• Applicants must be aged between 15 and 25
  • Currently enrolled in a FULL-TIME course offered by a recognised institution in Hong Kong
  • Proficient in Cantonese and English; knowledge in foreign languages is definitely an advantage
  • Applicants with outstanding performance during trainings may be chosen to take a team leader role


  • Apply online from 1 to 30 September
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend the selection interview in October
  • Successful applicants will receive notification by November and will be invited to attend the training session
  • Applicants who have completed the training session will officially become our volunteers


  • Volunteers are required to attend the training session offered by the HKIFFS before participating in volunteer services. The training will be held in mid-November 2012. The exact date will be announced later
  • Volunteers shall assist in all areas of the 37th HKIFF from December 2012 to mid April 2013, whilst for the SIFF will be held in July to August 2013 and should committed to volunteer for around 30 hours before and during the Film Festivals.
  • The shifts will be based on the actual operation needs and mostly in 4-6 hours per session, volunteers shall complete at least one session at a time


  • Gain invaluable insight into the behind-the-scenes look at the Festival's operations. This rare opportunity enables the youth to contribute to the arts community and experience the entire scope of transferable skills from marketing, event operation and film programming. Volunteers will enjoy opportunity to improve the quality of art appreciation skills through work and services
  • Be professionally trained. Through the training and practicum, volunteers will be equipped with knowledge and skills to support the running of large-scale cultural events
  • Rare opportunity to contribute to the arts community
  • Receive travel allowance and meal allowance during the service period
  • Receive a volunteer uniform
  • Receive insurance during the service period and
  • Receive a certificate of appreciation when the required training and a minimum of 30 service hours are completed with good performance


  • Free of charge