MEMBERSHIP

Film has the power to inspire, educate, entertain, and bring us together. Be part of a fun and culturally involved community.

Your Membership makes a vital impact in our community

The California Film Institute, a 501(c)(3) is a Marin-based nonprofit arts organization with the mission to celebrate and promote film as art and education.
We strive to advance the expression of independent voices from individuals, peoples and cultures from around the globe.  

As a thank you for your support, we give back incredible member benefits - from MVFF early ticket access, to always getting the lowest ticket price, to free
member screenings all year long... and that’s just to name a few!

Our Members have shaped CFI into what it is today. When you’re  a CFI member, you allow  us the ability to continue doing what we love and
share the art of film with you.

Join a fun and culturally involved community, today!


“We are now more than ever convinced of the power of cinema to unite and positively strengthen community, locally and internationally.”
- Founder and Executive Director Mark Fishkin

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  One (1) discounted ticket to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Smith Rafael Film Center screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Minimum of four (4) invites to free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 4th day of member pre-sale week – before the general public!

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* Your membership is fully tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  Two (2) Smith Rafael Film Center film vouchers
●  Two (2) discounted tickets to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Minimum of six (6) invites to free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 4th day of member pre-sale week – before the general public!

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* Your membership is fully tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

 

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  Two (2) Smith Rafael Film Center film vouchers
●  Two (2) discounted tickets to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Minimum of eight (8) invites to free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 3rd day of member pre-sale week
●  Entry line B access at MVFF screenings

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* Your membership is fully tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

 

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  Two (2) Smith Rafael Film Center film vouchers
●  Two (2) discounted tickets to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Minimum of ten (10) invites to free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine
 Two (2) Filmmaker Highlight screening & reception tickets

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 2nd day of member pre-sale week
●  Entry line B access at MVFF screenings

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* A portion of your membership is tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

 

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  Two (2) Smith Rafael Film Center film vouchers
●  Two (2) discounted tickets to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Invites to ALL free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine
●  Two (2) Filmmaker Highlight screening & reception tickets

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 1st day of member pre-sale week
●  Entry line B access at MVFF screenings
 Filmmaker Lounge access
●  Two (2) Opening OR Closing Night Film & Party tickets

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* A portion of your membership is tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

 

YEAR-ROUND
●  Support CFI Education youth programs
●  Two (2) Smith Rafael Film Center film vouchers
●  Two (2) discounted tickets to the Rafael
●  No online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)
●  Invites to ALL free member screenings
●  Rafael Quarterly mailed to your home
●  Discounted beer and wine
●  Two (2) Filmmaker Highlight screening & reception tickets

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Program mailed to home
●  Invitation to exclusive MVFF Preview Event
●  Discounted MVFF tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price
●  Free MVFF member screening
●  Purchase MVFF tickets on the 1st day of member pre-sale week
●  Entry line B access at MVFF screenings
●  Filmmaker Lounge access
●  Two (2) Opening AND Closing Night Film & Party tickets
●  Sixteen (16) passes for regular MVFF screenings
●  Two (2) VIP Opening Night pre-reception tickets

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
●  Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

* A portion of your membership is tax deductible (Based on average use. Please check with your tax consultant)

 

As a Donor Circle Bronze level supporter, you will enjoy all-access at the Mill Valley Film Festival, invitations to exclusive donor events, year-round member benefits at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and DocLands, with your support going to the sustainability of CFI programs.

The Bronze level is offered in single ($2,750) and dual ($5,500)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  All-Access to 11 days of films, panels & music shows*!
●  All-Access to Big Nights: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces, Opening & Closing Nights!
●  Access to VIP Opening Night pre-reception
●  First entry line at theaters – Line A
●  First-look VIP reception with Executive Director & Founder
●  Access to Filmmaker Lounges

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Discounted tickets

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
●  Discounted tickets – no online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)!
●  Discounted wine and beer, when available

MEMBER SCREENINGS
●  Invitations to every member screening year-round (minimum of 12)
● First entry line at theaters

YEAR-ROUND
●  Recognition as a Bronze level supporter in print and on-screen
●  Donor events (Sundance/Cannes/Berlin Insider)

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $2,609, Dual $5,217
Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit music shows

CLICK HERE to learn more about CFI's Donor Circle Levels

 

 

As a Donor Circle Silver level supporter, you will enjoy reserved seating and all-access at the Mill Valley Film Festival and DocLands, invitations to exclusive donor events and complimentary access to the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center year-round . Your support ensures that independent cinema continues to thrive in our community.

The Silver level is offered in single ($5,500) and dual ($11,000)

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
●  All-Access to 11 days of films, panels & music shows*!
●  All-Access to Big Nights: Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces, Opening & Closing Nights!
●  Access to VIP Opening Night pre-reception
●  First entry line at theaters – Line A
●  First-look VIP reception with Executive Director & Founder
●  Access to Filmmaker Lounges
●  Reserved seating with RSVP – held up to 15 minutes before showtime

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
●  Discounted tickets
●  All-access to Films, Parties & Panels!
●  First entry line at theaters – Line A
●  Reserved seating with RSVP – held up to 15 minutes before showtime

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
●  Discounted tickets – no online ticket fees for Rafael screenings (Save $1.25 per ticket)!
●  Discounted wine and beer, when available
●  All-Access to Rafael films & events year-round** – 365 days a year!
●  Invites to exclusive filmmaker receptions

MEMBER SCREENINGS
●  Invitations to every member screening year-round (minimum of 12)
● First entry line at theaters
● Reserved seating with RSVP – held up to 15 minutes before showtime

YEAR-ROUND
●  Recognition as a Silver level supporter in print and on-screen
●  Donor events (Sundance/Cannes/Berlin Insider)

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $5,359, Dual $10,717
Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit music shows
**Excludes benefits and non-CFI programming

CLICK HERE to learn more about CFI's Donor Circle Levels

 

Questions? Contact our Membership Department at (415)526-5869, email membership@cafilm.org or you can CLICK HERE to provide your information and questions and we’ll contact you shortly.

Members have shaped CFI in to what it is today. Your membership support ensures continued growth for the following programs:
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center   |   Mill Valley Film Festival   |   DocLands Documentary Film Festival   |   CFI Education   |   CFI Releasing

THE CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With support from our members, we strive to advance the expression of independent voices of individuals, peoples and cultures from around the globe.