Registration: CIFF Shiftboard

Please register for access to our online scheduling system by completing the following form.

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* Are you 21 years of age or older?
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* Are you familiar with the local area?

Your response will help us decide your volunteer work assignment(s)

* Emergency Contact (Full Name)
* Relationship to Volunteer
* Email Address
* Phone Number

Have you volunteered at CIFF before?
If so, what jobs, events, or venues did you work?

* Do you prefer to be a Volunteer (2 to 8 hours), Volunteer Friend (at least 8 hours), Volunteer Hero (at least 18 hours), or Volunteer Legend (at least 24 hours)?
* Are you available to volunteer before the festival dates in September?
Two weeks before
One week before
I'm only available for the festival weekend
I'm available YEAR-ROUND

* Can you lift 35-50 pounds as necessary in the course of your volunteer duties?
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* Are you willing to drive a CIFF van to transport filmmakers between the Portland airport and their hotels, and locally between hotels and CIFF venues (must be 25 or older)?
 Yes  No
* Do you have cash handling experience?
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Do you have a valid driver's license?
 Yes  No
List audio, video, or other relevant technical experience (if applicable)
List theatrical set building or carpentry experience (if applicable)
List other festival experience, outside of CIFF (if applicable)
List any other relevant work experience, skills or interests
Have you been recruited to work in a specific area?
 Yes  No
If Yes, which one?
If you have been recruited, who recruited you?
Would you be willing to host out-of-town volunteers?
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Please review possible areas for work assignments and indicate your top choices below. Keep in mind that we give preference to volunteers with previous experience and flexible, open availability.  


HUB/BOX OFFICE Runs the nerve center of CIFF which is most attendees' first point of contact with the festival. Includes: answering questions and providing information to attendees and the public; assembling and distributing all purchased and Donors/Sponsors/Staff passes; selling passes and merchandise.  


POINTS NORTH Provides support to CIFF's unique professional development programs. Includes: setup and staffing of workshops, panels, and pitch sessions (set up seating, tables, and other needs, monitor doors, ensure professional atmosphere, break down afterwards). Points North shifts are 4 hours long; volunteers are required to work at least two shifts.  


SPECIAL EVENTS Creates the parties and receptions that help set CIFF apart. Includes: setup and staffing of receptions and parties (set up tables and decor, check passes at the door, make sure receptions run smoothly, break down events afterwards); helping to build art installations for our larger parties; assisting with lighting, projections, sound.

* Your first choice for volunteer work assignment:
* Your second choice for volunteer work assignment:
* Your third choice for volunteer work assignment:

Tell us how you heard about volunteering for CIFF
Newspaper, television or radio
Friend or Colleague
I am a returning CIFF volunteer
Class offered by the University of Maine
CIFF website
I work at the Opera House
Event attendee
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Maine Film Association

STORYFORMS (VIRTUAL REALITY PROGRAMS) Help Facilitate the incredible virtual reality experiences at the Storyforms Barn on Winter Street in Rockland. Assist with checking in guests, crowd control, helping guests put on/take off VR headsets, and providing information about the Storyforms virtual reality projects.


TRANSPORTATION AND GUEST SERVICES Provides transportation and guest services to CIFF filmmakers, delegates, and other guests. Includes: driving CIFF van both locally and between area airports and CIFF (valid license and insurance required); assisting guests with questions as they arrive.


VENUES Staffs CIFF's four screening venues. Includes: checking passes, selling tickets, ensuring orderly admissions process, selling concessions and merchandise, answering any and all CIFF-related questions, keeping spaces tidy and welcoming.


YEAR-ROUND Provides support for our increasing suite of year-round programming, including the Cabin Fever micro film fest (Winter), the Camden/Tribeca Film Institute Retreat (June), the Summer Preview Party (July), and our monthly CIFF Selects screenings at the Camden Opera House.  

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