Volunteer Shorts Reviewers Needed

Join the Cambridge Film Festival Team as a Shorts Reviewer!

The Cambridge Film Festival is excited to announce a call for volunteers to join our dedicated team of shorts reviewers for this year's festival. We are seeking passionate film enthusiasts to help us curate an exceptional selection of short films. If you love cinema and want to be a part of one of the UK’s most prestigious film festivals, this is your chance!

Volunteer Role: Shorts Reviewer

  • Watch and review short films submitted to the festival.
  • Rate elements of each film out of 10.
  • Provide a brief summary of your thoughts on each film.

Our amazing team of reviewers helps sort through the numerous submissions and identify the standout films. Your reviews contribute to the shortlist, from which our Shorts Programmer curates the final festival lineup.

  • A passion for film and film festivals.
  • No prior experience is necessary, though familiarity with the Cambridge Film Festival is a plus.
  • Ability to commit a few hours each week for the review period.
  • Your name is featured on our renowned pre-film thank you screen, which is shown before all festival screenings.
  • We offer complimentary film tickets at the festival (subject to availability, but we strive to accommodate all volunteers).
Time Commitment:
  • Reviews are conducted online, so you can participate from anywhere.
  • The review period runs for the next 14 weeks.
  • Flexible commitment, with a recommended couple of hours per week and opportunities for those who wish to contribute more.
Application Deadline:
  • Please apply by the end of May to join our reviewer pool and start making your mark on this year's festival.
How to Apply:

Join us in celebrating and showcasing the best in short films. Your insights will help shape the festival's programme and bring extraordinary cinema to our audiences. 

Apply today and become a part of the Cambridge Film Festival legacy!