WORK/PROJECT: SEEDS volunteers in this workcamp will assist during the Stockfish European film festival in Reykjavík, which is an international film festival that will be held in Bíó Paradís, Reykjavík’s art-house cinema, and several other locations from February 18th - 28th 2016.
The festival will pay tribute to the best of new European cinema. In addition a wide array of the most prominent, award-winning films from around the globe will be introduced to Icelandic audiences. One of the main goals is to provide a platform for the domestic and international film communities to come together, and to foster cooperation and collaboration between all of the key institutions within the Icelandic film industry.
The main tasks of the volunteers will be: to attend the help desk and give information to guests about the festival, the festival program and the city; help with Q&A's preparation and execution; control access to screening rooms by checking tickets; help to keep the art-house tidy, including helping with the cleaning after screenings; sell merchandise at the info desk and distribute programs; help with Bíó’s bar and special events when required; and help with any other general errands of the venue. Volunteers will also organise and collect food for the volunteer team, and possibly help with the driving if any volunteer is interested.
Volunteers should be prepared for working a flexible time schedule and also within teams. In most cases, not all volunteers will have the same time off, as the festival will always need a team to support the festival.
ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS participants will stay in a house in down town Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with only one shower and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation so 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: Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources such as geothermal power.
The world’s northernmost capital is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavik is 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.
Visitors to Reykjavík experience easily the pure energy at the heart of Iceland's capital city - whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.
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; basic conversational skills are needed.
TERMINAL: Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS: Participation fee EUR 220 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas.
Excursions (Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South shore and Nothern Lights) can be arranged at discount fares during free time.