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.
VOLUNTEER FOR KCFF 2013 - register here.
Join us for one of our volunteer meetings to learn more about getting involved with KCFF.
- Wednesday January 9, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
- Wednesday January 16, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Meetings will take place at the Screening Room Movie Theatre, 120 Princess St. This is not an accessible venue. If you have an accessibility request please contact Marc Garniss, General Manager.
KCFF depends heavily on its volunteers who, every year, help make the festival successful. The festival relies on volunteer support for:
- Hospitality - assist our visiting industry guests
- Receptions - ticket taking, food service and general help
- Events - ticket taking, ushers, marketing studies
We are dedicated to providing a great experience for our volunteers. Volunteers of the festival enjoy:
- Invitations to the parties, including the private reception with festival guests
- Access to the films
- Free festival t-shirt
- Discounted festival passes
Our 2012-13 internships have been filled. Check back in fall 2013 for 2013-14 internship opportunities.
KCFF offers a number of credited internships opportunities. Running from mid-November to mid-March, KCFF internships offer the opportunity to meet people in the film industry, learn about festival administration, and gain valuable work experience.
Because KCFF is a small organization, our interns are key members of our staff. Each intern will have the opportunity to manage their own projects, interact with industry professionals and manage their time to complete assignments on deadline. The internship is fast-paced and challenging, but also really fun.
Administrative Intern - The admin intern is involved in everything from event planning, web writing, press and public relations and managing guests and volunteers at the festival. We're looking for someone with great organizational skills, ease with computers, confidence and a love of film.