Interested in volunteering with us for DCIFF 2020? We’d love to hear from you! Please email us at dcindiefilmfest@gmail.com with a short paragraph about you, what you’re passionate about and why you’re interested in volunteering.

DCIFF is run entirely by volunteers committed to showcasing independent films in our nation’s capitol. Longterm volunteer-staff positions are available starting November 1st 2019. We are currently looking for volunteers and interns to work in:

Blogging/online content research and writing

Documentary outreach and partnerships

Filmmaker Relations


Event-only festival program volunteer positions start in early January 2020.

Longterm volunteer-staff are an essential part of our team and are rewarded with full access to all festival events and a job description on our team list. You attend all staff meetings and work on a specific area from now through the festival. We look for enthusiasm, staying power and willingness to work alone as well as with the team.

Short-term festival program volunteers work hours in exchange for equivalent hours attending events/watching films. All volunteers must attend one festival meeting/orientation in January 2019. Many of our volunteers go on to become staff members the next year.