By volunteering for the
Central Standard Film Festival, you will embark on an exciting,
unique and rewarding experience. CSFF volunteers comprise an
important group, looking to further awareness of regional independent
film—not a bad way to spend some time.
Volunteers are an essential component
of the festival—its success hinges on their contributions.
There are multiple capacities in which to serve, including filmmaker
relations, box office, theater management, publicity, special
events and trailer production. Of course, there are many different
jobs within these categories. Volunteers also contribute to improving
future festivals by reporting feedback and accolades from festival
There are certain expectations
CSFF has for its staff of volunteers. Aside from the motion pictures
screened, volunteers are the most visible element of the festival.
The ambition and scope of CSFF is competitive with some of the
largest film festivals in the country. Volunteers need to project
an image that reflects this. Therefore, volunteer professionalism,
dedication, attention to the patrons of the festival and operations
in general are essential to making the festival run like a well
oiled machine; only then will CSFF look like the first-rate festival
Here’s what is expected:
Volunteers should arrive to their shift
Volunteers should dress appropriately and be ready to work.
Volunteers should treat everyone with respect, kindness and courtesy.
Volunteers should plan on working hard and pitching in where needed.
Volunteers should be familiar with the festival book, programming and events.
Volunteers should be ready to have a good time.
Indeed, volunteering for the CSFF has its perks. Even
though valuable time is donated, volunteers will be rewarded
for their contributions. Depending on the hours worked, volunteers
have an opportunity to gain the following:
•Good for any four
screenings (does not provide access to opening and
closing night films)
•Good for access
to opening and closing night parties
•Good for 2 for
1 daily brew coffees at University Avenue and Freight
House Dunn Bros. coffee shop locations during the
•Good for all
screenings including opening and closing night
•Good for opening
and closing night parties
•Good for all
•Good for 2
for 1 daily brew coffees at University Avenue
and Freight House Dunn Bros. coffee shop locations
during the festival
| 2 All-Access Passes
Passes, plus 50% off IFP Membership fee ($42.50 after discount)