Denver Film Festival Call for Volunteer Photographers

The 40th Denver Film Festival (Nov 1-12) is seeking volunteer photographers to document the festival as a part of its experiential learning program. Build your portfolio, practice your skills, with this unique event.

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The Denver Film Society is seeking Volunteer Photographers to shoot the 40th Denver Film Festival, November 1st – 12th. Over the years, this internationally recognized festival has built a successful experiential photography program for those interested in utilizing their skills, adding to their portfolio, and being creatively involved in the representation of the festival.

The aim of this mutually beneficial program is to secure documentary coverage of festival events, sponsorships, and guests while providing a valuable tool for photographers to learn and experience client interaction, from working with multiple guests and patrons, executing the requested technical requirements for submitted images, and most importantly getting practical experience with photography techniques under unique conditions.

Each assignment will range from 1 to 3 hours on site, with multiple photographic opportunities during that assignment, from filmmaker Q&A;s, guest and volunteer interaction, and filmmaker portraits.

Following each assignment, photographers will be required to submit images for potential publication through Denver Film Society Social Media as well as other Media partners. Upon completion of the festival, photographers will be required to submit photos from all assignments. Photographers retain all rights to images while providing the Denver Film Society usage of images for publication and advertising.

As a volunteer, you will additionally receive a membership to the Denver Film Society, film vouchers for completed assignments, and be eligible for a one-on-one critique of your work completed during the festival with Denver Film Festival Photography Manager, James Dimagiba.

James is a professional event photographer who has photographed for the Denver Film Festival, SeriesFest, The Stanley Film Festival, Artopia, The Art Director’s Club Paper Fashion Show, and many others.

For those interested, please apply no later than October 13th, 2017.

The Denver Film Festival is a unique challenge to photograph, but a wonderful opportunity to gain and enhance your skills and build your portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you.


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