Volunteer Sign Ups - 26th Philadelphia Film Festival (Oct 19-29, 2017)
PFF is a local tradition that brings the best of Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto to Philly for 11 days of incredible international and independent film. Now in its 26th year, PFF has established itself as one of the biggest events in Philadelphia-something you can’t miss out on!

The Philadelphia Film Festival offers a veritable smorgasbord of cinematic delicacies, from Q&As with filmmakers and celebrity guests to special events in the festival’s lounge. And then of course there are the films, which run the gamut from awards contenders and indie darlings like La La Land and Moonlight to thought-provoking documentaries and cult favorites like I Am Not Your Negro and Raw — all before they’ve hit theaters! This year, patrons and volunteers alike can look forward to another festival filled with a fantastic variety of screenings, parties, and events. PFF also welcomes filmmakers, industry professionals, and special guests to our city for panels, Q&A’s, and other opportunities to interact with festival attendees.

Just complete the Volunteer Sign Up Form below to be a part of PFF26!

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Zip Code *
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Cell Phone Number *
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E-Mail *
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Emergency Contact Name *
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Emergency Contact Phone Number *
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How did you hear about volunteering for the Philadelphia Film Festival? *
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Have you volunteered for the Philadelphia Film Festival before? *
If 'yes,' please list the year(s) and position:
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Are you volunteering to get volunteer hours or school credit? *
Many of our volunteers receive "Volunteer Hours" at school, work, or as part of a club. If this applies to you, and you will need proof of your hours at the end of the Festival, please choose 'yes' below. If not, choose 'no.'
What position are you interested in volunteering for? *
Choose all that apply
Are you interested in volunteering for Guests Services? *
Responsibilities of Guests Services volunteers are to assist Festival guests, such as actors and directors, in getting around the city. This may include driving from the airport into Philadelphia and back. Guest Services are expected to be completely respectful and decorous. Guest Services volunteers may be asked to work off hours and are required to have a car, driver's license and clean driving record. A further interview may be required.
Are you interested in volunteering for Special Events? *
Special Event volunteers must be 21+ and they may be asked to work off hours.
Please list any relevant skills or experience you may have, including foreign language:
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Please select your T-Shirt size: *
Volunteer Agreement *
This document confirms your agreement to participate as a Volunteer for Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), a nonprofit organization that runs the Philadelphia Film Festival. As you will be a Volunteer at the Festival, and not an employee of PFS, you will not receive any compensation or benefits accorded to employees. In other words, you will not be paid for any volunteer services, nor are you entitled to any health benefits, life insurance, workers’ compensation, or any other benefits usually associated with employment. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding between you and Philadelphia Film Society/Philadelphia Film Festival. Any modifications must be agreed to by PFS and you, and set forth in writing signed by both parties. By submitting this application, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the following: You will attend all mandatory trainings and other events listed as a Volunteer Assignment. You are expected to complete the shifts set forth in your pre-assigned schedule and should not arrive late or leave early. While Volunteers may attend films, panel discussions, and parties that fall outside of the pre-assigned schedule, volunteer assignments have first priority and you should not expect to attend Festival events during your pre-assigned schedule. Similarly, you should not expect to participate in the event for which you are volunteering your services. Volunteers must refrain from self-promotion, or any other conduct that would jeopardize the reputation of Philadelphia Film Society/Philadelphia Film Festival in the community during the Festival. Volunteers must contact the Volunteer Coordinator immediately with any concerns or problems, including but not limited to problems with Festival attendees or PFS employees. In appreciation of your volunteer services, Philadelphia Film Society will provide you with a Volunteer t-shirt and screening vouchers appropriated by the number of shifts that you work. If you fail to comply with the agreements set forth above, you will not be eligible to receive the volunteer appreciation items, your vouchers will be revoked and you may not be allowed to continue to volunteer at the Festival. I understand and agree to the rules set forth above. I understand and agree that my participation is as a volunteer only and that I do not expect to receive compensation or benefits. I also understand and agree that I assume any and all risks that may arise out of my participation as a volunteer for the 26th Philadelphia Film Festival. I therefore release Philadelphia Film Society, 26th Philadelphia Film Festival, their agents and employees from any and all liability that may arise out of or in connection with my participation in the Film Festival, including but not limited to potential claims for any damages, costs, attorneys’ fees or other legal relief of any kind. I further understand and agree to indemnify and hold Philadelphia Film Society, 26th Philadelphia Film Festival, their agents and employees, harmless from any such claims or legal actions arising out of or relating to my participation as a volunteer for the Film Festival.
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