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Volunteer with The Wisconsin Film Festival | April 14-21, 2016

Wisconsin Film Festival volunteers serve as the Festival's ambassadors to the community, helping our patrons and guests of the Festival have the best possible experience. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute and Department of Communication Arts invites returning and new volunteers to help us celebrate cinema at the 18th annual Wisconsin Film Festival this April.

Throughout the years, the Film Festival has been fortunate to have remarkable and dedicated volunteers from all walks and stages of life - students to retirees. Qualified volunteers enjoy working with the public, understand the importance of being reliable and have a love for film.

If you would like to join the Wisconsin Film Festival team, please fill out the online Volunteer Registration form. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a welcome e-mail from us (check your bulk/junk/gmail "updates" folders!). A few days later, a follow-up e-mail will include your Shiftboard account password.

Volunteers design their own schedules using the Wisconsin Film Festival's Volunteer Shiftboard. Shifts are roughly four or five hours long and we strongly encourage volunteers to sign up for three or more shifts over the course of the eight day Festival. More information about Volunteers tasks are available under the News tab on the Shiftboard website. In addition to shifts during the Festival itself, we will also have volunteer opportunities in the Festival offices in the weeks leading up to the Festival, and at some other special Festival related events.

The Wisconsin Film Festival is please to reward our volunteers with Festival tickets (two for every shift worked), Volunteer t-shirts, and an invitation to our closing night Wrap Party.

For more information, email or Volunteer Coordinator Terry Kerr at

Wisconsin Film Festival | 1050 University Ave. | Madison, WI 53706 USA | T 877-963-3456 or 608-262-9009 | F 608-262-6589 | E |

administration (UW Arts Institute)
Professor Norma Saldivar | executive director | 608-890-3314 |
Ben Reiser | festival coordinator | 608-262-6578 |
Zachary Robbins | corporate relations | 608-628-7344 |
Karin Kolb | youth programming & outreach specialist | 608-890-1177 |
Terry Kerr | volunteer coordinator | 608-588-4330 |
Emily Lewis | venue coordinator | 608-890-2196 |

film programming (UW Department of Communication Arts)
Professor JJ Murphy | artistic director | 608-263-3965 |
Jim Healy | director of programming | 608-263-9643 |
Mike King | senior programmer | 608-265-4231 |
Amanda McQueen | print traffic coordinator, wisconsin's own programmer | 608-263-9643 |

The Festival is brought to you by the Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts.

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