Volunteer for the 20th Annual Maryland Film Festival!



Already submitted your application?  Schedule your shifts now by following the instructions below:

Instructions on how to schedule your shifts

The film festival uses an online self-scheduling portal to allow volunteer to choose shifts at the festival.  You can access this portal with the information below. The volunteer coordinator has assigned roles based on the preferences on your volunteer application and the needs of the festival. You can return to the portal at any time to view, change your shifts, and print your schedule.

To reach the scheduling site go to the following web address:


USERNAME: Your username to access the scheduling site is the e-mail address you provided in your volunteer application.

PASSWORD: The password is: mdff20

(When you log on to the site, it will ask you to enter in a new password)

If you have any  questions or would  like us to help you schedule a shift directly, e-mail us at volunteers@mdfilmfest.com or call us at 410-752-8083.

Have trouble scheduling? Detailed Instructions for logging on to the site and scheduling a shift are below.

  1. Go to https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/?FROM=141015
  2. For the username, enter the e-mail address you submitted on your  volunteer application. For your password, use the password “mdff20” or click on the “forgot your password?” link.
  3. Click on “My schedule” or “Choose Shifts” to choose shifts. You will be taken to a view of a calendar. Make sure you are on the month of May to view available  shifts at the festival.
  4. You can either see all the shifts for any volunteer assignments you’ve been assigned for, or choose shifts in a particular assignment by choosing from the scroll down menu in the blue rectangle near the top of the schedule page. Remember that the festival has many sites this year, so keep in mind the area or venue you are scheduling.
  5. You can see available shifts by clicking on any of the days with “Help Wanted” icons in the calendar.  Make sure you go to the May calendar to view festival shifts.
  6. After you click on a “Help Wanted” icon, you will see a list of available shifts you can choose. Click on “Schedule me” to choose a shift.
  7. A confirmation page will appear next. Click on Yes or No at the bottom to confirm or take yourself off  the shift.
  8. You will see the shift you chose on the next page. Click continue to return to  the calendar view.

When you come back to the calendar, you will see the shift you chose listed on the calendar.

  1. You can see a printable version of the schedule you’ve chosen by clicking on “printable view” near the  bottom of the page.
  2. To return to the calendar and choose more shifts, click “continue” on the bottom of the  page or on “My Schedule.”
  3. To leave the  MFF Volunteer Scheduling  Site, click “Exit” on the bottom of the page. To return to the scheduling site, you will need to go back to the original address given in the e-mail or going to  the volunteer page of the website at www.mdfilmfest.com/festival/volunteer.  You can come back at any time to view your schedule.
  4. To remove yourself from a shift, click on “Check schedule” or “My schedule”. Click on any of the days with a shift listed.  A list of shifts will appear. Click on “remove me” to remove yourself from the shift. You will be able to remove yourself up to 5 days before your shift. After that, you will need to contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@mdfilmfest.com or 410-752-8083.

QUESTIONS? Email volunteers@mdfilmfest.com, or contact the MdFF office at 410-752-8083 ext. 250