Volunteers welcome patrons and industry guests to screenings and events, providing support to KCFF staff to help ensure a fun-filled, action-packed weekend of Canadian film. Interested in helping out? Volunteers typically work a few 4-6 hour shifts with the average total commitment being about 12 hours per Festival (Wednesday, February 28-Sunday, March 3, 2024). We ask that people please be prepared to commit to this level of participation before signing up.
KCFF interns are key members of our event staff and have the opportunity to assist with key administrative and organizational activities in advance, all while gaining valuable work experience and connecting with industry professionals. The internship is fast-paced and challenging, but also really fun. Past interns have gone on to positions at TIFF, Vancouver International Film Festival, CBC, Bell Media, Mongrel and more. Internships are typically unpaid, however, Queen’s students may be eligible for a FILM 395 or MAPP 395 credit or paid Work Study position.
Q: DO I HAVE TO BE A FILM STUDENT TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?A: 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 and programming vision.
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