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Volunteer for the biggest, best and most beautiful film festival in Finland!

HIFF – Love & Anarchy is made possible by over 200 volunteers, united by their love for film. Whether you’re a good driver, a great photographer, deliver excellent customer service or are generally into film festivals, we need you!

Each volunteer will receive a festival T-shirt, festival catalogue, Love & Anarchy postcard and the STAFF-pass. In addition, depending on your duties and the amount of your shifts, you’ll get complimentary tickets and / or food vouchers.

We follow the principles of safer spaces at our festivals. Read more here.

Call for volunteers closes 16.8.2023 at 12.00.

Information about the volunteer tasks

Ushers & Theater supervisors
Ushers and theater supervisors work in the cinemas. This autumn the festival covers about 10 cinemas, and most have L&A volunteers in customer service tasks.

Info & Info supervisors
Info will operate before the festival as a pre-festival information point and staff accreditation point. During the festival, the information point will be in the Bio Rex festival center. The main task of the information is to provide general information services for festival goers and specific services for accredited guests e.g. ticket pick up point.

The logistics team delivers festival posters and programme leaflets prior to the festival according to a distribution plan. Some of the tasks will be completed on foot around the city, and some with the assistance of drivers.

The role of the transport team is to transport supplies and materials before the festival in support of the distribution team, and support the event team during the festival. In addition, the transport team may have to transport people during the festival, especially international guests.

Finnish Film Affair
Love & Anarchy’s international industry event Finnish Film Affair will be held on 20-22 September 2023. FFA is a showcase of upcoming Nordic films and is attended by around 500 film industry professionals from around the world each year. Contact if you have any questions about volunteering at FFA.

Photographers and videographers
L&A festival has tens of volunteer photographers creating memories with audience pictures, still photos, guest portraits and recording videos.

Some of the communication team’s tasks are completed already before the festival e.g. writing guest introductions or translations. All of these are an important part of the festival’s communication. During the festival the media follow-up will be active.

Special task force
The team is available for various tasks before and during the festival. Tasks may include e.g. office work, building and decorating the info point, and working as a runner.

For international guests Love & Anarchy has traditionally arranged hosts. These volunteers will be guests’ local guide and assistance during the visit to Finland – from the airport to the airport. Hosts are chosen from the more experienced volunteers with preferably previous hosting experience. You can mention your interest in the position in your application.