The Philadelphia Film Festival
The Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 17 to Oct 27) is an international film festival that welcomes filmmakers and film-lovers from around the world to venues throughout the city for films and special events. Last year, the Festival included Academy Award winning Silver Linings Playbook, Wreck It Ralph, and indie hit Gimme the Loot.
You can see awesome films like these for FREE! All you have to do is volunteer. To ensure that the festival runs as smoothly as possible, we need the help of dedicated volunteers -- volunteers like YOU -- to work as ushers, box office personnel, and more. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet cinephiles like yourself, gain exposure in the Philadelphia Film Community, and see some amazing movies you may not be able to see anywhere else!
What are the positions?
We are always in need of people to help with day-to-day operations on the theater: Ushers, Greeters, and Box Office Sales.
What do volunteers get?
These are all unpaid volunteer positions. However, volunteers will receive a voucher at the end of each shift. This voucher can be traded in for a ticket to any film screening [excluding Centerpieces & Special Events] throughout the festival. This voucher is also valid for other Filmadelphia series throughout the year. Further, if given permission by their venue manager, ushers and greeters may also go in and watch the film being screened during their shift.
What is the time commitment?
During the festival, shifts are separated into six-hour periods. Box Office Volunteers must be trained before the Festival. Training is also beneficial to ushers and greeters. This can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the position. At training, you will get an overview of the Festival and be able to sign up for shifts during the Festival.
There are 5 scheduled Training Sessions:
- Wednesday, September 25 (7:30pm-9:00pm)
- Saturday, September 28 (9:30am-12:00pm)
- Monday, September 30 (7:30pm-9:00pm)
- Sunday, October 6 (9:30am-12:00pm)
- Saturday, October 12 (9:30am-12:00pm)
All Training Sessions will be held at the Philadelphia Soundstages (1600 North 5th Street)
How do I sign up?
Sign up is easy! Just go to our website, http://filmadelphia.org/volunteer. Complete the Volunteer Application. Then, you will be prompted to sign up for a training session. You can also sign up for a training session by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Please contact Alex Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267 239 2941 with any questions or concerns.