MIFF Volunteers

2022 MIFF volunteer applications are now open!

Are you passionate about film and enjoy a fast-paced festival environment? If so, we want you!

Each year MIFF engages an exceptional team of volunteers to help deliver the MIFF experience to our passionate audience. Primary activities include cinema ushering, queue management, ticket scanning and providing customer service to MIFF attendees.

If you are interested in working in the film or events industries, it’s 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!

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form by clicking ‘Apply Now’ below. This form is for all applicants, including those who have volunteered at MIFF before.

To be eligible to apply as a volunteer, you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • provide proof of at least two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or a valid medical exemption
  • be available across 4–21 August (MIFF 2022 in-cinema dates) and on Saturday 30 July for training
  • read the position description (available in PDF or DOCX format) for a detailed explanation of the role including the inherent physical requirements
  • read the MIFF Volunteer Terms of Engagement (available in PDF or DOCX format) and accept these terms before submitting the online form
  • read the Volunteer FAQs for more information about the application process and what is involved in volunteering at MIFF


Applications close at 9am on Monday 20 June 2022. If you have any questions about the application process or have any issues completing the application form, please contact volunteers@miff.com.au.

Apply now

“Volunteering is an incredible experience and a unique opportunity to meet like-minded cinema enthusiasts and immerse yourself in the festival culture.”

“I decided to volunteer on a whim because I love films and have always enjoyed the festival. Can’t believe how welcoming and friendly the whole team was!”

“As someone who’s been volunteering since 2017, MIFF has been one of the most fulfilling experiences, with each year bringing in a life-changing experience.”

“I would like to join the volunteer team this year for MIFF for so many reasons: it gives a voice to minorities, every year is the most inclusive and welcoming environment I could ever dream of, staff are incredible at their jobs and I get to push myself to experience new stories that I normally would never think of.”

“As it was my first time volunteering at MIFF, I found everything to be really well organised. From initial interviews, to daily bulletins, free passes and positive feedback from other vollies, etc., all went really well.”

“It made me realise how much I valued [volunteering at] MIFF … the opportunities volunteering gave me, from meeting like-minded people to simply getting out and exploring the city, and how much I want to support MIFF so it may continue long into the future.”


MIFF is committed to an inclusive 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 and/or inherent physical requirements for any advertised position, have any further questions or require any assistance with the application process, please contact volunteers@miff.com.au.