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!

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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

BRONZE PASS $2,500

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!

Experience all that MVFF has to offer in style. With the Bronze Pass, you’re granted total access to star-studded special events, parties and, of course, films! First access to the theater gives you first choice of the best available seats in the house. Add to that priority year-round benefits and you’ll never want to experience events another way.

  • All access to MVFF programs! Films, Panels, Music, Tributes, Opening Night and Parties.
  • First entry  – Line A
  • Access to the Filmmaker Lounges, including complimentary wine, beer and snacks
  • Exclusive program reveal with Executive Director and Founder
  • Recognition as a supporter in MVFF publications and on-screen year-round
  • Year round member benefits include first choice of premiere screenings and special events

NOTE: RSVP required for all programs and events by designated date to ensure access. Passes are non-transferable. Pass is for one person. Dual passes available.

$2,500 SINGLE
Tax deductible portion is $2,377

SILVER PASS $5,000

The ultimate Red Carpet, Year-Round Experience!

Experience all that MVFF and the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center has to offer all year long! This all-access pass is the ultimate year-round VIP experience!

Enjoy all the benefits of the Bronze Pass (see above), plus:

  • Reserved seating at MVFF screenings with RSVP (held up to 15 min before showtime)
  • Complimentary access to films and events at the Rafael 365 days of the year!
  • First priority to exclusive premiere film screenings and receptions year-round
  • First entry and reserved seating at Member Screenings year round
  • Complimentary access and reserved seating at the Academy Awards Night screening party

NOTE: RSVP required for all programs and events by designated date to ensure access. Passes are non-transferable. Pass is for one person. Dual passes available.

$5,000 SINGLE
Tax deductible portion is $4,744

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Also, click to view Frequently Asked Questions)

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