Open City Documentary Festival

Open City Documentary Festival 2021- VOLUNTEERS 

Volunteering Dates: Tuesday 31st August- Tuesday 14th September 2021 

Application closing date: Monday 23rd August 

Expenses covered (up to £10/day) 

Open City Documentary Festival is an annual celebration of the art of non-fiction. We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive volunteers to help us deliver our 11th edition which will take place from Wednesday 8th – Tuesday 14th September 2021 in venues across London.  

As a festival volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to meet filmmakers and industry professionals, work alongside likeminded people, and go behind the scenes to gain hands-on experience of delivering a week-long film festival.  

Volunteer Roles include:  

  • Front of House 
  • Event Production 
  • Exhibition Invigilator 
  • Technical Support 
  • Venue Set-up / Dressing  
  • VR Exhibition Assistant 
  • Promotion / Marketing 
  • Hospitality 

If you are passionate about film and arts, and keen to be involved, please register your interest via this form and you will hear from us w/c 23rd August. 

At Open City Documentary Festival, we take health and safety seriously and will be following government guidelines regarding COVID-19. If you have any questions about volunteering, or if you would like any further information on our policies surrounding COVID-19 and what impact these might have on volunteer roles, please get in touch at 

As part of UCL, London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates currently underrepresented in UCL’s workforce and within the cultural sector. These include people from Black, Asian or other global majority ethnicity, those who have faced socio – economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+ and those who are disabled or neurodiverse.