We can't wait to welcome you aboard

We are getting busy selecting the films, finding sponsors planning our marketing and promotion, and will be looking for volunteers to join our amazing team and help deliver a brilliant festival in the cinema and online.

We are a festival of science fiction and fantastic film that looks for the latest in original independent genre movies from around the world.  Over our 20-plus years we have had a wide and varied programme that also includes sci-fi literature and real science.


Established in 2001, the festival has grown increasingly popular as fans discover our unique take on the genre that includes the peculiar while embracing the mainstream. We’ve remained independent thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and partners, and, of course, the dedicated fans.

The festival is also particularly interested in supporting new British filmmaking talent, not only by screening works-in-progress but also with initiatives such as our 48-Hour Film Challenge, which is proving a successful hotbed of creativity and fresh talent.

Volunteering at SCI-FI-LONDON is a fun and rewarding experience. You will be working as part of a team to ensure that the festival is a success;  before, during, and after the event itself.

We hold pre-festival meetings where we cover health and safety regulations at our venues, outline roles, requirements, and rules, and take the opportunity to meet and greet our team of volunteers for each festival.

We will then discuss availability for shifts and begin to draw up a rota for the festival.

If you would like to volunteer for the festival we will ask you to commit to at least two shifts, about 4 hours each.

As a volunteer, you will be issued with a SCI-FI-LONDON limited edition t-shirt to keep and wear during your shift.

We will be posting details about dates and signing-up on our socials, so make sure you follow us,

If you have any questions you can email us : volunteers@sci-filondon.com