DC Shorts Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 8–18, 2016

Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

DC Shorts Volunteers are the heart of the festival! They make the festival fun, welcome our filmmakers, assist attendees and have fun doing it! Each year, we rely on the support of volunteers to make the festival a great success! There are opportunities to volunteer during the festival and all year long. As a volunteer you receive free festival t-shirt, earn free movie tickets or festival passes and complimentary tickets to screenings throughout the year. Get involved in the greatest film lover’s party in town!

HOW CAN I HELP?
We need volunteers in the following positions!

BEFORE THE FESTIVAL

Film Reviewers and Script Readers Needed!  Do you like film? Can you articulate your opinion in a few carefully crafted sentences? Do you respect the opinions of others? Do you have the passion to watch and evaluate 30 to 40 movies, or read 10 to 20 scripts? If so, then you will make an incredible reviewer. This year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competitions expect a record number of films and scripts to be entered! In order to process these entries, we require the integrity and dedication of our volunteer screeners and readers. Visit http://festival.dcshorts.com/reviewer/ for more information.

DURING THE FESTIVAL

Box Office / Theater Operations – Sales and distribution of tickets, including collecting cash, running credit cards, and end-of-shift reporting. Will be familiar with venues and films to answer questions from movie-goers. Box Office Volunteers will be trained on Ticketleap, our ticketing software. 

Usher / Theater Operations– Assist in festival theaters collecting tickets and ushering as needed. You will be the face of the festival!

Event Production – Assist with the set-up, execution, and breakdown of events, receptions, and more.

Marketing and Promotions – Put up posters, distribute tickets to hotels, and otherwise help to market the festival leading up to and during the festival. VIP: Work closely with VIP pass holders during the festival to ensure they have an incredible festival experience!

Filmmaker and Patron Hospitality – Provide concierge services for filmmakers and their guests to ensure a superior festival experience.

WHEN ARE OUR EVENTS?
Our tentative schedule is as follows:

DC Laughs / June 23rd & June 24th
DC Shorts Film Festival / September 7th – 17th
Reel to Real / November 3rd, November 10th

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS?

Check back for updated volunteer orientations….

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Please click HERE and register with Shiftboard, our online scheduler. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a welcome e-mail from us (check your bulk/spam/junk folder!) that will include your new password. You may then access your account where we will assign you to your volunteer team and specific shifts, as well as sharing general information about volunteering with DC Shorts.  Please take a moment to download and fill out our volunteer waiver.  You download the waiver HERE.

ARE THERE ANY PERKS IN VOLUNTEERING?

Of course there are!  Volunteers are provided free festival tees, goodies, free movie tickets, access to events, and so much more!

VOLUNTEER PERKS
Volunteering During the Year

1 SHIFT
* Complimentary T-Shirt and Screening Ticket for Fall Festival
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Thank You Party

2 SHIFTS
* Complimentary T-Shirt and Screening Ticket for Fall Festival
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Thank You Party
* Discounts to Affiliated Programming

4 SHIFTS
* Complimentary T-Shirt and Screening Ticket for Fall Festival
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Thank You Party + 1
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Preview Party +1
* Discounts to Affiliated Programming
* Entry to Volunteer Raffles

6 SHIFTS
* Complimentary T-Shirt and Screening Ticket for Fall Festival
* Complimentary Reserved Seating at Program of Your Choice
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Thank You Party + 1
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Preview Party +1
* Complimentary Admission to Real to Reel
* Entry to Volunteer Raffles

8 SHIFTS
* Complimentary T-Shirt and Screening Ticket for Fall Festival
* Complimentary Reserved Seating at Program of Your Choice
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Thank You Party + 1
* Complimentary Admission to Festival Preview Party +1
* Complimentary Admission to Real to Reel
* All Access Pass for FY18 Fall Festival
* Entry to Volunteer Raffles

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