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Become a Part of the Team

Every year close to one hundred volunteers join our team with an aim – to help deliver a pitch perfect RIGA IFF event and film programme. It’s an opportunity to gain experience and prove oneself – for students and those seeking a break from everyday responsibilities. Submissions are due September 20.

One’s voluntary involvement in the festival can be adjusted by selecting both the time-frame and the preferred shifts (as long as the occupation permits). Some work starts as early as September, but the majority of hands are needed during the festival – October 15 to 25. To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience we strictly adhere to all necessary provisions.

Those interested in volunteering are welcome to apply for the following duties:
— working with international industry professionals and festival guests
— screening organisation (requires Latvian)
— organising of events
— logistics
— venue layout and setup
— and other areas requiring efficiency, a sharp mind, a strong back, and friendliness

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of making the festival happen and furthering our shared mission: advocating the development of an intelligent, open and active society. Every RIGA IFF volunteer is given the opportunity to combine their duties with enjoying the programme.

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a volunteer at RIGA IFF. You should be ready to devote at least 25 hours of your time. After filling out the submission form candidates are selected in face-to-face interviews (many tasks will involve training). In case of any queries, please contact us at