Volunteer at GSFF24!

Each year we rely on a team of wonderful volunteers to help make the festival happen. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with a passion for all things film and fun to contribute to the smooth running of screenings and events. If you want to be a part of the festival experience with other film lovers and professionals, then we’d encourage you to apply and join us in March (20 – 24). 

Applications are now closed.

GSFF23: Awards Ceremony Photo by Ingrid Mur

GSFF volunteers will work across a range of tasks, including working on the festival guest desk, front of house, meeting and greeting guests at the airport and office tasks. Shifts will be a maximum of 6 hours.

The 2024 festival will mostly take place in Glasgow Film TheatreCentre for Contemporary Arts, and Civic House. Our opening event launches on the evening of Wednesday 20th March, followed by 4 full festival days from Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th. On the application form, you’ll be able to indicate your availability, as well as your preference in job roles. Once submitted, please do keep us updated if your availability changes. 

Volunteers will be welcome to attend festival screenings, events, and parties for free (subject to availability) and receive a GSFF t-shirt.

If you want to volunteer and have any particular requirements or additional support needs related to accessibility, please get in touch at volunteers@glasgowshort.org and we will do our best to accommodate.

If you want to volunteer and need help with travel expenses, please get in touch at volunteers@glasgowshort.org.

Please note you must be aged 18 or over and eligible to volunteer in the UK.

GSFF23 Scottish Competition 4 Photo by Erika Stevenson

Who We Are

Glasgow Short Film Festival, the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for new and established Scottish and international filmmakers, industry delegates and the local audience.

Our programme celebrates diverse forms of cinematic expression, whether fiction, documentary, animation or artists’ moving image, and foregrounds disruptive, ground-breaking work that transgresses the boundaries of conventional narrative film.

We are a friendly, accessible, busy festival, with five packed days full of screenings and events, and our volunteers are essential in keeping the machine well oiled, and in creating a vibrant and fun atmosphere that make our festival memorable for all our guests.

GSFF23 Award Ceremony + Afterparty Photo by Ingrid Mur

What Our Previous Volunteers Have to Say

“Volunteering with GSFF was a great experience that I will be repeating this year. It’s a small team and you really feel like you’re part of the festival. The shifts are enjoyable and you get to see a lot of amazing short movies, which are hard to come by. Everyone at GSFF has been lovely, and hanging out and discussing the short films that we’ve seen has made the festival even more enjoyable.”

Goda Ilgauskaite

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact info@glasgowshort.org