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Thank you for your committment to helping the Tallgrass grow.

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Tallgrass Film Association volunteers are an essential part of our organization. Whether they are building décor for our parties, selling tickets at the box office, chauffering filmmakers or screening films, we could not accomplish our year-round mission with them.

From high school students to senior citizens, we encourage everyone to volunteer. In addition to seeing some of the best films in the world, volunteering with TFA is a great way to meet like-minded people. If you are interested in movies, community events and are stubbornly independent, we encourage you to discover the possibilities.

Our volunteers are an integral part of Tallgrass Film Festival, helping the event to grow year after year. Valuable benefits of volunteering include the privilege of viewing the Wichita premieres of the best independent films from around the world, meeting filmmakers, making new friends, (maybe meeting a future spouse – yes, it’s happened a couple of times!), eating yummy food from local establishments and getting a snazzy new t-shirt, but most of all, bragging rights for playing an intergral role in the country's most Stubbornly Independent film festival. 

Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

  • Ushers
  • Runners
  • Ballot Counters
  • Theater Managers
  • Production Assistants
  • Projection Room Assistants
  • Print Trafficking Assistants
  • Special Event Greeters/Bartenders (must be 21+)
  • Special Event Production Set-up/Breakdown
  • Visiting Filmmaker/Hospitality Drivers
  • Ticket sellers and box office help

Tallgrass Film Festival Volunteer Thank You Luncheon

All 2014 participating festival volunteers and their families are invited to join TFA's Board & Staff to at the Volunteer Thank You Luncheon on Saturday, November 15 at Botanica (701 Amidon.) Join us for lunch, an awards ceremony, short film screenings and complimentary access to the gardens until 5 pm. THANK YOU!

2014 All Volunteer Meeting

Calling all volunteers - new and returning!

The ALL VOLUNTEER meeting is coming up on Sunday, Oct 5th at 2:30 pm at The Hotel at Old Town. (The meeting is in the Conference center across the street from the hotel.) Light snacks will be provided.

The first 30 minutes will be spent going over the basics: what to do, what not to do, etc. and then volunteers will break into small groups by department (hospitality, box office, tech, events, etc.) for more detailed information, to meet the team leaders and to sign up for days and times and. The meeting will break by 4:30 pm.

Feel free to invite along any new volunteers or anyone who might be interested in volunteering for the most U.S.'s most Stubbornly Independent film festival!