WELCOME TO AFI FEST 2016 PRESENTED BY AUDI
AFI FEST is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of roles including
theater operations, special events, video production, foreign language
translation, guest services and more. Help us celebrate cinema from
modern masters and emerging filmmakers at this year's festival, November
10–17. Our festival venues include the historic TCL Chinese Theatre –
IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6-plex and Dolby Theater at Hollywood &
Highland, Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt.
Some of our volunteers have many years specialized experience in
professional fields relevant to the departments in which they serve. Some
volunteers have festival experience within the teams they've been
selected. Others just want to see what it's like to be behind-the-scenes of
the festival and what it's like to put one on — from beginning to end.
Here's a list of our volunteer teams:
- Box Office >>
- Theater Team >>
- Utility Team >>
- Volunteer Headquarters >>
Experienced Teams (requires a commitment of at least five shifts over four different days)
- FEST Info >>
- FEST Lounges (must be over 21 years old) >>
- Filmmaker Lounge >>
- Galas – Theater >>
- Galas – Will Call >>
- Media Center >>
- Photography >>
- Sponsorship >>
Specialty Teams (each team requires previous experience in its respective field)
- FEST AV Crew >>
- AFI FEST NOW Bloggers >>
- Galas/Special Screenings – Publicity>>
- Social Media >>
Out of Town Volunteers
- AFI FEST does not provide travel and lodging expenses.
- Those with greater weekday availability will be given priority over those with weekend only availability
- Media Center and Filmmaker Lounge require daytime availability
- Gala Teams require daily availability as early as 4:00 p.m.
- Lounge Team requires evening and late night availability
2016 Volunteer Guidelines
All volunteers are responsible for knowing and following all of the
guidelines in the 2016 Volunteer Guide.
The guidelines change from year to year, so please take a moment to read them thoroughly.
How Do I Volunteer?
RETURNING VOLUNTEERS — You will still need to register on Shiftboard.
Please click the link below to submit your 2016 registration. Once we see
that you've registered for this year, we will re-activate your account and all
of your previous festival history will be just as you left it. You may then
select your shifts and communicate with the AFI FEST Volunteer
Department immediately. For those who are moving to a new team please
RSVP for Orientation.
NEW VOLUNTEERS — Please follow the link below to apply as a
volunteer. Once you successfully complete your registration, Shiftboard will
display a message thanking you for your submission and for your patience
while we process your information. You will be notified via email if your
registration has been accepted. The AFI FEST Volunteer Department will
then assign you to a team based on your interests and experience, as well
as your availability and the festival's overall areas of need. You may then
log onto Shiftboard, RSVP to either orientation and begin scheduling your
AFI FEST is partnered with shiftboard.com for our online registration and
scheduling needs. Through Shiftboard you will be able to:
- Enter or update your profile and contact information.
- Tell us about your skills and strengths.
- Request a volunteer team.
- Schedule your shifts.
- Record your volunteer hours.
- Receive prompt updates and notices.
New volunteers and returning volunteers assigned to a new team are
required to attend one of our mandatory volunteer orientations. Once
approved, volunteers can view orientation dates, times and location, which
are visible in the Shiftboard calendar; volunteers can make their selection
according to availability. Please be sure to sign up for one of the two
Mandatory Volunteer Orientations on either Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or Thursday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. At
orientation you will meet AFI FEST staff, learn more about your specific
roles and meet fellow volunteers.
Volunteering at AFI FEST is an opportunity to put your talents to good use,
learn new skills, make friends and take part in a truly collaborative project
where every individual's best efforts make a real difference.
Please click here to fill out your volunteer registration application.
PARKING DURING AFI FEST
Please arrive early enough to find parking and check in to your shift on
time. Be mindful of where and when you park as parking tickets will be
Hollywood & Highland Center Parking: Enter on Highland Avenue OR Orange Drive. You may purchase discounted parking vouchers from Volunteer HQ for $5 CASH. Please be sure to get your parking vouchers during Volunteer HQ hours – 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Looking forward to making AFI FEST 2016 another success. Thank you!