Kaboom Animation Festival

Kaboom Animation Festival is the one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest in all things animated. Ranging from cutting-edge experimental arthouse to colorful stories for families and kids, Kaboom will cater to the animation needs of all. Yes, even yours, my amazing weirdo friend!

From November 9-12, Kaboom Kids will take place across various venues in Utrecht and focus exclusively on animation for curious kids and families. Then, from November 13-17, Kaboom will be at Westergas in Amsterdam, where we will treat our grown-up audience to the animation cream of the animation crop. We are so ready for this, and we can’t wait to welcome you at Kaboom Animation Festival!

Welcome at Kaboom Animation Festival!

Word jij het nieuwste lid van het vrijwilligersteam van Kaboom Animation Festival?! Come and join the fun with all things animated!!!

Kaboom Animation Festival foto van een dame die een VR bril opheeft


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You’ll help us out with the build of the festival (6, 7 and 8 November in Utrecht, 12 November in Amsterdam) and with dressing the spaces in full Kaboom attire. After the festival, you’ll help with breaking it down (11, 12 and 13 November in Utrecht, 18 November in Amsterdam). Ready to roll up your sleeves?

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You’ll be responsible for giving a warm welcome to all visitors of Kaboom Animation Festival and informing them about their visit. The most important qualifications are having a nice smile, speaking both English and Dutch, remaining friendly when people ask you weird questions, and keeping a cool head when you don’t know all the answers.

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You’ll be checking tickets, to see if people are at the right screening. During the film, you’ll check the quality of the image and sound and make sure everything runs smoothly.

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You’ll make sure that everyone stays alive and nobody starves to death. You’ll set the tables for lunch and dinner, check if everyone can have a comfortable break, clean up afterwards and help out at the bar during big events. You’ll also get us the drinks and snacks we will desperately need (which is a lot). Truly one of the most important tasks.

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Welcome to the future! You’ll ensure that our visitors have the best VR-experience possible. At the VR-station, you’ll be responsible for informing, helping and guiding Kaboom guests. You don’t need to have any experience with VR, but being a bit tech savvy might help.

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Can’t pick which role you’d like best? Join the flex team and treat yourself to a diverse festival experience. One day we might ask you to run to the shop to get needed supplies, the next you’ll be helping out at one of the workshops of our most famous guests. You’ll need to be agile and quick on your toes, because even we don’t know what your next task might be. But you’ll be sure to have the full festival-experience!

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Do you have experience as a photographer and do you own your own equipment? Become a festival photographer at Kaboom. You’ll be joining us at important events with your camera around your neck, snapping shots of our guests, of visitors getting tipsy and of our directors being very important.

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You’ll help us out during special programs such as workshops, talks and masterclasses. We’ll need some extra hands for all kinds of things during these programs, ranging from technical, to practical, to mental support.


What do we offer you?

Je maakt vrienden voor het leven, krijgt gratis eten, limited edition-kleding en tijdens het festival kun je de beste animatie van over de hele wereld verslinden.


What do we ask from you?

We vragen iedere vrijwilliger minimaal drie shifts van 6 uur te werken tijdens de aangegeven periode. Tijdens je shift krijg je natuurlijk lunch of diner (als dit binnen je shift valt), een Kaboom t-shirt en gratis toegang tot alle programma’s die Kaboom te bieden heeft.