2017 Volunteer Schedule


Thank you for volunteering for HRFF28!

Our volunteers are our front line welcome team: helping to usher, scan tickets, collect surveys, serve food at receptions, and create the community spirit for which HRFF is known and loved.

Click on items below to volunteer for specific events and screenings at this year’s Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.

• August 10 (Thursday) Opening Night Reception 

Help serve tasty bites to festival goers at the HRFF28 Opening Reception from 5:30-7:30pm.

• August 10 (Thursday) Opening Night Screening 

Usher, scan tickets and collect surveys from 5:45 – 9:30pm at the Opening Night Screening of BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL.

• August 11 (Friday) – Screening: SEVENTEEN and HANDSOME DEVIL 

For this, and all of the following screenings, our volunteers are part of the team ushering, ticket scanning and welcoming festival goers. Tonight’s screening are two wonderful coming-of-age LGBTQ films. Choose one or more shifts beginning at 5pm or at 7:45pm.

• August 12 (Saturday) – GAY SHORTS SHOWCASE, FORBIDDEN, APRICOT GROVES and SUMMERTIME

A day of short films from around the world exploring the diversity of gay life. Plus three amazing feature films. 4 shifts available beginning at 1:15pm and wrapping up at 10:15pm.

• August 13 (Sunday) – THE NEST, LESBIAN SHORTS SHOWCASE, HEARTLAND and “SECRET MOVIE”

Thought provoking and heartwarming features, plus a “Secret Movie” you won’t want to miss. And a showcase of award winning and crowd-pleasing lesbian-themed short films. 4 shifts available beginning at 1:15pm and wrapping up at 10:15pm.

• August 15 (Tuesday) – GAY SHORTS SHOWCASE II and HEARTSTONE

Part Two of our showcase of gay-themed short films followed by the HEARTSTONE, winner of the Queer Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. 2 shifts available; the first begins at 5:30pm and the second at 7:45pm

• August 16 (Wednesday) – I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE and GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Two remarkable feature films exploring secrets, love lost and found and how our histories shape us. 2 shifts available; the first begins at 5:30pm and the second at 7:45pm

• August 17 (Thursday) – Centerpiece Film: WHOSE STREETS?

The Hawaii premiere of the searing documentary about the Ferguson uprising followed by a discussion with civil rights activist and LGBTQ leader Brittany Ferrell, who is prominently featured in the film. Volunteers needed from 6:30pm – 9pm.

• August 18 (Friday) – 1:54, THE DEATH & LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON, LADY EVA,  and A DATE FOR MAD MARY

Three feature films including the controversial bullying drama 1:54, a deep dive into transgender activist history and a tender story about female friendship. Plus a new short film by award-winning local film makers. Three shifts available, the first beginning at 1pm and the last beginning at 4:45 and running through 7:30pm.