Please apply to be a volunteer right now!


GSFF has events all year round that you could help us with.

The Garden State Film Festival relies on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers year round.  We seek volunteers locally, nationally, and internationally who share a commitment to supporting independent film & the arts.  

We can’t do what we do without you! 

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For four exciting days, March 22 – March 25, 2018, 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: 2018 is our 16th festival (From 2014 to 2017, it was held in Atlantic City. Beginning in 2018, it will move back to 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.


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

Mingle with filmmakers & celebrities
snacks and water while working
Discount Tickets to Special Events



  • 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:




When you first sign on , 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.

PLEASE 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!



2018 Rack cards are available to be picked up in Monmouth County by contacting diane@gsff.org .

THANK YOU from the bottom of our collective hearts!

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

(We know these are for 2017..but they will give you an idea of what to expect in 2018)


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



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Thank you for your continued support!