Registration: Sundance Institute Volunteers SFF Utah 2021 (January 28 - February 3, 2021)

Hello! Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival! By completing this application, you are agreeing to be flexible, communicative, and patient with the Volunteer Resources Department throughout the process, understanding that Festival details are still being finalized and everything is subject to change. At this time we are no longer accepting applications for live/in-person volunteer opportunities. If you select a live option for your volunteer type, your application will be automatically routed to digital.

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APPLICANT INFORMATION: Please provide your legal name as it appears on a valid identification.

U.S. County
Have you previously volunteered for the Sundance Institute (This includes: previous festivals, NEXT Fest, London, Hong Kong, Labs and internships)?
 Yes  No
If yes, list the last year you participated, in what program and in what role you participated
How did you hear about volunteering for Sundance?
* Have you volunteered for a film festival/large-scale event before?
 Yes  No
If yes, in what role and at what festival/event?
* What is your gender expression?
* Do you identify as Transgender?
* Birthdate

We require that all of our volunteers are at least 18 years old.

Can you confirm you are 18+?
What is your current occupation?
* Are you involved in the Film Industry in any capacity?
 Yes  No
If yes, please explain how you are affiliated with the film industry:
Are you currently a student enrolled at a university or college?
 Yes  No
If yes, what school do you currently attend?
What are you studying?
* Why are you interested in volunteering for the Sundance institute? (If you are alumni, what is it that keeps you coming back)?


* Please select the program for which you are applying

(Keep in mind, volunteer requirements, scheduling, and benefits are very different. Read more below. We only allow you to apply for one volunteer-type as the options are very different, but we will give you the option to be considered for other volunteer types later in the application.)


Full Time Volunteer: Requirements


Everyday Volunteer (Fixed Schedule)


- Work a pre-assigned schedule

- On average, 7-8 hour shifts

- Work every day of the Festival

- Additional training days required


Sign Up Volunteer: Requirements


24+ Hours Volunteer (Flexible Schedule)

-Choose your shifts, sign up for shifts totaling a minimum of 24 hours
-On average, 7-8 hour shifts
-1-2 training sessions recommended 


If you are planning to travel and lodge in the surrounding cities for the Festival, we first ask that you evaluate participating in a digital capacity or local areas. We are evaluating if we are able to provide Festival lodging, but it is unlikely at this time and volunteers will not be placed until they secure their own Festival lodging.
Volunteers that find their own lodging are encouraged to find housing with flexible cancellation options in the event that conditions do not allow for robust in-person activities. Please email with any lodging updates.


Sign-Up volunteers and Utah residents *are not* eligible for Festival provided lodging. 

* Are you a resident of Utah staying in your own home?
 Yes  No
* Do you have secured lodging in or around the Park City area?
 Yes  No
Lodging Address: Ex. ABC Hotel, 825 Thayne Ave, Park City
Dates of Lodging: ex. 8/5/2016 to 8/10/2016

* Please choose one of the following:

* Please select the city in which you would be most interested in working (Park City and Salt Lake City house the majority of volunteer opportunities)
Please select the departments for which you would be interested in volunteering:
Refer to: To read more about the departments prior to selecting, please click here.
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Corporate Relations
Creative Services (Content Production)
Artist Relations
Guest Relations
Information Services
Technology Services (IT)
Theatre Box Office
Theatre Operations
Volunteer FLEX
Willing to do any role in Utah (inside or outside)!
Out of Utah Support
Digital Support
* Are you interested in being considered for a Management Volunteer Position? These positions are full-time and limited in number, but applying for them will not cancel out your eligibility for a general volunteer position
 Yes  No

If you selected YES, please fill out the following:

Which department are you interested in having a management position in?
Have you managed people in an event or festival-like environment in the past?
 Yes  No
Please explain the event/position you held as a manager. Be sure to include your responsibilities and how many people you managed:


Please indicate your level of skill/experience/expertise for each item below:

* Highly Organized
* Interacting with public in professional settings
* Detail Oriented
* Public Speaking
* Ability to Handle High Pressure Situations

* Independent Worker
* Team Player
* Can Stand for Long Periods of Time
* Impervious to Cold
* Event Operations Experience
* Customer Service
* Film Festival Experience

* Ticketing Systems
* Cash Handling
* Comfort Level with Technology
Do you have any other skills or knowledge of software programs that may be useful as a digital volunteer? If so, please specify.
* Are you willing to do physical labor as part of volunteering?
 Yes  No
* Are you willing to drive as part of volunteering?
 Yes  No
What foreign languages do you speak and write fluently?
Anything else we should know?

* Emergency Contact
* Emergency Contact Relationship
* Emergency Phone

In an effort to better understand and serve our constituents, we are asking all applicants to complete the following question regarding ethnicity. The answers you provide do not in any way influence your candidacy. Results will not be sold to unaffiliated third parties.

What is the highest grade/level/school that you have completed?
What is your race and/or ethnic origin?

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We appreciate your time and interest. Upon submission, you will receive an email confirming we have received your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact us at 435-776-7870


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