Volunteering at the HollyShorts Film Fest is a fun and enriching life experience.

There are two main ways to get involved: as a pre-festival volunteer and as an in-festival volunteer.

Pre-fest volunteers work on a team to organize and promote the festival.

  • Writers including social media, and publicists: writing articles, blogs, and press releases; integrating social network technologies; distributing posters, schedules and other print materials
  • Administrative: providing help offsite with scheduling, filmmaker liaison & Director support. 


In-festival volunteers help make this rich and complex event run smoothly, orienting moviegoers, providing technical support, facilitating the day to day operations, assisting filmmakers, moderators, and other festival participants. The pace is fast and the challenges are many, but the experience is fun and gratifying.

Although volunteers do not receive cash compensation, participants who contribute at least 12 hours, receive access to film screenings, panels and parties. 

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact us.