With over 200 screenings and events held over nine days, the LA Film Festival would not be possible without volunteers and interns holding a variety of pivotal roles.


Whether it’s working in theater operations, answering ticketing questions or setting up Q&A panel discussions, volunteers help bring this world-class cinematic event to life.

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2017 LA Film Festival. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old on the date they register.

For volunteer information, details and requirements, please register at www.shiftboard.com/filmindependent.

For up-to-the-minute reports on all things Festival-related, including volunteer registration, follow us on Twitter @LAFilmFest or Like us at Facebook.com/LAFilmFestival.


The LA Film Festival is currently accepting applications for internships. To apply for a Festival internship, please send your resume to [email protected].

Email subject line: LAFF Intern 2017, FIRST NAME LAST NAME

In the body of your email, please include your contact information, your resume, a list of the top 3-5 departments in which you are interested and a brief description of why you would make a great intern.

LA Film Festival departments include:

  • Artist Development
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • Filmmaker Relations
  • Ticketing
  • Theater Operations
  • Film Education
  • Institutional Giving
  • Membership
  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Publicity
  • Video Coverage
  • Production
  • Technical (Audio/Visual)
  • Volunteer

Once your email and resume are received, they will be reviewed by the hiring supervisors of the respective departments. You will hear from the hiring supervisor should they be interested in setting up an interview. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued. In addition, the length of the recruitment process varies based on the department’s needs. Traditionally, the process takes 2-8 weeks. Thank you for your interest – your patience is greatly appreciated.