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Get your film fix by volunteering for BIFF

February 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

 

Want four free passes for the upcoming Beloit International Film Festival? Sign-up to volunteer—whether it’s taking tickets, selling popcorn, or staffing a hospitality suite, the best way to get your film fix on the cheap is to lend a helping hand.   

 “We depend on the hundreds of volunteers to make the Beloit International Film Festival happen,” says Executive Director Rod Beaudoin. “From our board to the people who rush around to each venue to deliver films and candy, this is a high-energy operation. We have a very small staff and could never do all that has to be done without the great turnout of volunteers.”

 

There are approximately 400 time slots to fill for venue volunteers and film operators throughout BIFF, which runs from Thursday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 20.

The next volunteer training session will take place at Aldrich Middle School Auditorium, 1859 Northgate Dr., Beloit on Tues. Feb. 15. Volunteers have many functions and for every shift worked, each volunteer will receive four passes to attend films.  

 According to the Heidts, “There is a job and a time slot for everybody. People can sign up or one or for several slots. It is great way to have fun, connect with people and help the community at the same time. Service clubs and organizations that would like to volunteer as a group are particularly appreciated.”  

To volunteer, please click on “volunteers” at www.beloitfilmfest.org, or call BIFF at 608-313-1200 and leave names and contact information.  

BIFF 2011, sponsored by The Hendricks Group of Beloit in association with Beloit College and with a grant from Visit Beloit, marks the sixth year for the independent film festival. Approximately 140 films will be shown during the four day event, Feb 17-20.  Information and tickets are available at www.beloitfilmfest.org.