The Reykjavik Shorts & Docs Festival is a film festival that strives to maintain the cultural fulfilment and expectations of the general public, as well as serving as an inspiring event for the audio-visual sector.
The year 2012 marks the 10-year anniversary and the festival will be re-launching on a far grander scale than before, with film industry professionals coming from various places around the world. The festival takes place over 4 days from the 6th to 9th May. The festival includes afternoon and evening screenings, morning workshops, master-classes, panel discussions and competitions throughout.
SEEDS volunteers will help out with the festival by performing various tasks such as assisting the festival team, directing and managing the festival guests, promoting the festival, distributing flyers and posters across Reykjavik, and preparing the facilities for the festival, as helping with the closing of the festival.
During the festival itself volunteers will be running the ticket stands, giving out information to guests, counting the number of guests, distributing voting bills, hosting screenings and other projects that may arise as well as managing the guest desks and DVD desk.
For volunteers this is a great opportunity to get first-hand experience of the film industry, watch film screenings and gain experience on how film festivals are run as well as having the opportunity to join the festival parties, receptions, opening and closing ceremonies.
SEEDS volunteers will stay in a fully equipped house; in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available.
Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, often called “the nightlife capital of the north”. But there is more to Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene.
The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.
The population of the city is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.
In May the days are getting longer and the night shorter giving Reykjavik a summer glow. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS:
Participation fee EUR 140 (Euros).
SEEDS and our hosts will provide the volunteers with leisure activities in the spirit of the film festival as well as offering some sightseeing opportunities.
Tours and excursions (Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or South Shore) will be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares.