Every year, the Philadelphia Film Festival draws a group of dedicated and extremely valued volunteers to help sell tickets, run venues, and assist guests. Now, we have a variety of one-time and year-round volunteer opportunities for festivals, outreach and assistance at the newly re-opened PFS Theater at the Roxy. Volunteering for the Philadelphia Film Society gives you the chance to join the ever-growing Philadelphia film community, meet new people, and see amazing films for free.
Current PFS Volunteer Opportunities:
“PFS Spring Event”
The “PFS Spring Event” will take place April 11-13, 2014 at the PFS Theater at the Roxy. This mini-festival will host films currently on the Festival circuit. Positions needed are greeter/usher, box office, and membership table personnel.
The second Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will be June 6-8, 2014 also at the PFS Theater at the Roxy. Like last year, PICFF will bring family friendly films from around the world to Philadelphia. In addition to screenings, PFS will host activities and events for our young patrons. Last year’s inaugural PICFF was very successful and screened such acclaimed films at Zarafa and Kirikou.
PFS Street Team
The PFS Street Team is a new but crucial team of PFS volunteers. The Street Team is responsible for getting the word out about our programs and events. You would have to pick up materials, which may include postcards, flyers, programs, or posters, and distribute them in your chosen neighborhood. It’s a quick and easy way to rack up volunteer hours and free tickets right in your own backyard.
Passport to World Cinema
The PFS/UArts Passport to World Cinema Screenings are monthly screenings of acclaimed international films at the Gershman Y. Past screenings have included the documentaries Stories We Tell, and The Act of Killing, in addition to a variety of other movies from all over the world. Coming up in March, we will be screening Bethlehem from Israel. Volunteers interested in helping out would assist PFS Staff in checking guests in, selling tickets, and answering questions.
The PFS Theater at the Roxy
Volunteering at the PFS Theater at the Roxy would give you a chance to see movies and help out all year long. The PFS Theater at the Roxy is an first-run independent movie theater in the Rittenhouse neighborhood. Volunteers at the theater would assist in directing patrons and answering questions, and are encouraged to engage with guests and discuss the films as theaters empty. Volunteers at the PFS Theater at the Roxy would be able to watch the films playing during their shifts. So far, films at the PFS Theater at the Roxy have included The Wolf of Wall Street, Big Bad Wolves,The Monuments Men, and Frozen.
For all volunteer opportunities, we will also be holding trainings this spring and summer. All training sessions will be held at the PFS Theater at the Roxy.