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Volunteer at TFF

The Tacoma Film Festival simply can not operate and flourish without the support of our volunteers. The Tacoma Film Festival is the biggest film party in town, and with over 2,500 movie-goers in 2016 attending films and parties, and around 100 filmmakers attending, our staff of 10 people needs the support, energy, and time of some very special volunteers. Anyone can volunteer, from students to Grand Cinema members, from Tacoma natives to those new to the area! Besides the great benefit of meeting new people that share your love of film, you will gain a greater sense of community and connection to current works of quality film and the filmmakers that create them. Join us next October in celebrating independent film and providing an unforgettable experience for our filmmakers and audiences alike. See specific volunteer positions and benefits below.


VIP/Sponsor/Filmmaker Check In

•    Check in filmmakers, industry members and pass holders; hand out swag bags to appropriate guests
•    Greet advance-ticket holders and check them off will call list
•    Direct guests and film-goers to appropriate film and event venues and theaters
•    Provide superior customer service and promote TFF!
•    Sell TFF merchandise

grand venue assistant

•    Assist on-site staff members
•    Crowd control
•    Handing out ballots
•    Taking tickets
•    Usher and assist festival patrons
•    Answer questions
•    Assure that films are playing correctly
•    Post-film theater clean up
•    Includes viewing TFF films when there is downtime!

off-site venue assistant

•    Assist staff members at off-site venues (i.e. UWT & Blue Mouse)
•    Taking tickets
•    Handing out ballots
•    Ticket and merchandise sales
•    Usher and assist festival patrons
•    Answer questions
•    Assure that films are playing correctly
•    Post-film theater clean up
•    Includes viewing TFF films when there is downtime!

filmmaker/guest lounge attendant

•    For weekend shifts, you must have MAST alcohol serving permit, as beer and cider will be available complimentary to filmmaker guests at those times
•    Create a friendly atmosphere for guests to relax and visit with other filmmakers
•    Provide a great impression of Tacoma, The Grand Cinema, and Tacoma Film Festival
•    Answer any questions, provide restaurant/bar recommendations, Tacoma points of interest, etc.

Program/Poster Distribution

•    Distribute TFF programs and/or posters in your neighborhood. It can be as simple as taking a couple bundles of programs or a few posters around to your favorite coffee shops!
•    Help get the word out about TFF

volunteering Requirements and Perks

•    Those who have signed up for two or more shifts will receive a free TFF t-shirt that must be picked up at orientation. It is suggested that you wear these during your shifts TFF shifts, however, it is not required
•    For each shift worked, you will receive a gold Courtesy Pass, good for any TFF or Grand Cinema film (excludes special events)

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