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Become a Film Festival Volunteer!


The Call for Volunteers for the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is open! Now is your chance to get involved in an international event that unites amazing films, talented filmmakers and passionate audiences in Austin, Texas. Volunteer with Cine Las Americas and do your part to support diversity and artistic excellence!


Cine Las Americas offers a range of volunteer opportunities for qualified individuals. From helping at the box office, to assisting with production, operations and much more, volunteers are a major part of the festival.

 

Get Involved, become a volunteer in 4 easy steps!


  1. Create a personal GivePulse account https://www.givepulse.com/ 

  2. Volunteer Registration for the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival: please bookmark this link! It will be your shortcut to the 2014 volunteer page! https://www.givepulse.com/group/4118

  3. Join a Volunteer Crew and Make Your Schedule Once you register as a volunteer, you will have access to all of the volunteer crew pages and schedules. Please remember that all shifts are subject to changes, and more shifts will be added as we get closer to the festival.

  4. Attend the mandatory Volunteer Meeting on Thursday April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC, 600 River Street, Austin TX 78701).

Volunteer Benefits

Twelve (12) total hours of work = 1 all access film pass
- Twenty (20) total hours of work = 1 all access film pass + *1 additional all access pass to share with a friend or family member.


NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for volunteers working less than the number of hours needed to earn a film pass. If you are a few hours short of earning a pass, we have several very short shifts (less than 3 hours) that are available.

 


***Please note that all volunteer shifts are subject to change and more shifts will be added as we get closer to the festival.***

ATTENTION Hospitality, Production Assistant and Venue Volunteer crews: Your schedule is now live! Click on the crew page and start signing up for shifts today. Shifts are first-come, first served.

ATTENTION Drivers, Venue Managers, Photographers, Videographers, Technical Assistants/Projectionists- Your shift schedules are to be determined, but sign-up is still first-come, first-served. Once shifts are available, you will be contacted in the order that you signed up to be offered shifts. Please click on the crew that you want to join and click “Register” in the upper right-hand corner. This will add you to the list for that crew.

Volunteer Crews

Cine Las Americas offers a range of volunteer opportunities for qualified individuals. Browse our list of Volunteer Teams to find out how your talents could become a valuable asset during the festival.

·      Venue Volunteer

·      Production Assistant

·      Hospitality

·      Technical Assistant/ Projectionist

·      Venue Manager

·      Driver

·      Photographer

·      Videographer


Venue Volunteers

Venue Volunteers are the largest group of volunteers at the festival. This group will include an average of 30 individuals who will be the face of the festival to the audience. 
Box office volunteers have the opportunity to experience the festival day by day, getting to know other motivated individuals with keen interests, and become an essential part of the festival staff.

 

DUTIES INCLUDE: Selling tickets and merchandise Distributing & collecting audience surveys/audience awards ballots Answering general questions from the public


Production Assistant

Help make the festival happen! Individual should have excellent communication and organizational skills, thrive in a rigorous, high-energy, deadline intensive work environment and possess adaptability, follow direction well and problem-solving skills. Event production and set-up, driving, customer service and other duties to be assigned. Spanish/English bi-lingual a plus. Reliable transportation required.


Hospitality

Hospitality works closely with Registration to help answer questions and coordinate services for both international guests and general audiences. Strong communication skills and a helpful attitude are essential for this position. This person should be knowledgeable of festival operations, events and staff, and be able to answer questions about festival activities. Hospitality will also work with Drivers to inform guests of transportation schedules.


Technical Assistant/ Projectionist

Technical assistants are in charge of video projection at the festival venues. Knowledge of different professional video formats, experience in video projection, ability to perform in a team oriented environment and follow direction, able to perform calmly and troubleshoot technical issues under pressure.




Venue Managers

Venue Managers are organized team leaders who can keep to a tight schedule, work well with a team of volunteers, and provide a superior experience for festival attendees. Experience with customer service, managing event venues, box office and staff preferred.

Responsibilities include managing all box office operations including ticket sales, will call lists, merchandise sales, survey administration, audience counts, box office reports, and directing a staff of volunteers in order to provide a seamless experience to film festival audiences. Venue Managers are responsible for keeping the screening schedule on-time, working closely with the Production Manager.


Drivers

This is an important position that will assist festival organizers in providing transportation services to international guests. Must be mature, friendly, reliable, organized, and schedule oriented. Able to take direction to the letter, maintain a schedule and perform well under pressure. Must know Austin very well, especially downtown. Must own reliable transportation with valid insurance. Valid Texas Driver's license with a clean driving record. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.




Photographers

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Photographing key events during the festival. Able to take direction and planning all shoots from general concept to finished product. Collect names of artists, delegates, and guests that are photographed. Processing and posting photos to festival Flickr account each night. Organizing deliverables with original files for the film festival at the end of the event.


REQUIREMENTS: Access to professional grade photographic equipment. Availability to fulfill a tight production schedule, including nightly processing, upload and delivery.

Videographers

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Video taping key events during the festival. Able to take direction and planning all shoots from general concept to finished product. Collect names of artists, delegates, and guests that are recorded. Editing, compressing and posting video to festival you-tube account each night. Organizing deliverables with original footage for the film festival at the end of the event.


REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of experience in video production (shooting, interviewing and editing) (sample of work will be considered an asset). Have access to own professional grade video camera and audio recording equipment. Availability to edit, compress and upload video clips during evenings. Availability to fulfill a coverage schedule during the event.


Questions?? Contact volunteers(at)cinelasamericas.org