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Volunteers are indispensable to the NFF. Young, old, studying, working and retired: everyone is welcome to participate! More than 250 volunteers work in various positions during the festival: from scanning tickets to dressing up festival locations and driving the stars around.

On this page you will find photos, videos and more information about volunteering at the NFF. In 2024, the festival will take place Sept. 20-27. Would you like to be there then? Send an email to vrijwilligers@filmfestival.nl, and we will personally invite you to apply.

What do we offer you?

  • A unique look behind the scenes at the Netherlands Film Festival
  • Nice work experience and a nice addition to your CV
  • The chance to meet new people with the same enthusiasm for film and the festival as you have
  • Access to the regular program
  • Access to the special volunteer screening
  • Interesting training sessions

What do we expect from you?

  • You are enthusiastic, reliable and committed to help organize a great festival.
  • You are available for a minimum of four shifts (between four and six hours) in the period from September 20 to 27, 2024. Depending on your commitment, you will receive access to the program via free tickets or a pass.


Volunteer positions vary widely: from ticket scanners to reception, from assistant location managers to distribution! We will publish the positions for NFF 2024 in June.

Fulltime positions

Would you like to gain more experience within the organization of a festival and are you ambitious to make this your future career? Then a fulltime position is the job for you! For full-time positions, you will receive a volunteer allowance. In addition, you will receive substantive training prior to the festival, provided by cultural volunteer organization KEES. These trainings are a fun extra and prepare you well!

If you apply for a full-time position, we would like to receive your CV and a short motivation via email.

Sign up here

Or contact us via vrijwilligers@filmfestival.nl

Volunteering at NFF for the first time?

If you have not volunteered at the festival before, we will invite you to an introductory meeting. During this meeting you will get more information about the festival and the different positions you can apply for. Together we will look for a suitable team with activities that suit you.

I have volunteered for the NFF many times over the last 10 years. As a festival volunteer, you meet new people and get the opportunity to see beautiful and fun films. And I get a good feeling when I can make a useful contribution to a bigger picture. That’s why I keep coming back!”
--Durk - Volunteer


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