PFF28 Volunteer

Philadelphia Film Society

Get psyched! 

The Philadelphia Film Festival is almost here! 

Every October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival, which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for 11 exceptional days. The Philadelphia Film Festival offers a veritable smörgåsbord of cinematic delicacies, from Q&As with filmmakers and celebrity guests to special events in the festival’s lounge. And then of course there are the films, which run the gamut from awards contenders and indie darlings like Roma and Shoplifters to thought-provoking documentaries and cult favorites like Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me and The Favourite — all before they’ve hit theaters! 

Here’s the catch: without our amazing volunteers, none of this is possible! From checking badges and scanning tickets, to counting ballots and greeting guests, festival volunteers are a necessity. They are the key to our events running smoothly. Every year, PFF attracts hundreds of volunteers who leave our theaters and events with new friendships and fond memories that last for years to come. Whether you sign up because you’re a film buff or because you’re looking for a way to help out in the community, volunteering for PFF is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and experience acclaimed cinema all at once—and we’d love to have you as a part of our team!

The Philadelphia Film Festival has a range of volunteer positions available, including Venue Operations (Ushers & Greeters), Membership, and Special Events. After each shift, volunteers receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a movie ticket during the film festival or throughout the year at a PFS First Run screening. PLUS, volunteers who work 6+ shifts get a FREE Gaffer Level Membership for the Festival experience all year long! Venue managers may also sign off on student volunteer logs for school requirements, when applicable. Other recently added Volunteer perks include special promo codes for free tickets to select films during the Festival, as well as a Volunteer Thank-You event following the end of the Festival!

To Apply


Be a part of PFF28 - Click HERE to sign up to volunteer!

***Once signed up, you'll be added to the list to receive more information about Training Sessions and shift sign-ups, which will be available by the end of August.*** 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact Kyrie at