Barnes Film Festival is 100% run by volunteers. We are extremely lucky to count on the support and generosity of many individuals and organisations. If you’re interested in being part of the festival we would love to hear from you. There are lots of ways to get involved, before during and after the festival. Take a look at some of our volunteer activities below, and get in touch if there’s something you’d like to help with. 

Our aim is not only to promote, encourage and support the emerging talent in filmmaking. but also those who help us bring the festival to life each year.

Photography and Video

“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out”

From snaps to marketing material, our photographers provide us with the invaluable images that we require to illustrate what we do.


“He says we can’t, I say we can. There, you’re caught up”

Join our blog writers. You will be able to reach an already established number of readers and we will help you with editing.


“I’m not much on rear window ethics”

Our YouTube channel is a key component of the promotion of new talent. Here we showcase the work of films featuring in the festival and those participating in the film competition.


“The more scribbled the name, the bigger the fame”

The Marketing team is in charge of ensuring that what we do reaches our audience and more importantly, to promote the new talent that passes through the festival each year.


“With great power comes great responsibility”

An invaluable resource is our group of technicians who make sure that every event, every screening and workshop run smoothly.


“This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it”

All teams unite here, our organisational chart is highly interactive, all departments collaborate closely and it is all linked by the operations team.