Volunteer at the Philadelphia Film Festival



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Short-Term (few weeks/months)


1412 Chestnut Street
United States


Get psyched! The Philadelphia Film Festival is only a few months away! Each October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival, which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for 11 exceptional days. The Philadelphia Film Festival offers a veritable smörgåsbord of cinematic delicacies, from Q&As with filmmakers and celebrity guests to special events in the festival’s lounge. And then of course there are the films, which run the gamut from awards contenders and indie darlings like Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to thought-provoking documentaries and cult favorites like Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me and The Square — all before they’ve hit theaters!

Here’s the catch: without our amazing volunteers, none of this is possible! From checking badges and scanning tickets, to counting ballots and greeting guests, festival volunteers are a necessity. They are the key to our events running smoothly. Every year, PFF attracts hundreds of volunteers who leave our theaters and events with new friendships and fond memories that last for years to come. Whether you sign up because you’re a film buff or because you’re looking for a new way to help out in the community, volunteering for PFF is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and experience acclaimed cinema all at once—and we’d love to have you as a part of our team!

The Philadelphia Film Festival has a range of volunteer positions available, including Venue Operations (Ushers & Greeters), Membership, and Special Events. After each shift, volunteers receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a movie ticket during the film festival or throughout the year at a PFS First Run screening. PLUS, volunteers who work 6+ shifts get a FREE Gaffer Level Membership for the Festival experience all year long! Venue managers may also sign off on student volunteer logs for school requirements, when applicable.


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How To Apply


Be a part of PFF27 - Click here to sign up to volunteer! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact volunteer@filmadelphia.org.