Thank you for your interest in being a 2020 True/False Film Fest volunteer! We approve applications on a rolling basis.

IMPORTANT - Email is our primary means of communication. Please use an email address you check frequently.

This year, we have added an option to submit demographic information.  Our organizational value of inclusivity states: we honor the dignity of every human. We are an organization of diverse individuals possessing a variety of perspectives, identities, and lived experiences. We recognize that to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community, we must understand and value both our individual differences and our collective similarities. Your identified information will be used to evaluate our organization as we work toward meeting our strategic goals of increasing and diversifying both our volunteer base and audience. Please be sure to read all of our organizational values hereAgain, all demographic information is optional and will not impact your application or team status.

If you do not receive confirmation of your application submission RIGHT AWAY please check your JUNK mail.  If not there, please contact us for help.

Personnel Information

He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, They/Their/Theirs, Other, please list.



General volunteers serve 20 hours before/during/after the fest. Benefits include admission to any film via the Q, preferred Q access at select screenings during the fest, snazzy t-shirt, access to the Nest, admission to T/F films at Ragtag all year, free admission to the @ction party after midnight, admission to the Volunteer Appreciation party


Juggernaut volunteers serve 40 hours before/during/after the fest. Benefits include all General Volunteer benefits plus 3 Juggernaut vouchers for admission via the Silver Circle Bay at any venue, space permitting, 3 free tickets from the Box Office beginning Friday of the fest, admission to the @ction party, admission to all concerts and showcases (space permitting), two post-Fest film screenings

Preferred for Juggernaut volunteer applicants
Have you been recruited by a Team Lead to work on a specific team?
If so, write the name of the team to which you've been recruited.
Write the full name of the Team Lead who recruited you.


ALL APPLICANTS:  Some days show overlap in time frames to select, due to the fact that different teams need volunteers at different times each day.  PLEASE CHECK the box for as many of the windows of time as you are available. If you don't indicate adequate time availability to serve on a particular team, you will not be given an opportunity to select that team on this application.

INVITED RECRUITS:  If you have been recruited for a team, you still need indicate your availability and to select 3 preferred teams in order to proceed through the application.  Once your acceptance is approved by the Team Lead who recruited you, you will be placed with that team in lieu of the other preferences you selected.

There are volunteer opportunities in many very different work teams. Click on a team name below to get a better idea of WHAT these volunteers do. As teams are filled, they will be removed from the application.

Select your TOP 3 team preferences. Based on our needs and your particular skills and interests, we’ll do our best to place you on one of these teams.

Volunteers in BoxTOps work as a mobile Box Office (Box = ticket sales) at individual theaters (TOps = Theater Operations) for attendees in the Q who need to buy a ticket on site. You must be quick on your feet and in your mind - handling cash, making change, and communicating an accurate tally of your earnings to TF staff. We prefer volunteers with cash handling and theater operations experience, particularly those who have worked BoxTOps in the past.
For those 21 yrs+ with experience in food service, catering, or club operations. Help pull off the unique special events that T/F is known for! You must be prepared to work as many as 20 hrs during the Fest. You'll help set up, break down, and run good times such as the Jubilee, Reality Bites, and @ction. Night owls who like to work parties are welcome. Will include food service and clean-up, and may involve late nights.

Be part of the LARGEST (and arguably GREATEST) team of the fest! Theater Operations volunteers inhabit 8 festival theaters and keep them humming right along. You'll take tickets, manage lines, count seats, usher people into the theater, and interact with a public eager to see the best docs around. This is where the action is, with venues abuzz with filmmakers, musicians, and Columbia's finest passholders and attendees. Expect to be on your feet a significant amount of time, but also expect quiet times during screenings.

Additional Information

Preferred for Art, Build, Errand Runners, Events, Music, Set Up/Break Down, Special Assignments, Tiny Attic, Cash Manager, SUBD: Crew Chiefs applicants
Preferred for Chauffeur, Filmmaker Liaison applicants
Preferred for Chauffeur, Filmmaker Liaison applicants
Preferred for Chauffeur, Filmmaker Liaison applicants
Preferred for Events, ID Checker applicants
Preferred for Art, Chauffeur, Events, Filmmaker Liaison, ID Checker, Set Up/Break Down, Special Operations, Sustainability, Art: Party Space applicants
Preferred for Booze, Events applicants
Preferred for Booze, Events applicants
Preferred for Box Office, BoxTops, Cash Manager applicants
Preferred for Audio Tech applicants
Preferred for Art, Build, Set Up/Break Down applicants
Preferred for Art, Build, Set Up/Break Down, SUBD: Crew Chiefs applicants
Preferred for Art, Audio Tech, Build, Events, Set Up/Break Down, Special Operations applicants
Preferred for Art, Build, Set Up/Break Down, Special Operations, Lifting applicants
Preferred for Art, Booze, Build, Materials, Set Up/Break Down, Special Operations, SUBD: Crew Chiefs applicants

Demographic Information

White, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, or some other race (please list)
Latinx and Not Latinx