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Volunteering at Tallgrass

We truly couldn’t pull off our festival without the support of our dedicated volunteers. Join the team! No filmmaking skills required.

An Essential Part of Our Organization

Whether they are building décor for our parties, selling tickets at the box office, chauffering filmmakers or screening films, we could not accomplish our year-round mission without them. From students to retirees, if you’re interested in movies, community events and are stubbornly independent, we encourage you to discover the possibilities.

Volunteer Benefits Include

  • Access to Wichita premieres of some of the best independent films from around the world (You’ll earn a movie pass for every shift you work!)
  • A one-of-a-kind Tallgrass t-shirt
  • Food & beverage during shifts, plus access to our volunteer lounge
  • Being a part of a community of film loving Wichitans who love supporting local art
  • But most of all, bragging rights for playing an integral role in the country’s most Stubbornly Independent film festival

Volunteer Prescreeners

Our volunteer prescreeners are a vital part of our film screening process. As a prescreener you will watch and review submitted short and feature films. Your reviews and insight will be used to program the festival! Prescreeners can earn passes and tickets to the festival by watching films as well as additional benefits throughout the year.

We aren’t currently accepting prescreener applications, please check back later in 2023 if you are interested.