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The Nara International Film Festival is a film festival held once every two years.
Thanks to all of the hard work of our volunteers, we are often told that our film festival feels very homemade, overflowing with Nara’s unique hospitality.
We are currently looking for volunteers who will help us create this film festival here in this ancient capital again in 2020.
*We ask that elderly people, people with any ailments, women who are pregnant, or anyone with any physical limitations take extra precaution and use their best judgment.
We will be asking our volunteers to do the following:
We are always accepting applications for volunteers who can help support any preparations for the film festival.
■ Publicity Staff (15 people)
From detailed work to going out on the street and handing flyers to people, distributing flyers and posters, etc.
These volunteers also post on social media, letting as many people know about the film festival as possible.
■ Logistical Staff (5 people)
We are looking for people to help out with our administartive work, mainly people who are good at creating documents in Microsoft Office, etc. This job doesn’t stand out, but it is very important.
■ Translation/English Assistants (5 people)
This is a role that translates flyers, pamphlets, posts on social media, and all other kinds of information.
Native speakers who can handle day-to-day conversations in Japanese are more than welcome!
■Design Assistant (5 people)
This is a role that helps us with the design a wide variety of things, from publicity to venue decorations, etc.
No experience required, students are welcome.
People who have access to and can use software like Illustrator and Photoshop are more than welcome.
※We cannot provide you with a cellphone, etc. for these activities.
Also, costs of transportation and meals will be at your own expense.
Volunteer Staff During the Film Festival
■ Logistical Staff (110 people)
① Venue Staff (90 people)
Check-in, sanitation, organizing the venue, and helping people, this position has the most guest interaction.
② Stage Staff (20 people)
This is a backstage role that you can only experience at a film festival, like supporting the stage director, supporting the projectionist, etc.
■ Daily News Staff (20 people)
Reporting, photography, writing articles, and editing our daily news that is published every day during the festival. People who can speak English or have experience editing are more than welcome.
It is published in both Japanese and English, so people who can translate are more than welcome.
■Attendant Staff (30 people, those who can speak a foreign language are given priority)
We will have you help attend to the judges, directors, and other guests from Japan and abroad.
Let’s shoot for hospitality that makes everyone feel, “”I’m glad I came to Nara”” and “”I want to come back to Nara again””!!
Some of this work can be performed online.
(We will hold interviews and selection at a later date)
We will provide you with the following during the festival.
・Meals while you are working.
・Insurance while you’re working as a volunteer.
Volunteers will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please use extra caution yourself by wearing a mask, washing your hands, etc.
Everyone will be required to wear a mask.
About the Volunteer Information Session
Session 1: July 26, 12:30 (approx. 30 min.) This will be held online. (We will send the URL to you later)
We will contact you for any other information sessions. We will also conduct a simple interview at a later date.
＊We will contact you directly for regarding any other preparation before the festival.
Please apply through this page!
＊Before applying, please make sure your domain can receive emails from @nara-iff.jp .
We look forward to all of your applications!
※ Dates and event content may change due to COVID-19. “