Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2016 Oxford Film Festival in Oxford, Mississippi (USA). The festival will be held on February 18 - February 21, 2016, but there will also be volunteer opportunities in the weeks and months leading up to the festival itself. Please click on the "Become a Volunteer" button on the bottom of this page to fill out the volunteer interest form.
Volunteers are rewarded with VIP passes and shirts for their time spent with the festival. Whether you just want to help because you love film or if you need community service hours, we have a job for you!
There are six main areas that you can volunteer to help with: 1) Programming (volunteering begins in August) 2) Front of the House (during the festival), 3) Media (pre and post festival, includes poster and program distribution), 4) Screens (during the festival), 5) Hospitality and 6) Transportation.
PROGRAMMING: Do you have an eye for great film production or storytelling? Do you love getting to be a tastemaker? Join us as a programmer for the Oxford Film Festival 2016. Screeners are needed in each category: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary, Mississippi film. Hosts are also needed to help organize screenings for each category. If you have free time from August - December, then this is the opportunity for you.
FRONT OF THE HOUSE: This area includes ticket sales, badge check-in, information table, OFF merchandise, and film-makers merchandise during the actual festival from February 18-21. Do you have a friendly smile and are great at welcoming people? Then this is the job for you!
MEDIA: This area includes distribution of posters and tabloids, red carpet organization, panel support, mail outs, videography, and filmmaker interviews. There is a variety of pre-festival positions, during the festival shifts and post-festival positions.
SCREENS: Screen managers, line managers, screen directors and ushers are needed to ensure that the festival runs smoothly. Jobs vary from handing out pencils and ballots as an usher to handling a screen's technical needs to managing an entire shift of the festival. Line managers help keep the transition in and out of films smooth. Many of these jobs do require the ability to stand for at least 2 hours.
HOSPITALITY: This area includes working in or coordinating the Green Room and set up, execution and take down of the film festival parties. We need volunteers to serve, stock and arrange during the festival and also people who would like to get more involved with pre-festival planning.
TRANSPORTATION : We are on the hunt for a shuttle manager pre-festival to arrange for filmmaker transportation as well as people to handle driving shifts during the week of the festival. This requires you to be at least 25 years of age to use the festival shuttles. Responsible people are needed for airport pick ups and for driving around town. If over 18 and willing to use your own car, we can also allow for Memphis airport pickups.
If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Addington at email@example.com
If you have further questions, please see our Volunteer FAQ page.