Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

more events

IDFA DocLab Volunteers 2017

Support the festival and expand your knowledge of new media!

volunteers

DocLab is the new media program at IDFA, the International Documentary Film  exploring how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art. As a DocLab volunteer, you will spend most of your time at the exhibition. Your responsibilities might include explaining to visitors how to use VR head sets like the Oculus Rift of Gear VR, keeping track of reservations or offering clarification on any number of projects. You will be based at the Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, DocLab’s partner and home base.

Volunteers are an important and intrinsic aspect to the successful organization of IDFA. You will run into them in every corner of the festival: at the theater doors, manning the box office, or delivering the festival daily, lunches and posters. They welcome our guests and audiences, function as our eyes and ears during the festival, and are ambassadors of IDFA thanks to their enthusiasm for the festival.

IDFA DocLab Volunteer Shifts
Most of the program takes place from 11am – 9pm, but you may need to arrive as early as 9am or stay as late as 11pm for your six-hour shift.

Requirements
You should be social and friendly, speak English and have no fear of technology, and affinity with new media or virtual reality is a definite plus. Please note that special technical knowledge isn’t required.

Skills
At DocLab, you can expand your knowledge of new media and virtual reality, as well as improve your social and communication skills.

 

Apply as a volunteer for IDFA 2017

Do you want to be a part of new media team at the largest documentary festival of the world? Then sign up as a volunteer! We will contact you shortly after receiving your application.

Apply to Volunteer via MyIDFA here: Volunteer Form
Choose DocLab as your preference in the volunteer form.

By filling out the form you agree to comply with the General Terms and Conditions.

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.

Policy

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