Camden International Film Festival is seeking volunteers for the 2011 festival, which will take place Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. This is an opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to be part of the action, gain experience in film festival planning, connect with filmmakers from around the world and see a selection of documentaries screening for the first time in New England. It also is a chance to support one of the region’s fastest-growing events.

There are a number of ways to help out including ticket-taking, event catering, driving and ushering. Organizers also are looking for dedicated volunteers to help before and after the festival weekend. Volunteers will be rewarded throughout the festival by receiving free tickets to screenings of their choice and further incentives based on the number of hours each volunteer is able to commit.

For more information on joining the excitement and experience one of Maine’s most exciting events, send email to volunteer@camdenfilmfest.org. For more information on the festival itself, visit camdenfilmfest.org/volunteer.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.