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Call for Volunteers

Are you gonna be a Zebra?

Choose FESCAAAL and become part of the organising staff of the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival in Milan, for a volunteer experience andan unforgettable week for film and culture enthisiasts!

If you have some free time available, please send us your application by filling in an easy form. Deadline: Thursday 7 April

On the form, in addition to some contact details and previous experience, you are asked to indicate your preference for a maximum of 2 of the proposed activities (which we invite you to read carefully below or in this fact sheet), and your time availability (days and time slot).

A minimum availability of at least 7 days in total for the Festival is required in order to guarantee greater continuity for the organisation and a higher quality of experience for the volunteers.

After the deadline we will contact you to confirm the area of activity and to confirm the dates of the information meetings, which will be held at the headquarters of the COE Association in Via Lazzaroni 8 in Milan (a few steps from Central Station) and will be organised approximately between 20 and 28 April 2022.

Please note that voluntary work cannot be recognised as an internship or curricular placement for the purposes of achieving CFUs. A Covid-19 Green Pass or any other certification in accordance with the regulations in force at the time of the activity will be required to carry out the activity.

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All available activities

Runner, distribution of materials and promotion of the festival

Be our feet in the city! 

This activity is fundamental for the maximum diffusion and promotion of the Festivalon the territory of Milan, and requires a strong commitment in the weeks  just before the event and during the week of the Festival  itself, organised in shifts and coordinated by a person in charge.

Find out more details.

Lounge activities

AAA usher required!

You will be in charge of welcoming the public in the different cinemas where the screenings will take place and managing the info points at the entrance.

It is necessary to be hospitable, friendly and ready to face unforeseen situations and, above all, very knowledgeable about everything related to programming. You will be in direct contact with our audience and therefore represent the very face of the Festival.

This activity is mainly carried out in the afternoons and evenings (afternoon shift 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m. / evening shift 6.00 p.m.-10.00 p.m.), as well as in the mornings for screenings for schools only (9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.).

Find out more details.

Guest reception

Get ready to experience a real journey!
Every year, guests from all over the world come to the Festival. Your mission will be to be a point of reference for guests throughout their stay at the Festival, from the first reception at the airport to the screenings in the auditorium. Thanks to you they can also get to know Milan.

A manager will supervise each activity, following a daily schedule.

Indicatively, the commitment will be from morning to evening (not continuous), depending on the guests’ schedules. A good knowledge of foreign languages (English, French, Spanish and/or Arabic) is required for this activity.

It is not a question of interpreting, but of conversing and talking more simply with our guests, establishing a convivial and spontaneous relationship.

Find out more details.

Photographic documentation

Do you have a camera?
Do you like documenting cultural events and taking portraits of filmmakers? Do you like to collect images of spectators waiting at the cinema box office, browsing through the programme or dreaming in front of the screen in the cinema? Are you just waiting to move around the organisational backstage of a festival, documenting its frenzy in pictures? Then this is the activity for you!

You will have the opportunity to follow the events of the festival with the specific task of narrating it through photography.

A small working team will be formed, coordinated by an internal Festival manager, and the activities will be organised according to a calendar of daily appointments in the various locations.

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To make it an experience to remember

What we expect and what we offer

Being a volunteer at FESCAAAL means actively contributing to the realisation of a cultural and cinematographic event of international interest!

What do we expect from you?

We are looking for volunteers without age limits who are available during the week of the event (29 April – 8 May 2022), with a strong sense of cooperation, a spirit of adaptation, a desire to meet people and a lot of curiosity.

Availability will also be requested in the weeks preceding the Festival to support the activities of setting up the spaces, promotion and distribution of information materials.

Knowledge of foreign languages, preferably English, but also French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic is definitely a plus. Our guests come from all over the world!

What do we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to get to know, take part in and actively contribute to the construction and realisation of a cultural and cinematographic event of international interest, being to all intents and purposes part of the Festival’s organisational staff.

You will come into direct contact with directors and operators in the film industry.

You will have a special pass to access all the events related to the Festival, subject to service shifts and availability of seats in the theatre.

We will activate insurance coverage for occasional volunteers for the duration of the Festival.