Thanks for your interest in volunteering for this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival.


As a volunteer, you have a front-row seat to experience what goes on behind-the-scenes at North America's longest-running avant-garde and experimental film festival.


Volunteers must complete this Volunteer Application prior to signing up for shifts, so please start here!


We are still assessing our volunteer needs for the week of the festival. Once we have our schedule, shifts will be posted here on Volunteer Local. We will contact you once we have festival week shifts available so that you can sign up for convenient times for your schedule!


Leading up to the festival week, we will be hosting several volunteer orientations to explain the responsibilities and expectations for volunteers. Attending one of these orientations will be mandatory for volunteers prior to working the festival, so please plan accordingly.



Volunteer Incentives:


Volunteers receive a 60th AAFF t-shirt, other AAFF goodies, and earn tickets/passes as follows:
3 hours -- 3 Main Auditorium Tickets
6 hours -- 6 Main Auditorium Tickets
12 hours -- 1 weekend pass
15+ hours -- 1 full festival pass which includes online access during festival week
* as we explore the functionality of our online festival system, we’ll determine how possible it is for us to also make online access available to hardworking volunteers



NOTE: All volunteers must adhere to all Covid-19 protocols set forth by the festival, the city of Ann Arbor, and the Michigan Theater. We will continue to communicate these protocols as they evolve.

What's your email address?

Your information


Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). One of the fields below is a file upload/attachment, the file size must be less than 10MB.
First Name *
Last Name *
Mobile Phone *

For example, 123-456-7890
Mailing address *
What is your T-Shirt size? *
Have you volunteered with us before? *
Do you prefer to be in the limelight or behind the scenes?
Have you been vaccinated against Covid-19? [We will keep this information private] *
Have you received a booster shot for the Covid-19 vaccine? *
Do you agree to comply with any and all Covid-19 protocols set both by the Michigan Theater and the city of Ann Arbor? *
About how many hours would you like to work during the festival? [Please review volunteer incentives @ top of the page] *





Are you interested in taking on a higher level of responsibility as a volunteer Area Lead? You would be the point person for volunteers working specific aspects of the festival (Hospitality Lead, After Party Lead, Polling Lead etc.). *
Would you be willing to drive filmmakers to and from the airport or other destinations throughout the festival week? *
If you answered yes to the question above, do you have a valid drivers liscense?
Do you have any dietary restrictions? *
Is there anything else you would like us to know?