Volunteer For BIFF 2017

If you’re interested in helping with BIFF 2017 there are two ways you can get involved. If you have some time right now, you can become a member of our Festival Staff and start helping right away. (Take a look below for current opportunities).  The second way is to volunteer for a shift or two at the Festival itself, March 2 – 5, 2017, as a part of our Festival Crew.

To register for either of these, please press the Shiftboard button below and create an account or log in to the account you already have if you’ve worked a previous BIFF.



Current Festival Staff Opportunities

Starting now we have volunteer opportunities to work with us as a member of the BIFF 2017 Festival Staff.  If you have some time between now and March, please take a look at the list of volunteer staff positions below. If you’re interested and think you may be qualified for one of these positions, please contact our volunteer team at volunteer@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.

Technical Producer

BIFF is looking for someone with a general technical background to help with a couple of projects during the Festival.  We’re going to have HD monitors running in various locations around the festival, Wi-Fi setups in a few locations and theatrical lighting installations.  This person would help make the plan and lead the team of volunteers responsible for installing and maintaining the BIFF technical infrastructure during the Festival.

Call 2 Action Talk Back Producer 

BIFF is looking for someone to produce the Call 2 Action department of the festival. The job would entail identifying nonprofit organizations regarding film topics and specific areas of interest, while recruiting and training volunteers to assist with the program. This person would work with Call 2 Action groups on marketing films to their constituencies. They would also compile all C2A info for the BIFF program and website. And be prepared to attend offsite meetings with the committee to discuss regular updates.

If any of these volunteer opportunities tickle your fancy, please contact our volunteer team at volunteer@biff1.com.


Thank you!