Montclair Film is a non-profit organization that relies greatly on the generosity of volunteers. We invite you to join us -– help out year-round, during the week of the festival, or BOTH! We will do our best to make the hard work of volunteering fun! Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Volunteer Perks

  • A gorgeous Volunteer T-shirt
  • A voucher for every 3 volunteer shifts worked at a theater during the festival; vouchers can be used for any regular priced screening or conversation
  • A free one-year MFF membership (or renewal, if applicable) for 12 hours of volunteer shifts worked during the festival or 20 hours worked throughout the calendar year
  • Invitations to the Volunteer Appreciation Party and special Volunteer Events

Festival Volunteer Opportunities (in a normal year!)

  • Theater Operations – Set up signage, greet guests, usher guests into the theater, scan tickets at the door, assist with line control inside and outside of the building & assist patrons with questions.
  • Box Office – Assist patrons in buying tickets after receiving training on our ticketing system. Also responsible for printing and distributing will call tickets. This is a great way to have a front-row seat for all the action in the theaters.
  • Merchandise – Take inventory, set up merchandise and manage sales at events, then handle packing up of merchandise at the close of the events.
  • Drivers – Pick up filmmakers and special guests from the airport, NYC, and other locations, as well as transport to/from hotels and venues. Volunteers must be over 25 years old with a valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Event Production/Operations – Set-up and breakdown event props, décor and equipment for MFF events. May require climbing ladders and heavy lifting.
  • Street Teams/Local Business Outreach – Help spread the word to local businesses by passing out catalogs, flyers, and posters. Get to know local business owners!
  • Online Niche Marketing – Promote films online to specific audiences. Identify the audience/interest groups for each event and get them to attend, while urging them to get out the word to others.
  • Photography – Shoot MFF events for photos that appear on our website and in MFF materials. *Professionals preferred*

Download the Volunteer Handbook

To become a Montclair Film volunteer,
click below to complete our online registration form:

For questions, email volunteer@montclairfilm.org.

This program is made possible with support from the American Express Foundation.