CFI MEMBERSHIP

Film has the power to inspire, educate, entertain and create conversation.
As a CFI member, you will be at the heart of it.

  • 365 days of innovative programming at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center — Members get discounted tickets
  • Conversations with filmmakers at the Mill Valley Film Festival — Members get first access
  • CFI Education’s visual literacy programs offered to diverse students — Memberships support our free education programs.

Be a part of the conversation… become a member today!

Questions about membership?
Email membership@cafilm.org

The California Film Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your membership provides key support for our mission of celebrating and promoting film as art and education. The tax deductions noted below are based on average usage; please check with your tax consultant.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

CFI BENEFITS THAT COME WITH ALL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:
  • Reduced rate at the Christopher B. Smith Film Center
  • Discounted beer & wine at the Smith Rafael Film Center
  • CFI film & event updates via email , and the Smith Rafael Film Center schedule mailed to you quarterly
  • A print copy of the Mill Valley Film Festival schedule mailed to members first
  • Free Member screening during MVFF
  • Sneak preview of MVFF films & events

ASSOCIATE $80

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• One member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Two invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: Fourth group (prior to the general public)
Fully tax deductible

FILM FAN $130

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Two member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Guest vouchers to the Rafael (two upon joining or renewing)
• Four invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: Fourth group (prior to the general public)
Fully tax deductible

GOLD STAR $265

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Two member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Guest vouchers to the Rafael (two upon joining or renewing)
• Five invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Line 2 access at MVFF screenings – Gets you in earlier for a better pick of seats
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: Third group
Fully tax deductible

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $345

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Two member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Guest vouchers to the Rafael (two upon joining or renewing)
• Seven invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Line 2 access at MVFF screenings – Gets you in earlier for a better pick of seats
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: Second group
• Annual filmmaker highlight event (private screening and reception)
Tax-deductible portion: $326

PREMIER PATRON $680

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Two member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Guest vouchers to the Rafael (two upon joining or renewing)
• Eight invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Line 2 access at MVFF screenings – Gets you in earlier for a better pick of seats
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: First group for first pick of tickets!
• Annual filmmaker highlight event (private screening and reception)
• Lounge access during MVFF – wine, snacks & conversation!
• MVFF Opening OR Closing Night tickets (film & party) – big buzz events!
Tax-deductible portion: $661

CINEMA BENEFACTOR $1,300

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Two member-priced ticket to the Rafael per visit
• Guest vouchers to the Rafael (two upon joining or renewing)
• Nine invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Line 2 access at MVFF screenings – Gets you in earlier for a better pick of seats
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: First group for first pick of tickets!
• Annual filmmaker highlight event (private screening and reception)
• Lounge access during MVFF – wine, snacks & conversation!
• MVFF Opening AND Closing Night tickets (film & party) – big buzz events!
• MVFF Opening Night VIP Pre-Reception
• Sixteen MVFF vouchers (for regular screenings, does not include events)
Tax-deductible portion: $1211

MVFF FAST PASS $2,500 Single / $5,000 Dual

Experience MVFF in style! This is the only pass that allows access to star-studded events, parties, films and… everything else MVFF has to offer!

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Exclusive program reveal cocktail reception with Executive Director & Founder
• Line A access at MVFF screenings – best pick of seats
• All access (no tickets needed) to MVFF Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces, Opening & Closing Nights
• All access (no tickets needed) to MVFF films, panels, shorts, parties, brunches & receptions
• Access to lounge during MVFF – wine, snacks & conversation!
• Concierge RSVP service
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: First group for first pick of tickets for friends & family
• Annual filmmaker highlight event (private screening & reception)
• Nine invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• Recognition as a supporter in MVFF publications and on-screen year-round
Tax-deductible portion: $2,377/$4,755

CFI FAST PASS $5,000 Single / $10,000 Dual

The ultimate Red Carpet, Year-Round Experience!

CFI BENEFITS, PLUS:
• Reserved seating at MVFF with RSVP (up to 15 min before)
• Exclusive program reveal cocktail reception with Executive Director & Founder
• All access (no tickets needed) to MVFF Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces, Opening & Closing Nights
• All access (no tickets needed) to MVFF films, panels, shorts, parties, brunches & receptions
• Access to lounge during MVFF – wine, snacks & conversation!
• Concierge RSVP service
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: First group for first pick of tickets for friends & family
• All access (no tickets needed) to CFI programmed films and events at the Rafael year-round
• Invites to exclusive film screenings and receptions year-round at the Rafael
• Annual filmmaker highlight event (private screening & reception)
• Nine invites to free member screenings year-round (at minimum)
• First entry at member screenings screenings – No waiting in lines!
• Reserved seating at Oscar Night with RSVP (up to 15 min before show)
• Recognition as a supporter in MVFF publications and on-screen year-round
Tax-deductible portion: $4,744/$9,548

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Memberships valid one year from the date of enrollment and are non-transferable.