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Maitland, FL 32751
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS TO THE 2007 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL HAS PASSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS.
Each year the Florida Film Festival relies on the help from close to 200 volunteers, in every department. Whether you have years of experience or are just joining us for the first time, we welcome your help and support. Volunteers are needed before and during the 10-day Festival for a variety of positions, weekdays and weekends, so you're sure to find a slot that fits your schedule and interests.
Supporting a unique non-profit organization, gaining valuable experience and meeting others who share an enthusiasm for film is what makes volunteering at the Florida Film Festival all worthwhile. Being able to participate in this event has proven to be a prized opportunity year after year.
During the Festival, three main VENUES are utilized:
There are also several VOLUNTEER TEAMS, based on duties.
Volunteers must choose shifts within particular TEAMS at a certain VENUE.
Please read below to familiarize yourself with the options available.
Assist with the final details of preparing and promoting the Festival. Duties may include assembling packets, gift bags and other collateral; clerical work, such as making copies and numbering vouchers; distributing posters and flyers to various venues/neighborhoods; monitoring press screenings; and surveying guests.Team Info (Venues: HQ, Enzian Theater, Regal Cinemas, Enzian satellite office "Clay Street")
Team Info volunteers must be able to complete shifts BOTH before and during the Festival. Excellent phone skills are required as well as great patience and a love for interacting with people. You'll need to have a flexible schedule in order to attend pre-festival screenings: Final film transfers are screened by volunteers and staff to ensure there are no technical glitches. This also serves to educate you about many of the films, should guests ask. Members of Team Info are the "first impressions" of the Festival at most times and should have an outgoing personality and willingness to help guests.Team Filmmaker (Venue: HQ)
Shifts run before and during the Festival. Must be courteous, cheerful and make filmmaker guests feel welcome. Checking filmmaker in: handing out necessary credentials, walking them through their filmmaker packet and verifying all their information. Also responsible for familiarizing them with special events and the surrounding area. Help out with other tasks/department as needed.Team Box (Venues: Regal Cinemas)
Preparing and numbering off-site tickets for daily show and guiding guests towards the appropriate theater. Team box may also help sell merchandise as needed.Team Theater (Venue: Enzian Theater, Regal Cinemas)
Responsible for taking tickets, counting the number of guests as they enter the theater, checking badges for admission. Volunteer also helps find seats for guests, directs them to the appropriate theater and counts ballots after films. Important: At Enzian Theater, Team Theater is also responsible for cleaning up the theater to turn it over for the next show. This involves clearing/wiping tables and distributing menus (gloves are always provided.)Team Event (Venue: Enzian Theater, special event locations)
Main duties are the SET-UP and BREAKDOWN of special events/parties. Requires the ability to work well in large crowds, assertiveness as necessary while being calm and friendly. You must be able/willing to offer heavy lifting assistance as these duties involve such tasks as moving tables, carrying cases of wine, setting up tents, etc. While this isn't the most glamorous of the volunteer shifts- it is no less important as help with events is extremely valuable to us. J If you are able, please consider helping in this capacity.On-Site Runner (Venue: HQ)
Run errands, as needed, between venues. Must be at least 21 years old, with good driving record and own vehicle. Will be reimbursed for mileage. Help in other departments as needed.Driver (Venue: all)
Drivers are responsible for making sure that Film Festival Jurors and/or special guests get to/from their assigned screenings. This involves picking them up from the hotel and transporting them to different venues. Driver is solely responsible for on-time arrival, which includes making sure the jurors/guests are ready on time. Juried films cannot begin without the juror present. Constant communication with House Manager staff regarding arrival times and location is necessary. If you are interested in being a Driver, positions will be offered at Orientation/Sign-Up via a quick interview. Professionalism and dependability is a must.
We are truly grateful for all of the hard work that our volunteers provide during the Festival. To show our appreciation we choose to provide benefits beyond the fun and satisfaction of service. All Florida Film Festival volunteers, in good standing, receive the following: