Between June 5th and 9th, the 15th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema international film festival will bring to Izola, Slovenia, a fresh selection of independent author films, discussions on film and recognisable guests from all over the world. For the 15th time, the film ties will also emerge through the cheerfulness and the enthusiasm of its festival team. An international team of volunteers with more than 70 members is a guarantee for networking that opens the door wide to new cooperation in Slovenia and abroad, while generations of festival workers successfully transfer their practical experience obtained at Kino Otok into their professional careers.

We invite everyone who loves film and would like to undergo informal practical training in the field of organising film and cultural events to joins us and build an unforgettable film experience with us.

We offer you experience in an international environment, a possibility of completing obligatory practical training, socialising with established international filmmakers and new friendships. We will provide you with the knowledge and the skills that will enable you to initiate and carry out similar projects and programmes in the field of culture, education and youth work, and at the same time, we would also like to continue our cooperation in the following editions of the festival.

In its fifteen years, Kino Otok has spontaneously developed into a space of informal practical training. We devote special attention to including interested people in the form of mentored practical training in the numerous areas of festival organisation and the related cultural and educational programmes of the Otok Institute. We cooperate with numerous organisations like universities, youth centres, student clubs and cultural societies. We also encourage international cooperation of peers from Slovenia and abroad.

In a pleasant work atmosphere during the festival, our mentors will assist you in numerous areas of:

  • taking care of international festival guests,
  • managing festival venues and logistics,
  • managing the festival camp,
  • photo and video documenting of the festival,
  • Submarine – Otok for Kids, the film-educational programme for children,
  • and more.

A month before the festival, we will also be glad to receive your help at distribution of promotional  materials.

The daily presence in Izola is necessary from June 4th until June 10th. During the festival, we offer you:

  • accommodation in the festival camp,
  • meals,
  • a festival pass affording you free entrance to all festival venues in your free time.


If you want to cooperate with us, please fill the online application by April 20, 2019. For further information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Aljaž Markelj at e-address

On your request you will be given a certificate of participation. We are looking forward to responsible candidates who will happily co-create this year’s festival and perhaps become part of our annual organisational team or future creators of new film connections.

See you at Otok!