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Movie lover? Volunteer for BIFF 2016!

Here’s another great opportunity to get involved in a Bergen tradition, volunteer, meet people, and see films! It’s Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF)! Running this year 20th-28th of September, BIFF, established in 2000, has Norway’s largest selection of films. As it is an international festival, it includes films in a number of different languages. If you, like me, love film festivals, or, if you just want to get involved and get into some films for free – read on.


Volunteering Information

How many hours will I volunteer?

  • 20-25 hours between 19.09-28.09

What do I get for volunteering?

  • A festival t-shirt (during the festival, it can only be worn while working)
  • Free meals during volunteer shifts you work
  • Joining the after-party for the festival
  • And, a wristband providing free admission regular screenings and most of the special BIFF events



Volunteering Jobs:

Cinema Host



Exhibition Host

  • Help prep installations and guide the audience at exhibitions.


Have local knowledge about Bergen?

  • Be on call at the festival’s hotel headquarters in order to help out on the spot with a variety of tasks (i.e. delivering movies, arranging events, etc.)

Information Stand

  • Answer audience questions and distribute information (for example: cancellations, schedule changes, and location changes) during the festival at the information stand at Magnus Barfot



  • Drive international guests to events, and help out with the events.

Ready to Volunteer?

Check out BIFF’s page for volunteers (in English) here.

Volunteer Registration is open now – click here to register.



Questions about volunteering?

Contact BIFF’s volunteer coordinator, Maria Dalland Larsen Email: Phone: 922 43 466


Just want to attend?

Just want to go see some movies at the festival? You can check out the films for 2016 here.

Information for buying tickets is available here.



I have my eye on a couple films this year, including Accidental Courtesy, in which musician Daryl Davis, an African American man, befriends members of white supremacist groups. I couldn’t get the trailer on my post, but you can check it out at the link above, and check out this panel discussion for the film here:



And maybe, just maybe someone could convince me to see the new Blair Witch:



Have any film recommendations for me? Comment below (I love documentaries)!


Go watch those films

Most screenings take palce at Bergen Kino’s Magnus Barfot cinema, other venues for screenings and or seminars include USF (Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen), Konsertpaleet KP1 (Neumannsgate 3, 5015 Bergen) and Det Akademiske Kvarter (Kvarteret) (Olav Kyrres gate 49, 5015 Bergen).

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