Registration: Boulder International Film Festival

It is a unique year to be producing the Boulder Film Festival and we really appreciate your willingness to volunteer. We want to assure you that we are working diligently to navigate and respond to the safety of all who volunteer for and attend the festival during this time. we will follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, Colorado and Boulder County Department of Health at all times, both before and during the festival. That said, your comfort is our priority, if you have ideas or feedback around health and safety, we want to hear from you. Do not hesitate to reach out and please share your thoughts in the comments section of the registration form. Thank you for your interest in BIFF 2021!

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After entering your information, please press the Submit Button at the end of this page.


By submitting a request to participate as a volunteer with the Boulder International Film Festival, you agree to the following:

  • The information that you provide in this application is correct.
  • Completing this application does not guarantee you a volunteer position with the Festival.
  • Volunteers receive no monetary compensation for their donation of time for the activities performed before, during, or after the Festival.
  • The Festival does not provide medical or other coverage for volunteers before, during or after BIFF in cases of injury or illness.
  • Your picture may be used in BIFF media collateral.
  • Volunteers are expected to participate in one of two scheduled virtual volunteer orientation sessions. Those who will be volunteering at venues, handling cash/credit transactions, or performing specialized functions may be required to attend additional virtual or in-person training sessions.
  • Volunteers are expected to provide at least 8 hours of service during the Festival.

* required field

* *Mandatory* - Yes, I would like to be part of BIFF 2021!
 Yes  No
* Year of Birth
* Specify your T-Shirt size
Have you volunteered for past BIFF seasons?
 Yes  No
If YES, please mark the year(s)
If YES, please describe your role(s)
* Can you help with preparations before the festival?
 Yes  No
Please describe your availability before or during the festival
Are you interested in volunteering in a Staff role, with increased responsibilities before and/or during the Festival?
 Yes  No
Under 16 - provide your parent's name/email and your school name
* Do you have a smartphone that you can use during the festival?
 Yes  No
Are you a CU student?
 Yes  No
Are you TIPS Certified (for serving/bartending)?
 Yes  No
What is your current profession?
Do you work for a business that has a matching donation/volunteer program?
 Yes  No
Computer skills/experience
Basic Office Software
Video Editing Software
Graphic Design Software
Network Administration
Web Design
Mobile Applications
File Maker Pro
Professional skills/experience
Catering/Event Planning
Catering/Event Support
Set Construction/Strike
Technical Scripting
Sound/Film Projection
Professional Writing
Production Management
Retail/Cash Handling
Additional Skills
Available to drive/courier materials
Can lift/carry weight of 25 lbs
Fluent in language(s) other than English
If fluent in foreign language(s) - please list

Mark your interest in any of the following volunteer teams/functions where experience is appreciated, but NOT REQUIRED:
Assistant Stage Manager
Box Office - Cashier
BIFF Front Office
Call 2 Action
Events - Setup/Strike_Greeters_Bussers
Festival Tent (Info Booth)
Merchandise Sales
Production Assistant
Program Distribution
Setup/Strike Crew
Sustainability - Green Team
Venues - Usher/Lines
XR Experience (VR/AR)
Are there any conditions by which you would not want to volunteer at BIFF?
Wouldn't want to volunteer indoors
I Don't want to work at parties
Other or Comments related to other volunteer requests or parameters
Other or Comments
* I agree in my time as a Boulder Film Festival volunteer to adhere to all COVID health and safety guidelines set forth by the festival including but not limited to: Wearing a mask, Keeping social distance, Not attending the festival if sick or if I have been in contact with someone who is sick
Mark your interest in any of the following specialized teams/functions - EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS are REQUIRED, requests will be vetted
Box Office - Manager
Community Marketing
Digital/Social Media
Events - Bartender (TIPS certified)
Line Manager
Events - Producer/Coordinator
Marketing - Sponsor Support
Production Management
Security (Events or Venues)
Stage Manager
Technical Production - Film/Sound Projection
Tech Scripts/Daily Prod Schedule
Tech Wizards
Venue Manager
Volunteer Support - Helpdesk/Training/Management
WordPress Content Coordinator
Workshops and Panels - Coordinator
Youth Pavilion - Adult Coordinator
Youth Pavilion - Youth Participant
* I, “volunteer”, agree to not hold BIFF liable should I contract COVID-19 or other infectious diseases while working as a volunteer. I understand volunteering can involve risk of exposure to other people who may have infectious diseases and I accept that risk. I will hold BIFF harmless from any loss or liability I may suffer from any infectious disease contracted while working as a volunteer.

Demographic Information
Please specify your age category (requested for grant applications)
What is your gender? (requested for grant applications)
Please specify your race/ethnicity (requested for grant applications)
Why do you want to volunteer for BIFF?
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone
Emergency Notes/Relationship, Instructions, etc.
Please be on the lookout for a confirmation email. You should receive it once your registration is processed (if you don't, check your spam folder!) Click the link in the email to set your password. Thanks for volunteering for BIFF!

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