Volunteer at BFF 2020!

Volunteers are our true BFF’s! We rely on hundreds of NWA Volunteers that generously dedicate their time and commitment to the BFF and showcasing our beautiful NWA community. The 2020 Bentonville Film Festival runs August 5 – 8, 2020.

What does a BFF Volunteer Do?

  • Volunteer shifts are 4-6 hours.
  • Most volunteer shifts are Tuesday through Friday during the day, with a small number of evening and weekend shifts.
  • Indoor and outdoor positions available, with many different locations throughout Bentonville, including Record Downtown, 21c Museum Hotel, Film Screenings at The Walmart World Room, Skylight Cinema, and more!


  • Volunteers receive free admission to all public screenings and panels that are not sold out.
  • Volunteers receive an official BFF gear to wear during shifts and keep after the festival is over.
  • Be a part of the action while experiencing new and exciting Bentonville venues.
  • Past Special Guests have included Geena Davis, Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Robert De Niro, David Arquette, Terry Crews, Jewel, John Cena and many more in addition to countless independent filmmakers, and industry and corporate changemakers.

How do I Apply?

  • Applications for the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival are open
  • Anyone over 18 may apply.
  • Applying is quick and easy! Simply click on the link below:

2020 Volunteer Timelines

Please remember your availability is very important to our venue managers:

  • When selecting our volunteers each year, priority is given to applicants that are able to work 3 or more shifts
  • Most volunteer shifts are Tuesday through Friday during the day, with a small number of evening and weekend shifts from August 5 – 8, 2020
  • Previous BFF Volunteers in good standing can login to Shiftboard and update their availability anytime. We love our volunteers at BFF and we are very thankful that the majority of our volunteers come back year after year. As a thank you we give first priority to scheduling our returning volunteers.
    • In order to ensure your priority scheduling as a returning volunteer in good standing, please be sure to update your availability by July 1, 2020.

We are here to help!

For any questions regarding how to apply to volunteer or any general volunteer questions please email volunteer@bentonvillefilmfestival.com