NFFTY 2018 - 12th Annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth



Start Date


End Date


Times of day


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


One-time only


SIFF Cinema Uptown and various Seattle Center venues
511 Queen Anne Avenue North
United States


NFFTY needs lots of volunteers to help before, during, and after the festival to make it a success! Volunteers get some great perks as well, including a one-day pass for every four hours worked. We've got swinging after parties at some of the coolest venues around, and we're expanding the fest this year to be bigger than ever...and we can't make it a success with you!

Founded in 2007 by three [then] teenagers, the non-profit National Film Festival for Talented Youth is the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging filmmakers aged 24 and younger. Based in Seattle, WA, the four-day film festival includes screenings, panels, contests, events, and networking opportunities. The 2018 festival will screen over 260 films over 4 days from Thu Oct 25th - Sun Oct 28th, with over 50% of those directors identifying as female.In addition to film screenings, the festival has added NFFTYX, a 3-day immersive VR/360 event with an interactive gallery, workshops, and creator boot camps geared towards young filmmakers from underserved populations. There is also a Future of Film Fair featuring the film industry’s top brands, production companies, and film schools showcasing their products and services for filmmakers to learn about.

NFFTY 2018 takes place in and around the Seattle Center, our main venues that we need event support at are:

  • SIFF Cinema Uptown
  • Nesholm Family Lecture Hall/McCaw Hall
  • The Vera Project

Duties can include but are not limited to:

  • Ushering
  • Merchandise sales
  • Stage management assistance
  • Photography/videography
  • Party setup/teardown
  • Will call
  • Line management


  • Training Provided


  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please fill out volunteer registration form, we will be in touch with further details!