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Criteria for participating as a volunteer for the
Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Wednesday, June
21st - Sunday, June 25th.
(To Be Determined)

To all Volunteer Candidates! There will be a volunteer orientation meeting at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center about 1 week before the festival. Information will be provided to all registered volunteers. It will last approximately one hour. There will be an electronic presentation, time for answers to questions and printouts of the current roster so you can easily see where the needs are.

The online registration and scheduling system ( empowers you to create and manage your own schedule. Experience doing a particular activity makes everything go smoother so "repeat" as possible.

VENUES: Our "Celestial Cinema" under the stars at the Wailea Golf Resort (Gold/Emerald course) continues to be our featured venue while the MACC (Maui Arts & Cultural Center) in Kahului screens both daytime and evening films. Each year the festival gifts the community with free films at Wailea Beach (in front of the Four Seasons resort). That venue is now called "Toes-In-The-Sand Cinema" (formerly SandDance) and the screening night is Saturday Night, June 18th. We will not be hosting a SEASIDE CINEMA MUSIC CAFÉ & SUNSET LOUNGE at the Grand Wailea this year, however, the opening night festivities "TASTE OF SUMMER" will be at the Grand Wailea. Volunteer needs are "to be determined."
DRESS CODE: As "Ambassadors of Aloha" we ask that you present yourself in the same professional manner you would any employer; clean clothes, attention to hygeine, and good walking shoes. Many jobs require being on your feet, walking up and down a fairly steep ramp and walking on grass. Please refrain from wearing slippers ("sandals" for you mainlanders) as they can severely limit your mobility and safety. The official uniform of the MFF@Wailea Volunteer is khaki (tan) or black shorts, pants or skirt and the official MFF T-Shirt you will receive when you check in for your first shift, in the size and gender you indicate when you register .
COMMITMENT: If you commit to a shift and accept tickets for events that occur before your shift, and then don't show up, you'll be asked to return the tickets. If you make a commitment, please honor it.

Back by popular demand: Firstlight Academy Screenings (our winter festival) passes are once again part of our generous "thank you" perks for volunteers! Each 4 hour volunteer shift entitles volunteers to two movie vouchers good at this year's Maui Film Festival at Wailea only PLUS 1 BONUS voucher/pass.

The BONUS; you have to choose between another MFF@W voucher that is only good during the 5-day summer festival, OR, 1 movie pass good through May 31, 2017 and applicable to Firstlight Academy Screenings at the MACC (Nov./Dec. 2016) or any Maui Film Festival sponsored film at the MACC that isn't a fundraiser. The caveat is that there is no way to guarantee a 2016 Firstlight Academy Screenings or that there will be future MFF sponsored screening such as "Candlelight Cafe." But, if/when there are, and they aren't fundraisers, and they occur between June 2016 and May 31, 2017, your bonus ticket will be honored at the MACC.

An evening at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea requires two vouchers per person, so if you work two shifts and you select an MFF@W voucher for your shift bonus, you will have earned an evening at the Celestial Cinema for you and two friends (or 3 nights just for you). 

Certain "hard to staff" late night shifts which also involve end of night clean-up will receive one extra voucher per shift. Again, you can decide which festival (summer of winter) you want to select for the late shift bonus.
VOLUNTEER PARKING: Parking for volunteers is at the Blue Course at the Wailea Golf Course (below Mulligan's). Head south past the resorts of Wailea. Turn left at the intersection immediately after you pass the Fairmont Kealani - pull into first drive on right and right again into the lower Mulligan's parking lot. Arrive 10-15 minutes before you are scheduled to check in at the Volunteer desk at the Celestial Cinema (see map). Veteran volunteers will show you where to go once you get on the shuttle.

Keith Ranney
Volunteer Manager
Maui Film Festival at Wailea


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