FEST is looking for collaborators for its 17th edition! Kick-off your summer in the best way and enjoy a week in Espinho, Portugal, between 21st and 28th of June, 2021.

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 of 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.

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



Fill in the form so you can get your process started. Fill it in and send it to voluntariado@fest.pt, indicating in the email subject “Application for Volunteer work”

We are currently looking for people who can execute the following tasks:
- Management and maintenance of the venue rooms;
- Videographic and Photographic coverage;
- Social Media management;
- Technical Team.

In certain cases, we will contact some of the volunteers so they can start a week before the festival. If you are available to do so, please indicate that on your application.


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 for 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.

The first step is to check if the institution where you study is our partner. Then, you need to download the application form, fill it in and send it to cv@fest.pt, indicating in the email subject “Application for Curricular internship”.

Possible internships:
- Event production and organization;
- Design and Multimedia;
- Communication;
- Translation and subtitling;
- Copywriting.

We accept applications for short-term internships, considering they will have to take place in the week of the festival and can occupy the previous week or the following one. For all the long-term internships, the timeframe will have to include the week of the festival. 


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 2021 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.


Note: please consider that for any of these positions, being available during the week of the festival (21st to the 28th of June) and having a basic knowledge of the English language is required. If you do not meet these two requirements, we invite you to apply either way, however, keep in mind that we will prioritize applications that match what we are looking for.