You are doing such a great job. A really really great job. We’ve got the best volunteer tshirt ever (back in stock in the Main Office at 232 E. Front Street BTW, come get them!). The best crew ever. And I can’t even tell you how happy it makes me to see you all out there all working together to make this week possible. It’s breathtaking.
We’ve already hosted the most hoppin’ party in TC and fêted a film legend, and this is only the beginning. We hope you’ve gotten a taste of the exhilaration of festival fun. There’s nothing else like it. And thank you already for sticking around to help past your scheduled shifts. There’s just something about that TCFF camaraderie – we’re all in this together!
So please check the list below and see if you can lend your talents to one of our shifts in the most need:
Thursday: 8 pm – 12 midnight *DOUBLE SWAG*
Friday: 8 pm – 12 midnight *DOUBLE SWAG*
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday: 7:30 – 11 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – 10:30 am
Friday: 7:30 – 11:30 pm *DOUBLE SWAG*
Saturday: 7:45 am – 10:30 am *DOUBLE SWAG*
OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE
Thursday: 7 – 11:30 pm *DOUBLE SWAG*
Friday: 7 – 11:30 pm *DOUBLE SWAG*
Saturday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am *DOUBLE SWAG*
Saturday: 10 am – 1:30 pm*DOUBLE SWAG*
GREEN ROOM DELIVERIES
Lots of shifts – all *DOUBLE SWAG*
Saturday (Setup Crew): 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday (Vendor Delivery Assistance): 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Friday: 7 – 11:30 pm
Thursday: 4 – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 7 – 9:30 pm
Friday: 7 – 11:30 pm *DOUBLE SWAG*
Saturday: 4 – 7:30 pm *TRIPLE SWAG*
Any shift at the Warehouse is worth double SWAG. Any shift that starts after 7 pm, any shift on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday is worth one SWAG buck. Any shift that starts after 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday is a DOUBLE SWAG shift. And then there are occasionally above designated special shifts that are DOUBLE and TRIPLE SWAG shifts. Your SWAG bucks can be redeemed for interesting prizes at the Volunteer Party on Monday, August 6 from 6 – 9 pm on the Lawn of the Grand Traverse Commons.
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 121 E. Front Street (limit 2 per credential per film):
“Shorts AF” – Thursday 12 midnight State
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” – Friday 6 pm CHS
“Blaze” – Saturday 9 pm Kubrick
“The Captain” – Sunday 3 pm COH
“Crime + Punishment” – Friday 12 noon CHS
“The Eyes of Orson Welles” – Saturday 6 pm COH
“Filmworker” – Saturday 6 pm Milliken
“Filmworker” – Sunday 3 pm State
“The Heat” – Friday 3 pm COH
“The Long Dumb Road” – Friday 9 pm Kubrick
“McQueen” – Friday 3 pm State
“Minding the Gap” – Saturday 3 pm CHS
“A Murder in Mansfield” – Sunday 6 pm CHS
“Nancy” – Saturday 9 am COH
“Never Goin’ Back” – Saturday 9 pm COH
“Our New President” – Sunday State 12 noon
“Say Her Name” – Saturday 3 pm Milliken
“The Sentence” – Sunday 9 am Kubrick
Streaker – Friday 12 noon Kubrick
“Time for Ilhan” – Saturday 3 pm Kubrick
“White Tide” – Friday 9 pm CHS
“Youth Unstoppable” – Friday 3 pm CHS
We expect fine weather for our fine movies, but just in case rain showers blow through, remember the shuttles as a convenient and dry way to reach your festival destination. Actually, it’s a great way to get around no matter what the weather! There’s easy parking at the NMC Cherry Lot and Meijer Park-n-Ride to get you Downtown. And it’s also a great place to volunteer. See the above Answer Squad shifts to give it a whirl! For those of you who experienced glitches on Day 1 with the the new system, please rest assured that we are working to solve all problems and improve maps and signage.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
You have a couple of days left to practice your swing, warm up your throwing arm, and work on your fielding skills before the big annual Volunteers vs. Filmmakers Softball Game. It happens Saturday, August 4, at 10 am at the Civic Center. Not a player? Come cheer your fellow volunteers on! Bring sneakers and a glove, and we’ll provide the commemorative tshirt!
We’re moving. We’re grooving. We’re gonna have the best festival ever.
And if you haven’t heard it recently, thank you, thank you, thank you! You make this thing a living, breathing marvel.