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Volunteer at the 31st Philadelphia Film Festival!

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ORGANIZATION: Philadelphia Film Society

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

PFF31 Volunteer sign ups are now open!

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.

This October, we are very excited to celebrate 31 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!


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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 Bourse 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.


Arts & Culture
Media & Broadcasting
Arts & Culture, Community, Media & Broadcasting


Thu Oct 20, 2022 - Sun Oct 30, 2022


1412 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102



  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Event Management
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Ushering


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 90 minute Zoom training session, and as few as one volunteer shift, or as many as you want! Shift times vary, but average at 4 hours.

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