Q: How many hours does a volunteer work?
A: Volunteer hours vary, but count on two evening orientation meetings in the month before the festival. During the festival, your hours will vary, but expect to be on the ground for 4 – 6 hours a day.
Q: Do I have to be a film student to apply for an internship?
A: Queen’s University Film and Media students may apply for a 3rd year film credit for their internship, but being a student at Queen’s is not a requirement of the internship. We are happy to consider applicants from any background, but a knowledge of film and the film industry is an asset.
Q: Do I need to know a lot about film to be a volunteer?
A: Knowledge and enthusiasm for film is a welcome asset in our volunteers but it is not needed. Many volunteer jobs at the festival require only a friendly, outgoing attitude.
Q: Can I submit a film if I’m an intern or volunteer?
A: Your film submission is welcome even if you are a volunteer or intern with the festival. Just don’t count on special consideration. All submissions are treated equally and reviewed only for quality and fit with the festival’s mandate.