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Film Crew Volunteers

We are looking for bright and enthusiastic volunteers to join our exceptional Film Production Crew at the next edition of HowTheLightGetsIn Hay, taking place on 24-27th May 2024 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

HowTheLightGetsIn is a unique festival of ideas, music and comedy. We host a selection of debates and talks on a variety of topics – politics, arts, science, and philosophy - followed by comedy acts, local bands and DJ sets. HTLGI has established a strong reputation for attracting the best thinkers from around the world, including Yuval Noah Harrari, Richard Dawkins, Shoshana Zuboff, Esther Duflo, and Slavoj Zizek. Every talk and debate from the festival is filmed, and later edited and released on and other online platforms.

Successful candidates will be asked to be available over the 23rd -27th May including a full day’s training before the festival begins. Your primary responsibilities will comprise capturing the festival’s signature live debates and talks. This will include experience with live camera work, equipment handling, venue set up, and technical assistance.

In addition to covering your expenses, we will provide in-depth training on audio-visual recording in a live setting. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of £150 to cover travel, food, and other costs, a discount at festival vendors, and food vouchers. You will be camping at the festival campsite alongside other volunteers, and be expected to bring your own camping equipment. You will work in short shifts, so you will have time to experience the rest of the festival - enjoy our lineup of debates, comedy acts, and performances; explore the disco tent, DJ nights, food and drink vendors!

We are looking for film and media graduates who want to build their CVs and have a keen interest in film production and digital technology. You will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work in fast-paced environments and be up
for exciting challenges.

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and Cover Letter (max 300 words) to stating “Film Crew Volunteer” in the subject line.

Click here to apply for this role.



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