Volunteering at a film festival offers many opportunities to network with filmmakers, attend free screenings and participate in educational panels and workshops. This article lists over 25 film festivals and conferences with volunteer opportunities open to the public.
September 13 – 15, 2018
Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (Atlanta DocuFest) brings you the best in independent documentary film and video from across the globe, and showcases meaningful life stories which educate and entertain audiences of every demographic. Atlanta DocuFest is held during the Atlanta Film Series which is a five-part showcase of independent film hosted at The Synchronicity Theatre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Anime Weekend Atlanta
September 20 – 23, 2018
Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) celebrates Japanese anime (animation), manga (comics) and cosplay (costume-play) annually in September. AWA is the largest fan run anime convention in the Southeast and among the largest in North America! Apply online to join the AWA Volunteer Crew.
Out On Film
September 27 – October 7, 2018
Out On Film is one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the United States and the visiting filmmaker series is one of the most respected in the industry. Out on Film was created in 1987 to inform, entertain, educate and enrich the regional LGBT community by recognizing the creative work of these artists and professionals, many with local connections. Apply online to join a volunteer committee.
Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival
September 28 – October 7, 2018
Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival (ASCIFFF), presented by IMAX, HBO, Google Fiber and GA Tech, features special screenings, sci-fi film shorts, visual art and live music. With the support of their partners and sponsors, this boutique style festival is FREE with registration. For more information about volunteer opportunities, email email@example.com
Kingdomwood International Film Festival
October 4 – 7, 2018
Kingdomwood International Film Festival (KIFF) provides a forum for independent filmmakers to screen films that promote and inspire Christian teaching and values. KCFF screens full features, shorts, and documentaries, and offers workshops and symposiums that offer insight and analysis of industry trends in faith-based film-making and production. Apply online to volunteer.
Georgia Latino Film Festival
October 26 – 28, 2018
Georgia Latino Film Festival features Latino films from national and international submissions and provides educational opportunities to develop the next generation of Georgia Latino filmmakers. Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Georgia Latino Film Festival brings together inspiring days filled with premieres, classes, panels, exclusive parties and awards. Apply online to volunteer.