To our amazing volunteers!

I want you to know, that at every screening I’ve been at so far, the loudest applause of all has come when THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS comes on screen. This is a true testament to the amazing work you’re doing and the incredible spirit and energy you bring to this festival. I would go on some more about how wonderful you all are, but there are too many movies to watch and so much volunteering to do!

🔥HOT SHIFTS🔥
The weekend (and the Monday after fest) is when our volunteer needs (and the SWAG bucks) really kick into high gear. Every shift on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is eligible for SWAG, with lots of bonus SWAG opportunities. See if any of these fit with your schedule:

Answer Squad
Saturday: 7:30 am – 12 noon;  4 – 8 pm; 8 pm – 12 midnight **DOUBLE SWAG**
Sunday:  7:30 am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 4 pm; 4 – 8 pm; 8 pm – 12 midnight **DOUBLE SWAG**

Central High School
Saturday: 7:30 – 9:30 am; 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Sunday:  7:30 – 9:30 am;  7:30 – 9:30 pm; 7:30 – 11 pm

Filmmaker Party
Saturday (Setup Crew): 4:30 – 6:30 pm **TRIPLE SWAG**
Saturday (Tear Down Crew): 11:59 pm – 2:00 am **TRIPLE SWAG**

The Kubrick
Saturday: 7:30 – 10:30 am; 4:30 – 7:30 pm; 7:30 – 11:30 pm  **DOUBLE SWAG**
Sunday: 4:30 – 7:30 pm; 7:30 – 11:30 pm **DOUBLE SWAG**

Old Town Playhouse
Sunday:  7:30 – 11:30 am  **DOUBLE SWAG**

Open Space
Saturday (Concessions): 7 -11 pm **TRIPLE SWAG**
Saturday (Ushers): 6:30 pm – 12:30 am **TRIPLE SWAG**
Sunday (Bounce House Attendants – 18+): 6 – 9:30 pm
Sunday (Concessions) 7 – 11 pm **TRIPLE SWAG**
Sunday (Ushers) 6:30 – 12:30 am **TRIPLE SWAG**

State Theatre
Friday: 10 pm – 2 am **TRIPLE SWAG**
Saturday: 7 – 9:30 pm;
Saturday: 10 pm – 2 am  **TRIPLE SWAG**
Sunday: 10 am – 1:30 pm  **DOUBLE SWAG**
Sunday: 7 – 11:30 pm   **TRIPLE SWAG**

Warehouse **DOUBLE SWAG**
Sunday: 1 – 4 pm; 4 – 8 pm

FREE TICKETS 🎟️
We know you love movies, and we love that you volunteer, so we have some free tickets available just for dedicated volunteers. Free tickets are still available to the movies below on a first come, first served basis at the Main Box Office at 120 Park Street (limit 2 per credential per film):

  • AFTER SO MANY DAYS – Saturday 6 pm CHS
  • AWARD WINNER SCREENING – Sunday 9 am CHS
  • BOY HOWDY! – Saturday 12 noon Kubrick
  • THE GENERAL – Sunday 12 noon State
  • THE GREAT HACK – Sunday 3 pm CHS
  • THE INFILTRATORS – Sunday 3 pm COH
  • THE KILL TEAM – Saturday 6 pm Milliken
  • LILY TOMLIN – Saturday – 6 pm COH (Lily Tomlin In Person!)
  • N SCOTT MOMADAY – Sunday 9 am State
  • REWIND – Sunday 3 pm Milliken
  • ROLLING THUNDER REVUE – Sunday 9 pm Kubrick
  • SWORD OF TRUST – Saturday 9 pm Kubrick

SWING, BATTER, SWING!  ⚾
The annual Volunteers vs. Filmmakers softball game is back! Let’s show ’em that not only do we put on a fine film festival, we also put on a great softball game. Game time: 10 am, Saturday, August 3. Place: Civic Center. All are welcome. And a good time will be had by all! Bring gloves, bats, and balls if you have them (especially if you don’t want this to become a kick ball game!) Free team tshirt!

VOLUNTEER PARTY 🎉
First we celebrate movies, then we celebrate you! Be there to redeem your SWAG bucks, take group photos, enjoy delicious food, and toast a great week on Monday, August 5 from 6 – 9 pm on the Lawn at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. You can park at the Power Plant Lot or Munson Lot K.

Now Off We Go!

xoxoxo,

Meg Weichman