FEST is looking for collaborators for its 20th edition! Enjoy a week in Espinho, Portugal, between the 24th of June and 1st of July, 2024.

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival welcomes you for a week of celebration of the silver screen and the emerging talents in the Film industry. You will have the privilege to be in touch with young filmmakers, experts in the industry, and other collaborators coming from all over the world.

Join this dynamic and fun working environment that will embrace you with open arms.


Vem fazer parte de uma equipa de trabalho dinâmica e divertida que promete acolher-te de braços abertos. Fill out our form here. If you have any questions, send an email to voluntariado@fest.pt.

There are two ways that you can be a part of our team: volunteer or sign up for an internship.



Over the years, FEST has received hundreds of volunteers and this year will be no exception. We are looking for volunteers in a variety of areas, who have a liking for organizing events, are communicative and have a passion for the 7th Art.

Available volunteering areas:
- Photo Coverage and Editing;
- Video coverage and editing;
- Social Network Management;
- Design and Multimedia;
- Production team;
- Box office;
- Event management;
- Point of sale management;
- Technical Staff
- Subtitling/Translation;
- Public Relations.

In certain cases, we contact a few volunteers to start before the week of the festival. If you are available, don't forget to mention it in your application.

If you're interested, e-mail us your CV at , indicating in the email subject “Application for Volunteering 2023".

Follow Maria’s example!

“FEST was my first volunteering experience and I could not have picked a better one. In this wonderful team, I found huge support and people eager to create the best environment possible and the best experience for us, volunteers, but also the participants of the festival. There is a great passion for Film and a need to share it. I loved having the opportunity to meet many people, from various parts of the globe, with that same passion. I hope to come back.”

Maria Moreira, Volunteer – FEST 2018



Applications are only available for curricular internships that may be short-term or long-term.

If you're interested, e-mail us your CV at cv@fest.pt, indicating in the email subject “Application for Curricular Internship”.

Possible internships:
- Communication;
- Marketing;
- Design and Multimedia;
- Audiovisual;
- Translation and subtitling;
- Event Production / Organization;
- Public Relations.

Read about Paulo’s experience:

“FEST, without a doubt, was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much, personally, and professionally. I met incredible people that supported me all the way and I am very grateful for that. I loved the two years I spent as an intern here and I recommend all film lovers, without a doubt, to experience FEST. You will not regret it.”

Paulo Marques, Intern – FEST 2016 and 2018


FEST 2023 awaits you! Pack up and get ready for a challenging yet fulfilling experience by being part of one of the greatest film celebrations of today.