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DC Independent Film Festival 2021 Hybrid Edition!

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DC Independent Film Festival

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Greetings! As we very slowly emerge from pandemic status, the DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) is tentatively going to a version in which online and in-person activities link together. We need your help! DCFF has been in existence for 21 years and we are run by a team of volunteers and so you join a group of people working, like you, to just make things work the best they can. This means that we are keen to have people who might stay on for a second year, who like to be creative and offer ideas and who understand that taking initiative is what keeps the arts going.

FOR TEENS: We would like volunteer coordinators for the eight annual DCIFF High School Film Competition March 13-14, online only. Program development, online administration, social media and marketing.

We have the following work available for adults starting from February 20th with a commitment through to April 8th please. This work is virtual although at the end it could be in-person if you live locally. We would talk to you by phone to set you up for this. In exchange you are listed on our website for your work, can attend all and any activities at the festival itself for free and could become actual staff next year.

Outreach and event development around specific documentary films
Editing of video trailers and announces
Creating a 30 second animated trailer
Program development support
Industry panels and seminars development
Create newsletters
Marketing including design
Filmmaker Relations Support

We have the following positions available during the festival itself:
Online Audience Support
Event Moderators
In-person general support

Feel free to get in touch and ask questions about any of these or about skills we have not even thoguht about yet!

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About DC Independent Film Festival


1435 Holly Street NW, Locations of volunteers vary, contact dciff, Washington, DC 20012, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1999, the festival that brings independent film culture to Washington, DC. As a registered 501(c) non-profit organization, the festival's mission is to forward the work o f independent filmmakers through professional development and exhibition.


A celebration of the most innovative, insightful, thought provoking films (feature, shorts, animation and documentaries), shown in March in our nation's capitol.

Arts & Culture
Media & Broadcasting


Tue Mar 30, 2021 - Thu Apr 08, 2021
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Arts Administration
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Networking


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • All on site festival volunteers go through a 2 hour orientation session. Long term volunteers are paired with staff members.
  • If interested in our online festival, please have a computer in good working order. To help out in-person, please be accessible to Washington DC, comfortable with an in-person setup (possibly outside) and follow Covid19 precautions.

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