General info

As a volunteer for Kosmorama, you’ll get to see exciting movies, gain experience with the operation of a festival and make new friends. We hope you will join us in making a fantastic festival 8 – 14 March 2021! 

From Monday through Sunday we present a diverse program of handpicked movies from all over the world. The movies are screened at the Prinsen Cinema Center. In addition, there’ll also be events, film quiz, lectures, parties, talks and more. We also hand out the Norwegian film industry’s own film price: Kanonprisen.

What is Kosmocrew?

Kosmocrew is our team of volunteer festival workers. As a Kosmocrew member, you get a festival pass that gives you access to watch as many movies as you’d like during the festival. You’ll be invited to a film-preview for volunteers only and you’re of course invited to attend our closing party. We’re looking for volunteers who want to help make Kosmorama amazing.

What do we expect from you?

We expect that you show up at the agreed time and do the job with dedication and positivity. Minimum work effort is 3 shifts, but some of the positions will require a little more. 

There’s no need to speak or understand Norwegian to join our Kosmocrew. Everyone is welcome at Kosmorama.

Deadline to apply is February 1st, but we do accept applications after the deadline if there are any positions left.

For questions or comments, send a mail to 


Cinema host

Role as a cinema host: Kosmorama had over 32 000 visitors in 2019, which equals a lot of popcorn! The host task is partly to help the employees at the cinema make the festival better for everyone. As a host, you check tickets, and you get to watch films with our audience! You are also quite visible at the festival and therefore have to be positive, willing to answer questions, motivate other volunteers and keep an eye on everything!


To work in production: Production is all about making the festival work. You’ll be helping out with practical assignments before and during the different events that the festival host. As an example, some of the volunteers who worked in production in 2017, worked with teaching the audience how to use VR-glasses! There’ll be different practical tasks such as giving flowers and water to the guests, as well as some more tasks that are a bit more physically challenging, like helping to set up the festival. Furthermore, you’ll help with the final details of the festival, deliver flowers, water, chairs – basically everything that’s needed during the festival.


The role as a driver: As a driver, you’ll be the friendly face who greets the festival’s guest and you’ll have the task of driving them safely around. You’ll be driving both guests and equipment before and during the festival. You’ll be a friendly host for the ones you are driving, and it’s a big advantage if you know the city centre and the road to Værnes airport. As a driver for Kosmorama, you’ll need to have a flawless driving history, and had your license for at least two years. Kosmorama will provide Kosmorama cars, so you don’t need to own a car. This is the volunteer job for people who want to meet our guest and provide them with a great first impression of Trondheim and Kosmorama.

Guest host

The role as a guest host: The guest and sponsor host will be given responsibility for one or more of the following (depending on your schedule): the responsibility for a guest which she/he will follow closely all throughout the guest’s stay or the responsibility for a group (nominees for Kanonprisen, juries, Pitch award contestants) that needs escort from A to B as well as being available to them during the event. You may also be given the responsibility for a sponsor group according to their sponsor contract (welcoming them to the event and being available at the event in addition to some correspondence prior to the event). The role as a guest host may require that you work more than three shifts. 

Info and accreditation

The role in info and accreditation: You’ll be working at the festival info stand to inform our audience about movies, tickets and screening rooms prior to and during the festival. The information desk will also greet and help all the volunteers and accredited. You must be prepared to work at a fast pace at times. This is the job for the outgoing, service-minded, helpful people who wants to become familiar with Kosmorama, the program and the logistics of the festival. The info and accreditation desk opens a week before the festival and is open during the entirety of the festival.


The role in distribution: Would you like to make Kosmorama more visible in Trondheim? In distribution, you’ll have the task of creating awareness around the festival by hanging up posters, distributing programs and stunting before the festival. If you’re outgoing, creative and entrepreneurial, this is the volunteer job for you. 


The role as a photographer: As a photographer for Kosmorama you get to cover every aspect of the festival. We have events, parties and the prestigious award ceremony Kanonprisen. You’ll be able to take video/photos at several locations. We do require that you have your own equipment and a positive attitude!

Terms for Volunteers

You have the following commitments and rights as a volunteer for Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival:


The minimum workload is 3 shifts which equal approximately 21 hours. Some tasks require more than that. This is listed in the job descriptions.

Obligations, Employment and Work

Volunteers are engaged on a voluntary basis to perform work as agreed with Kosmorama. Time and place will be agreed between the individual and the festival. Volunteers commit to showing up on time and being available at the agreed time. Kosmorama will strive to have timesheets and specific tasks ready for you in good time for the festival, but some changes may occur.


Volunteers receive a t-shirt and a festival pass which gives access to all screenings and to the closing party. If the festival pass is misused, if volunteers don’t show up on time or don’t perform the work that’s agreed upon, they’ll be billed for the t-shirt and festival pass.


The festival t-shirt is regarded as a work uniform before and during the festival. This means that you should only use the t-shirt when you’re working, and not in your spare time. You can use your t-shirt where- and whenever you want after the festival is completed.

Confidentiality agreement

Volunteers have a duty to maintain full confidentiality of all operational and business conditions they become aware of, both when they’re working, and in their spare time. This also applies to knowledge of customers’ operations and business relationships. Volunteers should not speak to the media before and during the festival unless specifically agreed by the festival’s press officer. This confidentiality also applies after the employment has ended.


Everyone should be able to volunteer at Kosmorama. If you need facilitation of reduced disability please contact us directly. You can contact us by email: or by phone: 00479118190.

Application for Kosmocrew 2021 is coming this fall


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