The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the running of our Festival and Masterclasses from 19th July 2018 to 29th July 2019. The festival will take place at Cinema Nova, & Backlot Cinemas.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is currently rated as the Documentary Film Festival of the Year (2018) by FilmDaily and named Top Documentary Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere on Guide Doc.

The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world such as Sundance, Raindance, Slamdance, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, Venice Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge, CPH:Dox and IDFA.


The roles we have on offer are:

  • Event Management
  • Customer Service/Ticketing
  • Copy Writing
  • Videographers
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Designers
  • Projectionists
  • Presenters / Speakers
  • Writers / Bloggers

What We Offer:

  • Written reference
  • Verbal reference
  • Sign off on practical components of film courses (please check with your lecturers first)
  • Free documentary and Master Class entry
  • Great network opportunities with Filmmakers and other volunteers
  • T-Shirt
  • Meal allowance for shift you put down for
  • Dedicated documentary event on 29th July 2019 to say thank you


Volunteers who have helped the festival over the last 3 years have gone on to:

  • Start their own successful Film Festival or event
  • Become Senior Curators for Major Australian Film Festivals and Film Schools
  • Become documentary filmmakers
  • Networked with Filmmakers featured in our festival on projects
  • Networked with other volunteers on projects
  • Obtained volunteer positions with major international film festivals
  • Obtained Senior Volunteer positions with other Volunteer organisations
  • Obtained paid work in the film industry