Monday, January 11, 2010

Call for Volunteers

2010 represents a whole new challenge--as well as a whole new makeover--for the Memphis Film Society. At the present we have hosted the occassional film industry mixer (some open, some private) and offered mentoring services when requested. This year we want to not only make both of these our primary mission, but to create mixers on a regular (monthly) basis and offer several new programs that will directly assist independent, low budget filmmakers in Memphis finish their projects.

To accomplish all of this, we will need volunteers. Primarily, we need 1-2 outgoing personalities to plan and organize events for MFS. A knowledge of fundraising would be a plus, but isn't completely necessary. In addition to those folks, we could also use a core group of 3-5 volunteers to assist with hosting these events, as well as helping coordinate our filmmaker assistance programs.

In addition to the monthly mixers, we hope to have a program in place to provide filmmakers with camera and light gear that can be used for 60-day periods (through an application process) and to have a one-on-one mentoring program that will allow people working in the Memphis' film scene to get advice from professionals in their field.

If you are interested in volunteering for MFS, please contact us at for more information and to attend our next organizational meeting.