The BFF is more than a festival – we are a community with a core team of diverse voices in a time where “diversity” is finally at the forefront. Our volunteers make this possible and they become an extension of the BFF mission. If you want to be part of a team that encourages and empowers new ideas, then come join us in bringing great stories to Bushwick!

Are you a filmmaker or film enthusiast? Do you absolutely love indie film culture? Want to know what it takes to coordinate an indie film festival? Here at The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) we practically live and breathe indie cinema and our volunteers are just as passionate about all aspects of the artform.

Volunteering with Bushwick Film Festival is a great opportunity for you to share your love of indie films, join forces with a rapidly growing creative community, learn the inner workings of film festivals, gain production experience, watch fantastic films, network with film professionals, and spend time with an incredible team.


  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • Free passes to screenings
  • Invitations to industry events
  • Free entry to company classes and workshops
  • Festival Passes


  • 10 hours a week minimum between August 1 – Oct 3
  • Must have flexible availability during Bushwick Film Festival: Sept 29 – Oct 2
  • Based in NYC, bonus points for familiarity with Bushwick neighborhood and culture
  • Film education, love for indie film and familiarity with film and the independent filmmaking industry
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong organization skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.) a plus + but not necessary
  • Should possess a laptop computer & high-speed internet access
To apply click here.
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