The St. Louis International Film Festival would not be possible without the support of over 400 volunteers each year. Each volunteer receives a commemorative festival t-shirt as well as a complimentary ticket voucher for each shift worked. Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to, ticket taking, ushering, distributing programs, handing out and collecting ballots, and general housekeeping after films let out. When selecting your shifts, we do not suggest volunteering to see a specific film. We cannot guarantee that volunteers will be able to sit in on all films, though we do try to accommodate as much as possible. Click the button to the right to volunteer.

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  • Tivoli Theatre 6350 Delmar Blvd. 63130
  • Plaza Frontenac Cinema 210 Plaza Frontenac 63131
  • Winifred Moore Auditorium at Webster University 470 E. Lockwood 63119
  • Brown Hall at Washington University Centennial Greenway, Wash. U. Campus
  • Stage at KDHX 3424 Washington Ave. 63103
  • .ZACK 3224 Locust Avenue 63103
  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard 63112
  • Additional Special Event locations

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Greeter/Information
  • Ticket Taker
  • Program Distribution
  • Ballot Distribution/Collection
  • Theatre Usher
  • Clean Theatres after Screenings
  • Crowd Control

Venue Captain Responsibilities

  • Venue/Site Prep & Breakdown
  • Delegating Volunteer Duties
  • Handling Will Call Tickets
  • Mark Off Reserved Seats
  • Counts & Calls in Ballots
  • Distributes Comp Passes to Volunteers

Membership Captain Responsibilities

  • Explaining Benefits of CSL Membership
  • Selling Memberships at Various Levels
  • Passing Out Swag to Interested Parties
  • Selling Festival T-Shirts

Volunteer Perks

  • Free Festival T-Shirt
  • Comp Ticket Voucher for Every Shift Completed
  • Ability to Watch Films during Volunteer Shifts (Space Permitting)

In addition to SLIFF, there are several other opportunities to volunteer throughout the year including the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, CinemaSpoke, QFest, the Classic French Film Festival and SLIFF/Kids. Contact brian@cinemastlouis.org for more details.