The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival is looking for volunteers

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival returns to the Mile High City from November 1 through 11, and is looking for volunteers to help both before and during the annual cinematic extravaganza.

To volunteer, you need to register on the Denver Film Society volunteer scheduling site and then attend one of the many orientation meetings at the Denver Film Center/Colfax headquarters sometime between October 3 and October 22. After orientation, volunteers will be able to set up a flexible schedule in the department of their choice.

The Denver Film Society was founded in 1978, the first year it held a film festival; in 2010 it moved into the Denver Film Center/Colfax, where it shows over 600 during the course of a year. And the place where it shows them earned the Best Movie Theater Food and Drink award in the 2012 Best of Denver.

But the Starz Denver Film Festival is the Denver Film Society's hallmark event. In addition to showing than a hundred films that tackle a wide range of topics and techniques, the festival also hosts seminars, hands out awards and and features special red-carpet premieres.

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