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Melbourne International Film Festival Venue Support

Melbourne International Film Festival
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All applications must be made through our website and not seek.

Each year MIFF engages 350+ volunteers to support the festival managed venues and cinemas and be a valuable part of our festival team. As a MIFF 2021 volunteer, you will enjoy:

  • An official MIFF 2021 T-shirt

  • An official MIFF 2021 festival identification pass

  • Two single-session admit-one tickets on the Volunteer Induction Day and one single-session admit-one ticket allocated at the end of each shift attended. These admit-ones will be valid for in-cinema sessions for the 2021 festival only. Admit-ones are not linked to individual volunteers; this means that you can use multiple single-session admit-ones to attend films with friends or family, rather than being limited to attending films by yourself or with a paying companion. This also means that, if you work more than the required four shifts, you will receive more admit-ones and have an opportunity to see more films!

  • After attending and completing six (6) shifts within the 2021 festival’s in-cinema dates (5–15 August), you will be offered a complimentary MIFF Membership valid for 12 months from the date of issue and two single-session codes to access two MIFF Play (digital) film streams. This conditional benefit is valid for the 2021 festival only and subject to change.

  • Entry to the end-of-festival Volunteer Party

  • Discounts on food and beverages from selected festival venues

  • Daily entry to the Volunteer Secret Screenings (announced daily in the volunteer newsletter)

By being involved with the festival, you will also get a chance to meet lots of new people, make new friends and learn new skills in a creative, fun environment. It is also a fantastic way to be a part of a world-renowned festival and a great way to get a foot in the door. Many people who previously or currently work with MIFF started out as volunteers!

Volunteering at MIFF requires:

  • that you be at least 18 years of age
  • energy and enthusiasm for MIFF and the MIFF program
  • the ability to communicate with the general public in a friendly and professional manner
  • an aptitude for working calmly and efficiently in very busy environments
  • punctuality
  • a willingness to follow directions and work as part of a team
  • fluency in English
  • a commitment to making the festival a fantastic experience for the public, guests and staff

You will be required to work four (4) shifts across the festival’s in-cinema delivery dates (5–15 August); most shifts are approximately four to five hours, so the total commitment throughout the festival is approximately 20 hours. A minimum availability of eight (8) shifts is required (even though you must only complete four shifts). Applicants with good and flexible availability will be given preference.

You will also be required to attend the Volunteer Induction day on Saturday 31st July. Interviews will be held the week of 28th June. **Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 27 June 2021. **

For a full position description and to apply head to our website.


MIFF is committed to an inclusive volunteer team and welcomes applications from everyone. We especially encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, culturally diverse people as well as those living with disability. If you require any more information about the specific tasks required of a MIFF volunteer or any assistance with the application process, please feel free to contact [email protected]