Getting Involved

The Committee

The ANU Film Group is run on a day-to-day basis by a dedicated committee of volunteers. The Committee consists of twenty members and is selected each year at the Annual General Meeting. Our AGM is always advertised on our website and at screenings, and any member of the Group is encouraged to come along and perhaps even run for a spot on the Committee.

The Committee meets approximately once a month to make decisions on how to run the Group. In addition to attending meetings, Committee members are also the people who work as Duty Managers at screenings – you will usually find them sitting behind the computer on your way in or selling memberships.

All Committee members can also run for a number of committee officer positions that are filled at the first committee meeting, ensuring that every aspect of the Group is looked after. Work can involve in everything from film programming and film booking to marketing, graphic design, fundraising, event planning and much more.

If you would like more information on the committee, the various roles available, and whether there are any current vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held towards the beginning of each screening year. In 2024, this will be on Monday 18 March at 6 pm in the Cinema.

Any member of the Group is encouraged to come along, hear about how we’ve done for the past 12 months, ask questions, and perhaps even run for a spot on the Committee.

At the AGM, those present will seek to fill four Executive positions – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer – as well as 16 general Committee member positions:

  • President oversees the committee and the overall running of the group by chairing meetings and providing direction where necessary.
  • Vice President assists the President as required and also looks after our team of projectionists, including rostering.
  • Secretary is responsible for administrative side of the Group, including filing our annual return with the ACT government, and taking minutes at meetings throughout the year.
  • Treasurer manages the financial aspects of the Group, from paying invoices and projectionist, setting budgets and issuing invoices. He or she is also responsible for preparing our accounts at the end of each financial year for external auditing.
  • General Committee members assist in looking after day-to-day aspects of the Group. At a minimum, they are required to attend committee meetings and assist with front of house duties but there are also a wide range of officer positions and ongoing tasks throughout the year.


If you are interested in helping out with the Group but don’t want to join the Committee, there are a number of other ways that you can still lend a hand.

In addition to a Duty Manager, every screening also requires a door person to operate the card scanner in order to check in members and their guests. No specific skills or qualifications are required other than a friendly smile and the ability to turn up when rostered! Best of all, after doing a set number of sessions per season, door persons receive a complementary membership for the following season.

A call for door people usually goes out prior to the start of each year, so keep an eye on our website or sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about it. If you’re interested in any of these roles, or would like more information, be sure to get in touch with us.


The Group employs a small team of people as projectionists to operate the equipment and screen films at our screenings. These are casual roles that are paid in accordance to our Certified Agreement and the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010.

Projectionist vacancies are usually advertised on our website, but if you’re keen on being contacted should a vacancy arise, please send us an email with an expression of interest and your latest resumé.