MVFF Photographers & Videographers


Cause Areas


Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:00 AM - Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM


1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220San Rafael, CA 94901


The California Film Institute is seeking reliable, well-organized photographers and videographers to help document the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, taking place October 6-16, 2016. This position will work closely with Courtney Buffington, Digital Media Manager, Greg Garthe, and Rachel Olson, Volunteer Manager.

As a member of the MVFF39 Volunteer Photo Team, you will be responsible for shooting many aspects of the festival including:

  • On-stage interviews and Q&A's with visiting talent & filmmakers
  • General festival atmosphere
  • Red Carpet Press Lines
  • Special Events and Parties
  • Sponsors and Sponsor product placement

  • Commit to a minimum of 8 shooting assignments (approx. 2 hours per assignment)
  • Must have your own photo/video equipment. MVFF does not provide cameras.
  • Arrive on time for all trainings and shifts / shooting assignments. Please let us know 24 hours in advance if you are unable to shoot an event for which you’ve been scheduled.
  • Photographers: Upload your best 25 images immediately following the event you are shooting; b-roll within 48 hours. Instructions & naming protocol will be provide.
  • Videographers: Upload raw footage immediately following the event you are shooting. (If you have an interest in editing, please let us know).
  • Receive one MVFF voucher for every two events that you cover
  • Personalized Volunteer Badge to allow you access to Filmmaker Lounges to upload images and to theaters/venues while on shift


  • Strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail
  • Possess a positive attitude and professional demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Able to learn quickly and work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

To Apply: Fill out the Volunteer Photographer Interest Form at including a link to your photos online. In addition, all MVFF volunteers must register on Shiftboard, our volunteer scheduling website.

Application deadline: September 5


  • Photography
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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