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Volunteer at the Festival

It is through the hard work and dedication of approximately 500 volunteers that Cinema/Chicago is able to present the Chicago International Film Festival each year. Volunteers get a behind-the-scenes look at the Festival's operations while also meeting filmmakers, filmgoers, and other volunteers from all over the world.

Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the Festival – from Guest Services to Press to Theatre Operations, and a variety of volunteer opportunities are available to fit every schedule and interest. Based on the number of hours worked, volunteers receive benefits ranging from access to panel discussions to admittance to Festival films.

Please send your resume and availability to

Thank you for your interest!