Volunteer at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2023

The 34th edition of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival is back in cinemas and across the city of Malmö 21–26 September! We are now looking for great colleagues and film enthusiasts that want to join the crew during the film festival. Sign up now to volunteer and discover the best Nordic documentaries and short films from behind the scenes.

As a volunteer you work three shifts (or as many as you wish!) during the festival in exchange for complete access to the six-day-festival including screenings, events and seminars attended by professionals from the film industry. We are looking for fun and service minded people. Read more about the different roles below and fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering

You get:

  • Unique experiences and new connections
  • Full access to all the films, short films and documentaries
  • Access to seminars and talks
  • A free meal per shift
  • Login to watch all the festival films online after the festival on our VOD platform
  • Festival merch – t-shirt and a tote bag
  • Lots of fun!

Volunteer roles at Nordisk Panorama:


Cinema Host volunteer 

Get the chance to work at two of Malmö’s cosiest cinemas: Panora and Spegeln. During your shift you will assist our Venue Managers with checking tickets before each film screening at our cinemas, help out with our Audience Award and other cinema related tasks. 

Ticket desk volunteer

Be the first person that our guests meet and remember with a smile. The Ticket Desk is the place to be if you’re a responsible and service-minded person who is comfortable with data management. You will assist our Ticket Manager at Panora with ticket sales, giving information and answer questions regarding the festival and the programme, making sure our guests have everything for a fantastic festival experience.

Event Host/Rigger

A role full of exciting elements. The shifts include welcoming guests, checking guest lists and tickets. You will also assist our Event Coordinator with rigging, running errands, transport and decorating the venue for events so it looks great when the guest arrives. 

You are organised and communicative, very outgoing and someone who doesn’t mind a late night or two. This is a great role for someone with an interest in gaining some event production experience. No previous experience required, just a good mood.

Guest volunteer

Take care of all of our fantastic guests at our Guest Desk (at our Festival hotel) together with our Guest Manager. The Guest is the first point of contact for delegates visiting our festival and is always buzzing with industry professionals. The role involves meeting and greeting people when they first arrive at the festival, registering them, providing them with their accreditation passes and any additional information they may require.  

Requirements: a high level of English and general communication skills as you will be answering emails, phone calls and helping out where is needed. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone thinking of a career in event management or hospitality.

Forum volunteer

This is where ideas for films become a reality during the festival days. Help the Forum team with checking badges, keeping the venue clean and organised, giving information to participants, setting up desks and computers, and preparing rooms for meetings. Come and get a glimpse of the documentary projects that will play at the festival in future years.

Market & Conference volunteer 

There is a lot going on at Scandic Hotel Triangeln during the festival week, and you can be a part of it. Assist the Market & Conference team at different events with tasks such as checking accreditations, tech support and assisting at pitches, meetings and seminars. The role also involves helping guests at the market desk with questions during the day.  

Back-up volunteer

In case a volunteer calls in sick and will no longer be able to attend their scheduled shift the Volunteer Coordinator will call in a back-up volunteer to cover that shift. If you sign up to be a back-up volunteer, you must be available during the festival week and near Malmö (30 mins from the festival location). If the schedule runs smoothly and as planned, the back-up volunteer will enjoy a free day. 


An exciting role for you who have previous experience with photography. In this role you will document events, screenings, installations and happenings for website, social media and internal use for Nordisk Panorama. Camera experience is essential, as well as your own professional equipment. A fantastic opportunity to be creative and at the same time have access to all parts of the festival. 


Spread the word about the festival and increase engagement among our audiences through Nordisk Panorama’s social media accounts. Through text, photo and moving images you report from festival events and keep up the dialogue with our followers. For this role experience with social media is required and your smart phone is your most important tool.


In this team you will help the logistics coordinator transporting and carrying things around the city so all festival venues get the right things at the right time, in the right place. You need to be quick on your feet, be comfortable with heavy lifting and have a good and friendly attitude. If you like to be where the action happens, then this volunteer role is for you.

Decoration and office volunteer

Help us create the most awesome festival experience. During your shift you will assist the office team with putting up posters around Malmö, preparing tote bags, creative crafts for the festival and a lot of more fun that brings joy to everyone’s experience. 

We are looking forward to hear from you!

All the best,
Team Nordisk Panorama Film Festival