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BNFF seeks volunteers


Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is now seeking volunteers, interns and festival directors (someone who is self-motivated, creative and well-organized) for events taking place around the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area from April 1-17.

Special highlights this year will be a comic-con event, awards ceremony, fallen soldiers event, many celebrities and high-profilers attending and presenting.

Volunteer/internship responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a liaison between the film festival and festival sponsors and organizers;
  • Coordinating and running events with local theaters;
  • Corresponding with filmmakers, production companies and media outlets;
  • Shooting, editing, designing and producing promotional materials, videos and Web content; and
  • Assisting with the day-to-day running of the film festival.

The festival director's responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing volunteers and interns;
  • Giving creative input;
  • Working on everyday festival activities;
  • Helping ensure the festival is successful and well attended; 
  • Assisting organizers in creating an interesting and appealing festival program, which may involve collaborating with a committee or other people connected with the festival;
  • Scouting and recruiting talent, themes and underlying ideas for the festival;
  • Being able to bring creative and new ideas to the job.

Those interested should email Bill at [email protected] or call 716-693-0912.

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