Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Mountainfilm. We will begin accepting applications in January 2013. If you would like to be contacted via email when applications open, please join our community and check that you have an interest in "Volunteering".
How does Mountainfilm transform the tiny alpine hamlet of Telluride, Colorado, into a world-class documentary film extravaganza? Volunteers! For each festival, we rely on the true grit and devotion of 200 plus volunteers from around the planet. Who can volunteer? Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and willing to smile endlessly, get their hands dirty, problem solve, work hard and commit to a four-day weekend of rubbing shoulders with filmmakers, environmentalists, activists, writers, artists and concerned citizens of the world.
In exchange for approximately 16 hours of work volunteers receive a Sunshine Pass. For working an additional six hours, volunteers can upgrade to the all-access Wilson Pass.
Mountainfilm's Deposit Policy
A credit card or check in the amount of $320 (Sunshine) or $370 (Wilson) is required as part of the Mountainfilm in Telluride festival volunteer application process. The payment acts as a deposit against the completion of your shifts. This payment will not be deposited if your commitment is completely and satisfactorily fulfilled. If your shifts are completely and satisfactorily completed, we will destroy your credit card information. If you do not complete your volunteer requirements, your $320 (Sunshine) or $370 (Wilson) will be charged or deposited.
Cancelling Your Volunteer Application
You can cancel until Sunday, May 12th, and we will shred your check or destroy your credit card information. Please send your request to cancel by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After May 12th, your deposit is non-refundable. Emergency cancellations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, please see our Volunteer FAQ page.