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Assist at Queens World Film Festival


Assist at Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film Festival includes an annual multi-day/multi-venue festival, youth-oriented educational initiatives and year-round screening opportunities for QWFF filmmakers, past and present. The festival is programmed in thematic blocks with evocative titles, and each program is followed by a post-screening dialogue to engage audiences from the demographically diverse communities that comprise the borough of Queens. Each year the festival has a very robust submission session, with films coming from all over the globe, 63 nations to date, including Cuba, Franc, Spain, Serbia, Korea, Bangladesh, China, Italy, the Ukraine, Iran, Scotland, Belgium, Finland and the UK.

They are currently seeking volunteers to register filmmakers, press and sponsors at pre-festival events, promote and market blocks of films. Also, volunteers will help with creating promotional materials, including the director's videos, usher and host blocks of films, help with raffles, tickets and t-shirt sales, support the box office and ticket collectors. If you are looking for high school or college credit, internship hours or community service hours they also can help you.

Queens World Film Festival
74-15 35th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11377

Based on volunteer’s availability. Most weekdays start at 5 p.m. On weekends they start much earlier, around 11 a. m., and run to midnight.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send resume in an email to Volunteer Coordinator Anita at

*This is not a New York Cares Project*


Their mission is to advance public participation in film screenings by utilizing traditional and alternative screening locations and venues to screen independent cinema. Through implementation of educational programs for school age children, senior citizens, filmmakers and the general public, the Queens World Film Initiative provides opportunities for individuals to share ideas and develop analogue, digital, visual and performing arts projects