Volunteering for the Newport Beach Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see the inner workings of a world-renowned film festival. For 17 years, the NBFF has been growing and evolving to encompass innovative elements of the film industry, and bringing them to Newport Beach’s very own backyard. In those years of adaptation, volunteers have been the backbone of executing the festival year after year.

Over 500 volunteers partake in all aspects of the festival, and are the main face of the weeklong cinematic showcase. Volunteers are inside our theaters, operating our systems, helping to produce all of our events, and keeping the entire festival running smoothly.

We are extremely grateful for every volunteer who graciously donates their time, and we sincerely could not do everything we set out to do without them. To those who are returning to volunteer with us again, welcome back! If you’d like to become part of this kick-ass group, register an account on Shiftboard.com/newportbeachfilmfest.

Volunteers are eligible to participate in numerous realms of festival operations, including:

Ticketing

Merchandising

Theater Operations

VIP Transportation*

Party and Production*

And more…

For further information about volunteer roles, check out this video the festival interns created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCd8PQcrHys

*Eligible volunteers must be over the age of 21.

All volunteers will receive a code to purchase general screening tickets at a discounted rate throughout the entire week of the festival. The only cost to you is your time and a $5 donation to purchase an official festival volunteer T-Shirt.

We will also be holding volunteer orientation meetings, to learn all about the events happening throughout the week of the festival. Meetings will be held at the Gray Matter Museum of Art (485 E 17th Street, Costa Mesa) on the following dates:

Saturday, April 2 @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Sunday, April 10 @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday, April 16 @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Become part of the biggest cinematic showcase in Orange County, volunteer for the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival!

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