Newport Beach, CA - March 8, 2011 - The Newport Beach Film Festival is seeking enthusiastic film lovers to volunteer for Orange County's most exciting event. The Festival runs from Thursday, April 28th - Thursday, May 5th, 2011 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world, offering an ambitious and international selection of features, shorts, documentaries and animation. Screenings, events, and galas will take place at various venues throughout Newport Beach, including the Edwards Big Newport Theater (300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach) and the Lido Theater (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach).
Volunteers will have the opportunity to fill many fun positions at the festival, including guest relations, merchandise sales, theater ushering, office reception, and gala and special events staffing. Three to four hour shifts are available in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. College students and seniors are welcome.
Prior to the Festival, volunteers must attend at least one orientation, which will present an overview of Festival activities as well as updated information on positions and volunteer responsibilities. In addition, voulnteers will have the opportunity to sign up for specific shifts at the meeting, and volunteer shirts will be available for purchase for $5 (please come prepared with cash).
All volunteers are required to attend ONE of the following six sessions:
All meetings will be held at: City of Newport Beach Council Chambers, 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
For additional information contact the Festival office at (949) 253-2880 or visit the website at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.