Volunteer | Garden State Film Festival


Take a minute to look over our
Volunteer training flip book by clicking HERE.


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Czar training flip book by clicking HERE.


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For four exciting days, March 31-April 3, 2016, GSFF will welcome film enthusiasts and professionals from around the world to celebrate the best of international cinema. As one of our grandest events to date, we’ll need a stellar team of volunteers to make the Festival a remarkable experience for all our guests. Get involved, meet new people, and discover the latest in international cinema.

 FYI:2016 is our 14th festival ( it’s our third in Atlantic City and prior to that we were in Asbury Park)

GSFF is BIG DEAL!! We have had as many as 35,000 attendees in the past!

We are considered one of the most coveted true indie film festivals in the USA with a stellar reputation globally on the festival circuit.We attract top name celebrities and give everyone a chance to get up close to them ( Hint: watch out Ed Asner who will be with us again this year pinches!) Look who is coming this year! CLICK HERE

You can apply to be a volunteer right now


All volunteers receive a badge that allows them to attend:

  • Any regular screening events
  • Professional Panel Discussions
  • Friday night cocktail party and first screening
  • After parties

PLUS GSFF Volunteer Perks

Light snacks and water while working
Discount Tickets to Awards Dinner
Discount Tickets to Special Events
Free Tote Bag


  • Hospitality
  • Passing Out Programs
  • Greeters
  • Ticket Takers
  • Ticket Sales
  • Ushers
  • Merchandise Sales
  • And more!!

See you soon and THANK YOU!

STILL HAVE QUESTION??? Contact us at volunteer@gsff.org today!!


This year we are using Festival Zone to manage our volunteers. We think you will find it easy to use but here is some help if you need it.

To sign up go to:

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When you first sign onto Festival Zone, you will be taken to the Home Page:

Please click the green button NEW SUBMISSION

This will bring you to a landing page with several red buttons. As you fill in all the information the buttons will become green. Please make use of the tabs you will see such as:

  • Profile-  Please upload a photo..it helps us get to know you!
  • Position – Pick the jobs you would like to do
  • Availability– let us know when you are able to work
  • Skills– let us know a little about your skills
  • Vehicle– FYI We WILL NOT be asking our volunteers to do any driving so just fill with xx’s
  • Comments– Any feed back is good

HINT: Age of majority means you are an adult over 18 years of age.

We hope you will upload a photo. It helps us identify you and get to know you better.

As we get closer to the event you will receive confirmation on what you will be doing , when and where. You will receive this email from noreply@zonefestival.com .(It may go into your spam/junk mail.) So please be on the lookout!



2016 Rack cards are available to be picked up at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City RIGHT NOW. Just ask at the front desk ( be sure and check the hours of the arts garage so you don’t make a needless trip)

If you are in Monmouth County or north you can pick up Rack Cards by contacting diane@gsff.org .

THANK YOU form the bottom of our collective hearts!