Hey Party People,

We welcomed movie lovers to TC on a spectacular Opening Night and are getting in that 9 am to 9 pm (or 12 midnight!) screening groove. We hope you have met some great people and are on your way to getting hooked on a FEELING — the volunteering at film fest feeling! Cause if so, we’ve got some shifts that could use some attention and some other announcements to help you get the best out of your week.

🔥HOT SHIFTS🔥
The weather may have been unseasonably chilly (relatively speaking), but things are heating up at the festival with these HOT SHIFTS!

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

Central High School
Saturday: 7:30 – 9:30 am; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30 – 3:30 pm; 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Filmmaker Party
Saturday (Setup Crew): 4:30 – 6:30 pm **TRIPLE SWAG**

The Kubrick
Thursday: 7:30 – 11:30 pm
Friday: 4:30 – 7:30 pm; 7:30 – 11:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 – 10:30 am; 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Old Town Playhouse
Friday: 7:30 – 10:30 am; 4:30 – 7:30 pm; 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Open Space
Thursday (Concessions): 7 -11 pm
Friday (Ushers): 6:30 pm – 12:30 am
Saturday (Concessions): 7 -11 pm **TRIPLE SWAG**
Saturday (Ushers): 6:30 pm – 12:30 am **TRIPLE SWAG**

Warehouse **DOUBLE SWAG**
Friday: 1 – 4 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 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 PARKLAND – Saturday 3 pm CHS
  • 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
  • GREAT LAKES, GREAT SHORTS – Saturday 3 pm CHS
  • THE INFILTRATORS – Saturday 9 pm Milliken
  • THE INFILTRATORS – Sunday 3 pm COH
  • THE KILL TEAM – Saturday 6 pm Milliken
  • LILY TOMLIN Saturday – 6 pm COH
  • MIKE’S SURPRISE – Sunday 3 pm Kubrick
  • N SCOTT MOMADAY – Sunday 9 am State
  • REWIND – Sunday 3 pm Milliken
  • ROLLING THUNDER REVUE – Sunday 9 pm Kubrick
  • SAFE SPACES – Friday 9 pm Kubrick
  • SWORD OF TRUST – Saturday 9 pm Kubrick
  • SAINT FRANCES – Friday 3 pm CHS
  • YOUTH UPRISING SHORTS – Friday 3 pm Milliken

SWAG REMINDER & UPDATES
Get a SWAG Buck to spend on some interesting prizes at the Volunteer Party on Monday, August 5 at 6 pm on the Lawn at the Grand Traverse Commons, for working a shift that meets any of the following criteria. There are also lots of specifically designated SWAG shifts when you login to sign up.

  • All shifts on SATURDAY, SUNDAY, and MONDAY (8/5) of the festival
  • Any shift that runs into the midnight hour on any day (namely, our Open Space Shifts)
  • Warehouse Volunteers receive DOUBLE SWAG BUCKS at any time they volunteer in our festival hub (it’s that critical to operations)
  • NEW! Answer Squad Volunteers receive DOUBLE SWAG BUCKS any time they volunteer

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!

Thank you again for making this festival go go go. Let’s keep it rolling 🎥 and if you see me around this week, I’m all ears for your best volunteer stories — spill!

xoxoxo,

Meg Weichman