A Window on the World, Images from Reality (Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà)

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The 3rd International Documentary Film Festival A Window on the World, Images from Reality (Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà) will be held October 5-8, 2017 at Unicredit Pavilion, Milan, Piazza Gae Aulenti and at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Viale Pasubio, 5.

The A Window on the World, Images from Reality (Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà) 3rd International Documentary Festival wants to investigate and report on the most important events of contemporary world, understand its changes and give a vision of our future.

The A Window on the World, Images from Reality (Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà) 3rd International Documentary Festival wants to narrate universal stories and small little personal stories, with all different accents and colours, from drama to comedy .

The A Window on the World, Images from Reality (Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà) 3rd International Documentary Festival wants to dive into the society we are living in, the politics, the economy, the work, the culture, the social issues, but also into our most private emotions, our everyday private life.

A Window on the world seeking volunteers! 

The requirements:

  • predisposition to interpersonal relationships and to work in team;
  • full availability during the week of the Festival;
  • availability in the days before the festival to give support to the organization of the Festival premises, and to the promotion and material’s distribution activities;
  • flexibility, initiative, adaptability and accountability;
  • good knowledge of English (an additional language will be appreciated);
  • valid driver’s license and good knowledge of the city of Milan.

If you are interested, just send an e-mail to info@visionidalmondo.it with your CV, references and a brief cover letter, specifying the role for which you want to  apply.

After having received the form duly filled, the Staff of Visioni dal mondo will contact you for an informal interview to meet you and give you all the necessary information.

In addition to sending your CV, references and motivation to info@visionidalmondo.it, we ask you to fill in the Application form boxes below:


During the Festival days, October 5-8, 2017, you should be available from morning to evening (9:30 to 23:00, the days are organized in 3 different time shifts).

You’ll be part of a team, but you could  also be assigned position of responsibility to be carried out independently. You will  report to the festival’s manager.

You could be required more availability time in the week prior to the Festival, in order to support the final organization of the premises and the logistic

Deadline for registration July 31, 2017

The Festival manager responsible for the  ‘Volunteeers team’ will organize (closer to the festival date) a half a day meeting  to inform about the Festival, and the job/duties of the volunteers. In these meeting an Instruction/guidance  manual will be given

The volunteer activity (as above) can not be recognized as an internship or work placement in order to achieve the CFU.

Areas of activity:

→ Hospitality


You are assigned to the festival guests’reception; you need to speak fluent English; additional foreign languages is appreciated. The volunteers will help the festival manager in welcoming international guests, like directors, producers, distributors, representatives from other festivals, from the first welcome at the airport until the theater halls, or hotels.  Volunteers’  mission is to make the guest Festival experience as pleasant as possible. The Volunteers should have a valid driving licence, a car, covered by insurance.

→ UniCredit Pavilion and other festival locations (festival hotel, bar, etc.) preparation and setting up:

UniCredit Pavilion and other festival locations (festival hotel, bar, etc.) preparation and setting up:

The Festival requires a few runner activities for distribution of information materials (flyers, catalogues, posters, ) and a monitoring that all materials are always  available to the public and to the industry professionals.

→ Information desk

Information Desk:

Volunteers are  responsible for setting up the desk with the daily programme/calendar and  with all information  materials. Volunteers  welcome the guests by providing them with all the information about the events, and deliver and distribute to them the information material (programme, catalogues etc.)

→ Accreditation Desk

Accreditation desk:

The accreditation desk welcomes all acccredites guests. Double checks their accreditation, validates it , releases the valid festival badge, and authorizes them to access to the Festival halls.

→ Mask / hall Assistants

Mask / hall Assistants:

The volunteers  will assist the festival masks and hostess in managing a smooth flow to the theaters’ halls. This activity involves a commitment mainly in the afternoon and evening (from 13.30 to 23.00)

The volunteers could also be asked to assist the festival managers during the q&a session at the end of the film.

→ Production Assistant for the Industry/Market section

Production Assistant for the Industry/Market section:

Figure 1) will help and  coordinate the Festival technicians fo the  sound and lighting, setting of chairs/tables, microphones, computers, slides, and overlook on the timely performance of each presentations as planned in the schedules – figure 2) will help the Juries official responsible to provide and collect the jury votes, and to coordinate all meetings between the filmmakers and the industry’s representatives. A personal laptop is required.

→ Press Office

Press Office:

Volunteers will support the festival press office to  prepare press kits, to welcome and assist media guests and vip. A personal laptop is required.

→ Photo / video reportage

photo / video reportage:

volunteers will report all Festival  highlights : opening, closing ceremony, awards, interviews with celebrities etc…The material should be published daily on the festival website, and other media, and social networks, contributing to the creation of a photo-daily Festival. The name of the photo or video reportage author will appear along with the festival logo, on the festival website

These volunteers must  possess suitable equipment. They will report to the festival official press office.

→ Marketing and web

Marketing and web:

Who is part of this group, help firsthand the marketing department for the procurement and distribution of materials. If required, he may act as a support in the management of the web site, newsletter and social networks. A personal laptop is required.

Benefits for  Volunteers

  • Opportunity to learn about, and take part actively in the shaping and implementation of a leading international film festival, to become an active part of the Festival organization;
  • opportunity to come into direct contact with important cinema professionals (directors, producers, authors, journalists, distributors,  institutions and associations  representatives;
  • free access to all events related to the Festival, of course if it does not overlap with their volunteers duties;
  • gadgets and uniform, tickets, snacks;
  • certificate of participation, issued at the end of Festival specifying the hours worked for the event, Festival presentation letters to the international film schools and universities.

Curricular internship:

If you are enrolled at the Statale University and you want to participate to a curricular internship  bar the box below and send an email to info@visionidalmondo.it, attaching the your CV and indicating the preferred area for the internship. Pls fill also all the above forms. The festival will then contact you.