Registration: Sundance Institute Volunteers SFF Utah 2017 (January 19 - 29, 2017)


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival!

Before applying to volunteer, please be sure you’ve read the details of the 2017 program here

Please keep in mind, the Volunteer Department’s decision to accept and assign volunteers depends upon the fit of a volunteer’s skills and the availability of open volunteer positions, this applies to both new and alumni.

First, we need to cover a few main questions to check your eligibility to volunteer:

* required field

Have you previously volunteered for the Sundance Institute (This includes: previous festivals, NEXT Fest, London, Hong Kong, Labs and unpaid internships)?
 Yes  No
If yes, what program, last year or participation and in what role did you volunteer?
How did you hear about volunteering for Sundance?
* Have you volunteered for a film festival/big event before?
 Yes  No
If yes, in what role and at what festival/event?
* Gender
* Birthdate
We require that all of our volunteers are at least 21 years old.
* I am 21 years of age or older
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 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 that keeps you coming back?)-

Type of Volunteer Role You Are Applying For

(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,

if you wish.)


Full Time Volunteer:


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

- 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:


40+ Hours Volunteer (Pre-assigned Schedule)

-Work a pre-assigned schedule for 5-6 days between January 17th to January 31st. Typically volunteers are needed between Jan 19th-Jan 25th (option 1) or Jan 25th to Jan 31st (option 2). Please note that these dates may vary based on department needs.

-On average, 7-8 hour shifts
-Work 5-6 (every day of the week you are assigned)
-Additional training days required
-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:

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
-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.


* Please select the program for which you are applying

Volunteer Lodging

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 received 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 that they have the necessary skills for.


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. 


Please note, volunteers are not allowed to stay with friends in Festival-provided lodging unless they are assigned to that lodging by the Festival.

* Do you have your own lodging in Utah during the Festival?
 Yes  No
* Do you have secured lodging in or around the Park City area?
 Yes  No
Lodging Location: ex. ABC Hotel
Dates of Lodging: ex. 8/5/2016 to 8/10/2016

* Please choose one of the following:

Departments of Interest
* Please select which city you would be most interested in working:
Please select the departments that you would be interested in volunteering for:
Refer to: To read more about the departments prior to selecting, please click here.
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Corporate Relations
Creative Services (Content Production)
Events (long hours often until 2am)
Film Office
Guest Relations
Headquarters Assistance
Information Services
Music Cafe
New Frontier
Press Department
Film Maker Lodge
Technology Services (IT)
Theatre Box Office
Theatre Operations
Transportation Liaison
Works Crew
Willing to do any role assigned (inside or outside)!
* 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:

Skill Set

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
* AV Equipment
Are there any skills you would like to tell us about? (This is your opportunity to provide additional skills not listed above or elaborate on the ones you selected)
* Are you willing to do physical labor as part of volunteering?
 Yes  No
* Are you willing to drive as part of volunteer?
 Yes  No
What foreign languages do you speak fluently?
Anything else we should know?

Other Information
* 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?

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

Park City, Utah 84060
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