For 1,800 volunteers from across the country and around the world, Sundance Film Festival is a truly a labor of love. Long hours and unpredictable winter weather are just the beginning of challenges these hardy souls endure during the 10-day event. Sure, there are great perks: free film screenings, front-row access to the stars and those snazzy volunteer jackets. But what brings most volunteers back year after year isn't about getting something in return.

We talked to Stacy, Sundance volunteer manager at Park City's iconic Egyptian Theatre, about why she first became a festival volunteer and what has kept her coming back for more than a decade.

  
Filmed by Amanda Pratt 

Melissa Fields is a Utah-based freelance writer. Her blog is utahvagabond.com.