Registration: Sundance Institute Volunteers SFF Utah 2020 (January 23 - February 2, 2020)
Hello! Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival! Our Volunteer Resources Department offers volunteer positions based on volunteer skills and position availability. These stipulations apply to both New and Alumni volunteers. Before submitting your application with the form below, please review the program details of the upcoming Festival here.First, we need to cover a few main questions to check your eligibility to volunteer:
We require that all of our volunteers are at least 18 years old.
(Keep in mind, volunteer requirements, scheduling, and benefits are very
different. Read more below. We only allow you to apply for one volunteer
option as the options are very different, but we will give you the option
to be considered for the other types of volunteer later in the application.)
Full Time Volunteer: Requirements
80+ Hours Volunteer (Pre-assigned Schedule)
- Work a pre-assigned schedule
- On average 7-8 hour shifts
- work 10 or more days (every day of the Festival)
- Additional training days required
Full Time Volunteer: Benefits
- Receive photo credential with unlimited access to films (via volunteer wait-list line) when not on shift.
- One (1) Awards Night Party ticket (non-transferable)
Half Fest Volunteer (Park City only): Requirements
40+ Hours Volunteer (Pre-assigned Schedule) -Work a pre-assigned schedule for 5-6 days. Choose between Half Fest Week One, January 23rd to January 29th or Half Fest Week Two, January 29th to February 2nd. Please note that these dates may vary based on department needs.
-On average, 7-8 hour shifts-Work every day during the first or second half of the Festival
Half Fest Volunteer (Park City only): Benefits -Receive non-photo credential and voucher for every 4 hours worked, each voucher is redeemable for a ticket to a film via the volunteer wait list line or general waitlist line. Vouchers can also be exchanged for guest vouchers that can only be used in the general waitlist line. -One (1) Awards Night Party Ticket (non-transferable)
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
Sign Up Volunteer: Benefits -Receive non-photo credential and voucher for every 4 hours worked. Each voucher is redeemable for a ticket to a film via the volunteer wait-list line or the general waitlist line.
Lodging in the Park City area during the Festival can be expensive and difficult to secure. Some Full-time volunteers are eligible for Festival-provided lodging but space is limited and it is not guaranteed for any volunteers. When selecting Full-Time volunteers for Festival provided lodging, we give preference to volunteers who have been with the Festival for a number of years, but this still does not guarantee lodging. Please note that if you have received Festival-provided lodging in the past you are not guaranteed to continue to receive it. (Keep in mind Festival lodging is not glamorous - often it is a sofa sleeper in a common room, or may be dorm style accommodations)
Half-Fest, Sign-up, and Utah residents *are not* eligible for Festival provided lodging.
All new volunteers that apply as a full time volunteer are not typically eligible for lodging. Exceptions do happen (although extremely rare) and are due to last minute cancellations and/or specialized volunteer roles for which they have the necessary skills.
Please note, volunteers are not allowed to stay with friends in Festival-provided lodging unless they are assigned to that lodging by the Festival. Anyone found breaking lodging policy will no longer be eligible for festival lodging and may not be welcome to volunteer at the festival.
If you selected YES, please fill out the following:
Please indicate your level of skill/experience/expertise for each item below:
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.
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