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Fantastic Fest Needs Your Help!  Volunteer Now!

It’s A Volunteer Experience With All The Boring Parts Cut Out

“It feels like a week-long horror-geek summer camp reunion There’s no artifice, no pretense, no bullshit.” – Scott Weinberg, Cinematical

Fantastic Fest Needs Your Help!  Volunteer Now!

It’s A Volunteer Experience With All The Boring Parts Cut Out

“It feels like a week-long horror-geek summer camp reunion There’s no artifice, no pretense, no bullshit.” – Scott Weinberg, Cinematical

Fantastic Fest will be looking for volunteers (18 years and older) for the 2011 festival. We need you to stand face to face with the celebs and the fans alike to make sure everyone has an Austin-Texas-Alamo-Drafthouse-good-time.

No other festival draws so many eclectic directors, writers, actors and genre film fanatics from across the globe, packs them into 40,000sq.ft. of space and mixes them all together with screenings, beer, karaoke, beer, BBQ, beer, trivia, beer, boxing and more beer! And you can help make it all happen.

Interested?
If you are interested in volunteering with us for the first time, you must be able to attend the Volunteer Sign-Up Session. Please note that volunteer slots will be limited, as returning volunteers will get first pick prior to this session.

  • Sunday, September 4th 10:30am  – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
NEW & RETURNING VOLUNTEERS

PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SHORT APPLICATION FORM

BEFORE YOU COME TO THE VOLUNTEER SESSION!

The Sign-Up Session will last about an hour and will answer all your questions about volunteering for the festival. At the conclusion of the session you will be allowed to sign up for any available shifts during the festival, so bring your calendars. Typically festival shifts occur anytime between 9am – 2am September 22nd – September 29th, 2011.

In addition to any shifts you sign up for, all volunteers must:

  • Be able to attend one pre-meeting the week of Monday, September 12th (time and location TBD).
  • Be able to attend festival set-up on the evening of Thursday, September 15th at 6pm at Alamo South Lamar. (time/date subject to change)
  • Be able to work a minimum of (4) four 6-8 hour shifts during the festival.

Hey, What’s In It For Me?
Never let it be said that the Alamo Drafthouse would let y’all go empty handed. So, in addition to the time of your life and our undying gratitude, this year’s volunteers will receive the following:

Captain Level (Successful Completion of Pre-Fest Duties and 4-5 Full Shifts):

  • Four free passes to the Alamo Drafthouse
  • $25 food & beverage gift certificate to Alamo Drafthouse

Admiral Level (Successful Completion of Pre-Fest Duties and 6-7 Full Shifts):

  • Six free passes to the Alamo Drafthouse
  • $50 food & beverage gift certificate to Alamo Drafthouse

Grand Moff Level (Successful Completion of Pre-Fest Duties and 8 Full Shifts):

  • Eight free passes to the Alamo Drafthouse
  • $100 food & beverage gift certificate to Alamo Drafthouse

All Volunteers Receive:

  • Fantastic Fest volunteer t-shirt(s)
  • Exclusive 2011 FF t-shirt
  • Free Alamo meal while on shift (please remember to tip your wait staff)
  • Invitation to Volunteer Party following the Fest

This year’s festival takes place September 23th – September 29th. Keep an eye on www.fantasticfest.com in July and August for more information about volunteering for the festival and for links to pictures, blogs, articles and the like from previous festivals. And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook!

If you have questions before the Sign-Up Session, please contact winnie@fantasticfest.com.
During Fantastic Fest each year we have filmmakers traveling from all over the world to be in attendance with their film. With a limited festival budget, a few of these folks are in need of housing during the fest, and who better to do so than the fans? If you would be interested in opening your hearts and homes to these hard working visionaries, please contact our Guest Manager, Angela Doetsch, at angela.doetsch@drafthouse.com.

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