Interested in volunteering with us for DCIFF 2021? 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 2021 will be in a hybrid format.

DCIFF is run entirely by volunteers committed to showcasing independent films in our nation’s capital. Longterm volunteer-staff positions usually result from volunteering one year and then becoming a staff member the next year. We are currently looking for volunteers and interns to work in:

Documentary outreach and partnerships

Helping to set up panels and workshops

Leading our new online FilmChat sessions

Filmmaker Relations

Marketing (a paid position for 2021 doe those with credentials)

Event-only festival program volunteer positions start in early March 2021 with some training: all event volunteers must attend one online seesion.

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.