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Philadelphia Film Society

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 35 people are interested

Get psyched - WE’RE BACK!

The Philadelphia Film Festival is just 3 months away!

Every October , the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival - our marquee event. At the center of the Film Society’s mission, the Philadelphia Film Festival brings the best in independent and international film to audiences in Philadelphia. PFF gathers filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinephiles from around the world for 11-days, celebrating film as an artform that can not only entertain, but also inspire, educate, and create community.

2020 was a peculiar year to say the least, but the Film Society’s dedication to bringing diverse and acclaimed titles to Philadelphia audiences never wavered, as PFS pivoted to virtual programming, presenting to our patrons a new way of film screening that kept everyone safe at home (or in their cars!). This October, we are very excited to be returning to our in-person format, just in time to celebrate an important milestone: 30 years of proudly presenting our film community with a veritable smörgåsbord of cinematic delicacies - running the gamut from awards contenders and indie darlings to thought-provoking documentaries and cult favorites, all before they’ve hit theaters!

Here’s the catch: without our amazing volunteers, none of this is possible! From checking badges and scanning tickets, to counting ballots and greeting guests, festival volunteers are a necessity. They are the key to our events running smoothly. Every year, PFF attracts hundreds of volunteers who leave our theaters and events with new friendships and fond memories that last for years to come. Whether you sign up because you’re a film buff or because you’re looking for a way to help out in the community, volunteering for PFF is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and experience acclaimed cinema all at once-and we’d love to have you as a part of our team!

The Philadelphia Film Festival has a range of volunteer positions available, including Venue Operations (Ushers & Greeters), Membership, and Special Events. After each shift, volunteers receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a movie ticket during the film festival or throughout the year at a PFS First Run screening. PLUS, volunteers who work 6+ shifts get a FREE Gaffer Level Membership for the Festival experience all year long! Venue managers may also sign off on student volunteer logs for school requirements, when applicable. Other recently added Volunteer perks include special promo codes for free tickets to select films during the Festival, as well as a Volunteer Thank-You event following the end of the Festival!

***Once signed up, you'll be added to the list to receive more information. We WILL NOT be having in-person training this year, and instead will provide all volunteers with training materials to be reviewed in advance of their time volunteering.***

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us at .

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About Philadelphia Film Society


1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

Philadelphia Film Society creates opportunities for diverse communities to experience film through initiatives that inspire, educate, challenge and entertain.


Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is a 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit arts organization that creates opportunities for diverse communities to experience film through initiatives that inspire, educate, challenge, and entertain. PFS is the region’s foremost resource for film presentation and education, and is committed to presenting film as a transformative and powerful medium for artistic expression and a catalyst for strengthening community. As the producer of the Philadelphia Film Festival and creative force behind the Philadelphia Film Center and PFS Roxy Theaters, PFS raises awareness of film as an important art form in Philadelphia, and serves as a vital piece of the city’s arts and culture community.

Check out our opportunities for the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival (October 23- November 2)

Arts & Culture


Thu Oct 21, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021


Multiple locations Philadelphia, PA 19102




  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • As few as one shift, or as many shifts as you want!

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