Applications for BIFF 2016 will open on October 31, 2015.  But we may need your help sooner if you have time!  Read below.

Help us plan BIFF 2016!

We currently have volunteer opportunities to work with us as a member of the BIFF 2016 Core Staff and help prepare for this year’s Festival which will be held March 3 – 6. 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

Venue Manager: During the Festival, our team of amazing venue managers are the glue that holds everything together. They are in charge of managing each our film venues, our audience, and our volunteers staff, some of the brightest, fun people in Boulder. They make sure the Festival is running smoothly, communicating with all other groups working the venue, including stage managers, box office managers, building managers, line managers and others. Folks in this position are great communicators and have usually had some level of management experience.

Web Designer: BIFF is looking for a volunteer with great web/graphic design skills to help make our website even more vibrant and interactive. You could help our principal designer and web team constantly improve our most important communication tool.  Familiarity with WordPress is handy here.

Program Distribution 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 oversee a large group volunteers that distribute our program books along the Front Range.

Social Media and/or Digital Journalists: Help BIFF design and implement our efforts on the internet.  Whether it’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or the BIFF Blog itself, there is enough to cover to keep everyone busy!  You’d be “on assignment covering BIFF” so writing samples are a must for these positions.

Community Marketing Committee: Volunteers on this committee are some of the most savvy marketers in Boulder!  Join this group of industry professionals and help devise and execute communication plans for one of the best film programs in the country.

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.

Production Coordinator:  Staging a city-wide Festival can be a lot of fun but to keep it that way, it requires a lot of thoughtful planning.  If you have some experience planning events, or would like to learn more about it, let us know, we have a great team you can be a part of for BIFF 2016.

Technical Producer: BIFF is looking for a volunteer with great skills in technical theater (installing lighting and sound systems) to help produce a popular event during the Festival.

Information Booth Coordinator: The Information Booth and roving staff is the focal point for answering questions about films and events during BIFF 2016.  The info booth coordinator is a member of the BIFF 2016 Customer Experience team.  The person in this position also helps organize, schedule, and train volunteers and concierge staff for BIFF 2016.

People’s Choice Award Coordinator: Audiences at BIFF are among the most passionate in the country.  Every year we poll them to help us award our People’s Choice Award.  We’re in need of help leading that group this year. The People’s Choice Award coordinator is a member of the BIFF 2016 Customer Experience team.  The person in this position also helps organize, schedule, and train volunteers for to help with this process for BIFF 2016.

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