Volunteer registration is now closed for 2022

Without our team of super talented, passionate, and dedicated volunteers, CIFF simply couldn't get off the ground! We are very thankful to have worked with so many fantastic film fans over the years. 

Volunteer Vaccination Policy

As of June 29, 2022 CIFF personnel who are coming into the office or onto the festival site (including employees, core contractors, preferred vendors, volunteers and board of directors) will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter CIFF festival sites

CIFF will continue to monitor the COVID landscape, and this policy is subject to change at CIFF's sole discretion.

Year-Round Opportunities

Interested in supporting CIFF outside the festival dates? We're currently looking for on-going volunteers to help at our Bingo fundraisers! Come work with Bingo Barry and his wonderful team all while putting some extra hours towards your volunteer perks. Email volunteer@ciffcalgary.ca for more details.

CIFF 2022 Festival Volunteer Roles

Our 23rd Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) takes place September 22 - October 2, 2022. This year will offer 11 days of screenings that showcase and celebrate 180+ feature and short films, with stand-out stories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the cinema or through at-home streaming.

There are 2 primary crews for the 2022 festival, though there will be volunteer opportunities outside of these two crews doing more specialized work. 

Venue Crew

Venue Crew Volunteers are right in the middle of the action! This is our biggest and busiest crew, with dozens of volunteers cycling through it during the festival. From greeting patrons and scanning tickets to tidying cinemas and directing guests, venue volunteers do everything a festival venue requires day to day and so much more.

Screen Leads

Screen leads take over where venue crew hand off, at the cinema doors. Screen leads are an elite crew who are scheduled based on the film schedule, and are in charge of ensuring timely film starts, communicating with projection and reporting concerns to the venue coordinators, as well as watching the films to identify any visual or audio anomalies and tidying the cinema in between screenings. Please note this crew requires additional training beyond orientation. 

Outside of our primary crews, we have volunteer opportunites including pre-festival office support, crew leads, special event volunteering, tech crew and others! If you're interested in volunteering in one of those roles, please indicate that on your registration form, and we'll reach out with further details as plans are confirmed.

Volunteer Perks

Volunteers who volunteer during the festival must complete a minimum of 16 hours from September 1-October 14. Those completing more hours may be eligible for additional perks in the form of General Admission vouchers.

All volunteers completing the minimum number of hours receive a Volunteer Badge which grants access to all virtual screenings, and rush access to in person screenings (subject to capacity). 





Email Tiffany at volunteer@ciffcalgary.ca

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