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