Newcastle International Film Fest

The Newcastle International Film Festival is a new four-day event taking place across venues throughout Newcastle between March 29th and April 1st 2018. With films from all genres from around the world being showcased, the inaugural Newcastle Film Festival will be a truly international celebration of film. 

Tickets are now on sale with multi-pass tickets allowing you to take in up to six screenings across the festival as well as tickets for special events such as the official opening ceremony which includes a screening of Get Carter and Q&A with the director. Visit to book - student discount available for NUS cardholders!

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Volunteering Opportunities

Calling all film students & movie fanatics! Take a look at these fantastic opportunities to volunteer at the first ever Newcastle International Film Festival. You can choose between a few different sectors of the event to get involved in. You can have some fun and meet influential people within the industry! Volunteers are required at a variety of events between Thursday 28th March to Sunday 1st April. 

Box Office & Information Assistant: Duties include selling tickets and merchandise; answering general questions from the public regarding the programme, transport and venue. This is excellent work experience for anyone wanting to find out more about large-scale events and film festivals as you'll be based at the Festival 'Hub'.

Venue Assistants: Provide customer service and front-of-house assistance including assisting the Venue Coordinator, scanning tickets, ushering, and encouraging the public to vote via the App for the People’s Choice Award. With over 15 screens in operation, this is where the majority of support is required.

Press Assistants: These roles are suited to those with an interest in marketing, and duties include providing social media support and the distribution of marketing materials.

Runner / Q&A Hosts: A venue runner will assist the technical teams within a cinema and facilitate questions from the audience. You may be required to meet and greet the filmmakers, make sure they are properly prepared. For this role we are looking for confident students in film or journalism (with a good knowledge of film).

Hospitality: Your role will be to look after special guests, press and sponsors at the Festival, providing them with all the needed information they may require. You need to be friendly, approachable and calm under pressure.

Benefits include:

  • Up to date and exclusive information on the festival (Programme to be announced in February)
  • Refreshments when working
  • Access to screenings when not working (sometimes when you are working)
  • Meet and work alongside industry professionals
  • Volunteer celebration

To register your interest and availability please click here