WORK/PROJECT: 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 2013 is the 11th year the Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival takes place. The festival is constantly growing and this year film industry professionals are joining it from all over the world. The festival takes place during 8 days from the 9th to 16th May. It includes afternoon and evening screenings, morning workshops, master-classes, panel discussions and competitions.
SEEDS volunteers will help out with the festival, performing various tasks such as assisting the festival team, directing and managing the festival guests, promoting the festival, distributing flyers and posters across Reykjavik, preparing the facilities for the festival and helping with the opening and 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, being on ticket duty to the cinema screening rooms, preparing and tidying the cinema screening rooms, hosting screenings and other projects that may arise as well as managing the guest desks and DVD desk.
This is a great opportunity for volunteers to get first-hand experience of the film industry, watch film screenings and gain experience on how film festivals are run. Furthermore volunteers will be able to join in some of the festival parties, receptions, opening and closing ceremonies.
ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a well equipped house in down town Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with only one shower and volunteers are expected to show consideration for their companions. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities.
Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
LOCATION: 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. It is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources, geothermal power & 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.
LANGUAGE: English will be the language in the camp; good conversational skills are needed.
TERMINAL: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS: Participation fee EUR 200 (Euros) to be paid to SEEDS. Please note that the fees are to be paid on arrival in Euros or Kronur and they include full board and lodging (food and accommodation) for the whole duration of the project.
SEEDS and/or 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.