to finish.

Festival photographers: As a photographer you will cover a range of screenings, Q&As and events. You will create a selection of photographs to be used in social media, publications and promotions for the festival.




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