The 2017 SLO FILM FEST once again broke attendance records. A top selection of films, exciting events, the addition of the hospitality tent, special guests and celebrities were just the part of the Festival that the photographs show.
The 200 plus Volunteers who made it all possible are the real Stars of the Show! Each of you contributed in unique and important ways – whether you distributed Festival brochures and guides around the county in your own vehicles;  served all our Special Guests at the VIP Hospitality Tent; Concierges made sure the visiting filmmakers had a local friend to call for information and directions; Screening Assistants calmly explained all the seats were full at many of our sold out films ; Screeners sat through many hours of films at their homes; and others dedicated many hours behind the scenes on the computer and phone, or sold passes for many days at our Headquarters – BRAVO!

We are excited to celebrate your time and dedication this fall at the Volunteer Appreciation Party – date and location TBA. IMPORTANT – If you were a Volunteer in 2017 and did not receive an email inviting you to the Party, please email volunteer@slofilmfest.org by Monday November 13th, 2017.



san_luis_obispo_film_festival_Hearst_Castle_2013141 HOW TO GET STARTED

Read our downloadable 2018 Volunteer Manual  Download and fill out the 2018 Volunteer Application.

Then return it one of TWO easy ways:

  • Email: volunteer@slofilmfest.org
  • Mail: PO Box 1449, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
What you can expect as a Volunteer:

Volunteer shifts run approximately 3-4 hours.

  • You’ll work with a team of Volunteers that enjoys movies just as much as you do.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to view films before they are released (as well as some that may never be released).
  • You will have a rewarding experience while being treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Although you will work hard, you can expect to have fun.
What we expect from Volunteers:
  • We expect you to arrive for your scheduled shift on time, dressed appropriately, and ready to work.
  • If you are unable to make a shift or are running late to a shift, we expect you to contact one of the Volunteer Coordinators immediately so we may ensure the Festival runs smoothly.
  • We expect you to treat everyone with respect .Friendliness and a smile can often make someone’s day. Remember, you officially represent the Festival.
  • We expect you to become familiar with the information in the Festival Film Guide.
  • We expect you to work to your fullest capacity, but allow yourself time to enjoy the Festival.
sloiff2011_110Festival Volunteer Benefits

For each shift that you volunteer for, you will receive one complimentary film festival pass. These are good for any regular Film Festival screening. You will have priority seating, along with Festival pass holders.


Any questions?  Email the Volunteer Coordinator:                           volunteer@slofilmfest.org                                                                                                                                       

                 Job Descriptions can be found in the Volunteer Handbook found above.