Volunteer For BIFF

Applications for volunteering at BIFF 2016 are OPEN!

Just click on the Shiftboard link to the right and sign up to help us host the best party about film in Boulder!

Help us make BIFF 2016 the best!

We also need help in a few very specialized areas.  Please take a look at the list of volunteer positions below. If you see something you are interested in and think you may be qualified for, please contact BIFF Executive Producer, Kevin Smith at kevin@biff1.com.

Stage Managers:  BIFF is seeking experienced stage managers to help us keep our film programs informative, efficient and running on schedule.  This is a volunteer position that requires a good deal of technical expertise, theatrical or production experience, and great people skills.  You’ll be leading a team that includes video projection, sound, lighting, and communicating directly with BIFF moderators and guests.

Sustainability:  The Sustainability Coordinators for BIFF are once again looking for sustainability volunteers.  BIFF’s sustainability goal is to make the 5 day festival zero waste, which means we would like to divert 85% or more of the waste generated at all BIFF venues. We will have zero waste stations at many of the venues and are looking for volunteers to stand by each waste station to help educate the public about how to properly divert their waste.

Program Distribution Co-Manager:  The BIFF program book is the most comprehensive guide to the Festival available.  It’s also the principal signal to the community that the Festival is Coming Soon!  The person in this position will help oversee a large group volunteers that distribute our program books along the Front Range.

Volunteer Committee: Help us devise and execute programs for the over 400 members of the Boulder community that volunteer to work the Festival every year.  This committee is responsible for initiating and coordinating our many efforts on behalf our amazing volunteers in the Boulder community.  This will also involve helping folks register using our online system, so a certain comfort level with web databases will be helpful.

Line Concierge:  At BIFF we’re all about making sure that people are having a good time.  That job starts with all the wonderful folks who line up to see our films.  Keeping everyone comfortable, well informed, and up to date on everything there is to do at BIFF is top priority.  We also like to keep them entertained!  In past years, we’ve run trivia contests, shown movie trailers, handed out samples, and even had street performers doing scenes from Shakespeare (really!).  The volunteers who handle our lines keep everyone happy and everything moving.

If any of these volunteer activities tickle your fancy, please contact Kevin at kevin@biff1.com.