Cinema/Chicago News

Call for Volunteers!

Published: August 28, 2019  |  Filed under: Festival News

Want to join our superstar team? If you are 18 years of age or older, we want you to join the volunteer team at the Chicago International Film Festival, where you can be part of the oldest competitive film festival in North America, which is dedicated to serving Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema.

We have opportunities ranging from merchandise to theater operations to hospitality. There is something for every skill-set! Our brilliant and committed volunteer teams are the core of what makes the work of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival possible year, after year.

If you are a returning volunteer, please log into Shiftboard for updates!

Ready to join? Sign up here! 

Questions? Contact the volunteer team at


Volunteer Testimonials: 

“Volunteering for the Chicago International Film Festival gave me an incredible opportunity to meet passionate film enthusiasts, watch films from all over the globe, and meet the people who created them.  It was such a fun experience that I knew I had to come back to see what was in store for me next year!” -Andee Call, Volunteer 2018

“By volunteering for the Festival, I got to know people from different cultures and make new friends. The reason I am keep coming back is to help you guys make each festival even better than the last.” – Hawking Li, Recurring Volunteer

“It’s always fun to be in an environment with people who are all very passionate about cinema. Each year, I’m delighted to be in the presence of great talents, and I always walk away with some knowledgeable tidbits from the variety of panels that you could only get from a film festival.” – Kyle Hinton, Recurring Volunteer

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