Why We Need Volunteers Like You

Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso Hollywood have been expanding its schedule during regular daily operations not only by adding more movies, but with special events as well that are related to the films being presented to our membership group and the general public.

This increase in events and special features, many of which are free to members only, or members and the public, requires sufficient volunteers on hand to handle ticket processing, Will Call table, ushering, bartending, food services and some occasional light duty office tasks.

With quite a few events ongoing, we are always in need of volunteers all year long. For volunteer opportunities please contact Janet Schwartz, janet@fliff.com

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Marketing volunteers

Street Team – goes around town distributing fliers, putting up posters, collecting business names who are receptive to doing such things, creating digital fliers (but this could also be inclusive of our design team, so you may sign up for both)

Office administration volunteers

Helping to file or enter data into spreadsheets, answering phones with questions about box office or upcoming events, especially the film festival, making badges for sponsors or parties, filling goodie bags

Sales / Solicitation Volunteers

Always in need of community partnerships and we often host online auctions throughout the year. We are looking for donations and need people who are not afraid to solicit, who have phone etiquette and can follow through with picking up donations, etc.

Guest Services / Liaison Volunteers

This is inclusive of handling our guests during the film festival and year round when the cinema hosts guests who are representing their films. May include picking up from the airport or hotel and getting them to the cinema or helping to coordinate the itinerary, coordinating with PR with press schedules, hosting the filmmaker lounge which is open every day and into the night of the festival.

Community Outreach Volunteers

Partnerships are vital to our non profit arts organization. It’s an incentive to build our audience when we are partnering with other organizations’ audiences. This includes reaching out into the community to see who is receptive, taking contact information for a follow up with a staff representative.

Transportation Volunteers

Valid for those 26 and above with a clean driving record. We have a fleet of vehicles we use for the festival. There are very strict schedules associated with drivers schedules however, it can be very fun. This is a position that requires promptness and nothing less. Pick up from airport to hotel, hotel to theaters, waiting for Q&A at theaters and transporting to next destination.

Design Specialists

We have a website, social media platforms, e-blasts etc that are put out strategically. Weekly Newsletter, weekly movie blast, come festival time, every day.

Film Students / Interns

If you’ve studied film are a current student and are looking for experience to put on your resume, we’ve got a plethora of positions. Inquire at the end of the meeting and we can customize the experience to your skill set. Click Here to learn more about Interning with us.

GUEST SERVICES ASSISTANT

The Guest Services Assistant is a volunteer position responsible for assisting filmmakers in checking in at the Filmmaker Lounge during the Festival, resolving guest issues and makes sure that all filmmakers and VIP understand their daily schedules. Guest Relations will need to have an intimate knowledge of all the locations of screening venues as well as the schedule of events. Candidates should be extremely personable, have quick problem solving ability and work well in team and individual environments.

MAINTENANCE

This crew of volunteers maintains a clean and beautiful festival. Responsibilities include emptying receptacles at venues 2x/day and disposing of garbage and maintaining a clean disposal area. Maintenance department also works clean-up after films to ensure smooth flow of traffic after each screening.

PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT(S)

The programming assistants will help the Director of Programming screen films after submissions open and communicate directly with Programming Department. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite a plus.

PRESS ASSISTANTS

Press Assistants will work under the guidance of both the Press Director and Deputy Director, writing press releases and social media updates as necessary. Assistants will also be asked to be heavily involved in viral marketing campaigns. This is a perfect opportunity for new graduates in a public relations or media field.

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

Volunteer Team should be able to assist with the build out of all venues used during the festival (pipe, drape, chairs, stages, carpet, step & repeats, banners, etc. and work with the event/art department to dress and maintain venues and on event site design.

TECHNICAL

A couple positions are needed to work with Technical Director to install and run audio and video equipment. The Technical Director also needs a technical assistant to schedule the crew and ensure that the correct equipment is in place.

TRANSPORTATION

The Transportation Department is part of Guest Services. It handles the coordination of deliveries, pre-and post-festival pickups, the maintenance of a clean festival fleet and pick ups of VIP & Festival guests. These people strictly follow driving rules & regulations and are timely.

VENUE MANAGEMENT

FLIFF needs managers and assistants for each venue to deal with tickets, (there are three active venues) load the house and handle timing of announcements with moderators, manage daily sales team and inventory, venue maintenance coordination, etc. Must be resourceful, able to think on your feet and respond well to stressful situations. Some event organization experience is a plus.

Email volunteers@fliff.com if you are interested in any of these positions.

VOLUNTEER PERKS

Volunteers enjoy terrific benefits, including participation in our fun- filled activities, meeting celebrities and seeing outstanding films year round and during the Film Festival.  You can expect to work short shifts (usually not more than four hours) but you may opt to stay all day if you’ve got the time!.  Count on getting a “behind-the-scenes” view of festivals and the movie business in general.  You will meet many new people in and out of the film industry and, most of all, you will be in a work environment that is both exhilarating and entertaining.

  • Volunteer handbook
  • Badge
  • Movies at no additional charge
  • Free Popcorn & Bottled Water
  • And additional perks

Additionally:

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale & Cinema Paradiso Hollywood, will be celebrating its 32nd Anniversary this year and we would like you to be part of the fun and excitement.
FESTIVAL DATE: November 3-19, 2017.

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