Volunteers are an important and intrinsic aspect to the successful organization of IDFA. They welcome our guests and audiences and are our eyes and ears during the festival. Volunteers are also ambassadors of IDFA thanks to their enthusiasm for the festival. Applications are open from August 1st for becoming a volunteer during IDFA 2015!

There are some requirements for becoming a volunteer at IDFA. They are described in the IDFA Volunteers Policy, together with everything that you can expect from IDFA when working as a volunteer.

As of August the volunteers form will be available on this page once you've logged in to your MyIDFA account. When filling in the form, you need to agree to the general terms and conditions for volunteers. Uploading a head shot, your CV and a copy of your passport is part of the form. Please make sure you have them at hand digitally or you will not be able to submit the form. Please note: if you are from outside the EU, you will need a work permit for the Netherlands. Unfortunately it's not allowed to do volunteer work on a Student Visa.

Available jobs
Below you will find descriptions of the jobs that are available to volunteers that don't speak Dutch. Please read them to get a clearer idea of what job suits your preference and availability. The form has the option for you to fill out two preferred jobs.

Volunteer form

If you decided which job suits you than please fill in the form. The form has the option for you to fill out two preferred jobs. 


IDFA Volunteers
Frederiksplein 52
1017 XN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 6273329
Fax: +31 20 6385388
Errol Morris's Top 10 selection announced September 29, 2015 | The Top 10 selection by renowned filmmaker Errol Morris for IDFA 2015 has been announced. The list includes classics such as Werner Herzog's Fata Morgana and Frederick Wiseman's Welfare as well as Nick Broomfield's most recent film Tales of the Grim Sleeper.
Opening film: A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert September 22, 2015 | The 28th edition of IDFA will open with A Family Affair by Dutch director Tom Fassaert, an exploration of the director's own delicate family history.
IDFA and the Stedelijk Museum present Don't Blink - Robert Frank September 15, 2015 | The work of American photographer Robert Frank will be in the spotlight at the upcoming IDFA.
IDFA Bertha Fund introduces distribution support September 1, 2015 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is adding a new branch to its recently introduced IBF Europe category: distribution support. The first deadline for the new scheme is February 1. Says IBF Manager Isabel Arrate Fernandez: "It's meant to be a place for new experiments and innovative ways of getting films out there."


IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 3 days ago
Final countdown... Ten days left to contribute to #LailaAtTheBridge and get this film made! http://t.co/AFVe7VYPJ7
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Very proud to announce the Top 10 selection by @errolmorris for IDFA 2015! https://t.co/hOypvJ789f
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