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 $75

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)

FILM FAN $125

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)

GOLD STAR $250

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)
• Second early entry line at the Mill Valley Film Festival – Gets you in earlier for a better pick of seats
• Member pre-sale period for MVFF tickets: Third group
Tax-deductible portion: $90 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $325

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)
• Second early entry line 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: $100 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

PREMIER PATRON $650

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)
• Second early entry line 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: $280 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

CINEMA BENEFACTOR $1,250

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)
• Second early entry line 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: $600 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

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
• First early entry line 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: $2,100/$4,200 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

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: $4,500/$9,000 (Based on average usage. Please check with your tax consultant)

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

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