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Become a volunteer and get a unique sneak peek behind the scenes at BUFF!

BUFF Film Festival is celebrating 40 years and we are looking for you who want to be part of making the festival extra special! As a volunteer at BUFF 2023, you’ll get a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the festival – while gaining new exciting experiences and meeting film-loving people! 

The festival takes place in Malmö between the 11-17 of March and it is mainly during the festival week that we need extra help, but also some days before and after. As a volunteer, one of the best perks is that you will get an accreditation. This means that during the festival week you will have access to all screenings (if there is space), be able to attend our gala dinner and awards ceremony and have the opportunity to take part in our other exciting events during the festival!

All work is voluntary and tasks vary based on your wishes and interests and you will have a unique opportunity to work and develop with BUFF in line with your interests and skills. When volunteering at BUFF we prefer that you do at least two shifts, if you work a longer shift/shift is during lunch or dinner you will also be served a meal. You can read more about our different volunteer roles below. 

If you are interested in meeting other volunteers and hear more about the festival, please fill out our form and we will let you know when the next briefing is.

Fields of work

Cinema host

As a cinema host, you are the first person the audience meets and remembers with a smile! The role includes selling and checking tickets, taking care of the audience, presenting films before the screening and informing them about the festival. As a Cinema host you will work in teams of 3-4 people together with the venue manager. Important qualities are that you are social, open-minded and have knowledge about our programme (which you will receive before your first shift). 


During the festival, BUFF will have an eventarea on Gustav adolfs torg that we call Sockerhyddan. A volunteershift at Sockerhyddan includes, for example, preparing the area, welcoming visitors, assisting and answering questions during the day, and helping out to close the area. It’s an exciting event to help out with if you enjoy hosting and meeting new people!

Guest host

Every year, guests come from all over the world to be part of BUFF. Actors, directors and producers travel long distances to represent their films during the festival. As a guest host, you will help our festival guests settle in Malmö and create a memorable experience for the guest together with our guest manager. Many of the guests are international, so it’s great if you are comfortable communicating in English (if you speak more languages, it’s great!) and can easily find your way around Malmö.

Own initiatives!

We love new initiatives. Do you think that you have something to add to BUFF? Get in touch and tell us about it!