Get Involved


The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) at Cinema
Paradiso will be celebrating its 29th anniversary this year and we would like you to be part of the fun and excitement. 
FLIFF has been expanding its schedule during regular daily operations.  Not only have we been adding more movies, we have increased the
number of events that are related to the films that are being presented to our membership and the general public. 
This increase in events and special features, many of which are free to members only, or members and the public, requires sufficient volunteers on hand to handle ticket processing, Will Call table, ushering, bartending, food services and some occasional light duty office tasks.
With quite a few events ongoing, FLIFF is going to need volunteers all year  and, for this reason, many volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers enjoy terrific benefits, including participation in our fun- filled activities, meeting celebrities and seeing outstanding films.  You can also expect to work short shifts (usually not more than four hours).  Count on getting a behind- the-scenes view of  festivals and movie business in general.  You will meet many new people in and out of the film business and, most of all, you will be in a work environment that is both exhilarating and entertaining
Some of the past activities include: Our Eggtacular, Cinco de Mayo,
Kentucky Derby Event, Spanish mini- festival, Italian mini-festival and a fabulous French mini-festival.  On April 2, we will be presenting Ernest Borgnine and Doris Roberts, in person, who will introduce their new film., “Another Harvest Moon.”   Enjoy great events, movies and fun.  Sign up today.   You will be glad you did.
If you would like to become one of our efficient and dedicated members of FLIFF volunteers, please complete the attached application. Thanks from all of us at FLIFF!
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization serving South Florida with the best value in great entertainment.
FLIFF/Cinema Paradiso Volunteer Application
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Sign up for volunteering all year.  You will receive volunteer opportunities by email on a regular basis.
Please email your application to Janet Schwartz, our Volunteer Coordinator at

If you need more information, call Irwin at 954-292-2914

The very best way to get involved is to become a member.  You can sign on just to attend films and events...or you can do what many of our members do for us...send emails, introduce potential new members, make suggestions, roll up your sleeves and jump in!

Join US in making Cinema Paradiso the cultural diamond of Broward County.  To join all you need is $1,000 and a commitment to assisting the effort.
Please contact Gregory von Hausch, President & CEO by emailing

The 35 member Board of Directors is always interested in bring new members on-board.  If you think you have something to offer, please contact Gregory von Hausch, President & CEO by emailing
The Board members are responsible for $500 in annual dues (by January 31st of each year) and $1,000 in cash support of the LIFF (by September 1st of each year).