Volunteer FAQs


What is a film festival?

Film festivals are events where dozens of films, which include shorts, documentaries, and full-length features in many genres, are screened in a city or region over a period of a few days. The Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival are some of the many well-known festival. Guests enjoy the variety of films and related entertainment, and producers, directors, cast and crew of these films often attend festivals in order to better network.

As a volunteer, what would I be doing?

Good question. Volunteers could be expected to help at our ticket box office, aid industry professionals, greet attendees, or supervise our film venues. Volunteer roles offer the ability for great experience, while also catering to the most outgoing or reserved individuals. Shifts run 4 to 5 hours.


  • A special volunteer pass with access to watch films throughout the weekend
  • Discounted family-and-friends ticket pricing using special online code 
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Food and refreshments at Volunteer HQ
  • And more!

All volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a valid photo ID. Certain volunteer positions are only available to those  21 and up. All volunteers must be able to attend training session(s) prior to the festival.

RRFF welcomes all potential volunteers to apply, regardless of age, religion, race, ethnicity, sex or gender representation, handicap or cultural background.