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Become an integral part of the discovery of international and independent films and filmmakers from around the world!

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival relies on the generosity and dedication of hundreds of volunteers each year, and actively recruits and utilizes individuals who share a commitment to independent and international film. Volunteers are vital to the Chicago International Film Festival. 

Please send your interest to

A staff member will fill you in on details. Volunteer info sessions and Festival shift sign up typically begins in September, with volunteer shifts beginning the first full day of the Festival, October 10, 2014. 

Please visit for general Festival information.