Volunteering

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CSIF is a member-driven organization and therefore relies heavily on volunteer support within our community. Whether you want to get your Production Membership volunteer hours in, or just want to become more active in Calgary's independent film community, we are happy to meet you to discuss what skills you can offer. If you are interested in volunteering, you can be added to our volunteer mailing list to automatically get emails anytime a volunteer position opens up on SignUp.com. New volunteers are encouraged to attend our monthly member orientation sessions, usually held on the first Saturday of each month.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Current ON-SET volunteer positions 

Illimitable The Movie

CSIF Member: Nicholas Fera Marinucci

Nic is working hand in hand with local talent, businesses and the provincial government to showcase this Calgary based film. Volunteers will receive CSIf volunteer hours towards their Production Membership.

Nic is currently looking for on-set CSIF volunteers for the roles of:

  • Camera operator (Canon C200 Mark II)
  • Mic/boom operator
  • Anyone who has experience around horses or own a horse

Please contact illimitablethemovie@gmail.com and Nic at nicholasmarinucci@me.com if interested.

My Heart is a Marshmellow 

CSIF Member: Nina Sudra 

The feature is a community independent experimental film, we are playing with different filmmaking techniques and do not have a budget as of now. But are looking for a few crew positions. 

At the moment we are looking for a general Production assistant with some set experience who can drive that is available for August Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14.

         Volunteer Casting Call

    • 1 Golfer - male/ female/ other, Age: 28-45
    • No golf skills necessary but beneficial
      Shoot date - Tuesday August 13
      8:30am - 11:30am
      Location - SE Douglasdale 
      Contact: Sonal 403-681-1225 or sonal@btpix.ca

It’s Only a Problem When It Leads to Murder

CSIF Members: Jen Chen & Daniel Pisterzi (FISH Fund Recipients) 

Production title: It’s Only a Problem When It Leads to Murder

Logline: A couple spice up their love life by breaking into other couple's homes. They're not the only ones with secrets…
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Short Film (10-12 minutes)
Required Commitment: location planning, 2-4 days of production
Production location: Calgary
Compensation: volunteer with food on production days
Production Company: DunGen Productions
Directors/Producers: Jen Chen, Daniel Pisterzi
Contact info: dungenproductions@gmail.com

Director of Photography:

We are looking for a talented DP for our short film! The role would include collaborating on a stylistic vision for the project and executing. We have a really great set - a beautiful acreage home with a perfect attic set piece for the film’s finale. This role would include camera operation and lighting. The set is mostly indoors, so lighting will be really important for this project. If you have a team of people you like to work with, we’re happy to discuss bringing them onto the project with us as well!
Our film received the FISH Fund Grant through CSIF, so we are excited to be able to get the equipment you'd need to execute our collaborative vision.
If interested, please email us some samples of your work!

Production Sound:
Sound is one of the most important aspects of film - and we know it. We are looking for a talented Production Sound person who can capture great sound on set, including boom operation and audio monitoring.
If interested, please email us some samples of your work!

Other roles:
We have a few opportunities to help out with various aspects of the film from PAs, lighting and audio support, and script supervision.

 For further inquiries about on-set volunteering, or if you are a member who needs volunteer help on your film, please email production@csif.org. 

TYPES OF VOLUNTEERING  

PROGRAMMING 

  • Concession (making popcorn and selling drinks)
  • Ticket sales
  • Ushering
  • Documentation (photo/video)
  • Setup/ Takedown

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Event posters/ branding
  • General CSIF promotions
  • Advertising designs

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

  • Database setup and entry
  • Resource & film library organization
  • Data entry

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH

  • Creating video content for outreach and communications
  • Postering and promotional distribution around Calgary

COMMITTEE WORK

Committee members work in collaboration with board members and staff to create an annual plan and make decisions in regards to implementing that plan. There may also be one-time tasks created as part of working on these committees, which can be divided between committee members, staff and volunteers. CSIF welcomes new members to the following committees year-round:

  • Communications
  • Programming
  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilities
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Finance & Policy