Now offering online benefits to make the most of your CFI Membership – Free Member Screenings, Filmmaker Interviews, Curated [email protected] Member Playlists and more. Check out these At-Home benefits!

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

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Invitation to MVFF Preview Event (online) - hear about the full program before the general public
  • MVFF film highlights and exclusive content emailed to you before the general public
  • Discounted MVFF tickets
  • Free MVFF Member Screening (online)
  • Purchase MVFF tickets on the 3rd day of pre-sale – before the general public
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience

 

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands pre-sale ticket access
  • Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

 

YEAR-ROUND

  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Members-only content, including a series of [email protected] member playlists

 

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

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Invitation to MVFF Preview Event (online) - hear about the full program before the general public
  • MVFF film highlights and exclusive content emailed to you before the general public
  • Discounted MVFF tickets
  • Free MVFF Member Screening (online)
  • Purchase MVFF tickets on the 3rd day of pre-sale – before the general public
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience

 

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
  • Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

 

YEAR-ROUND

 

 

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

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Invitation to MVFF Preview Event (online) - hear about the full program before the general public
  • MVFF film highlights and exclusive content emailed to you before the general public
  • Discounted MVFF tickets
  • Free MVFF Member Screening (online)
  • Purchase MVFF tickets on the 2nd day of pre-sale – before the general public
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience 
  • 1 Complimentary Voucher for any regularly priced online MVFF screening, panel, or masterclass
  • Complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you (per city/county approval)

 

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
  • Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

 

YEAR-ROUND

 

 

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

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Invitation to MVFF Preview Event (online) - hear about the full program before the general public
  • MVFF film highlights and exclusive content emailed to you before the general public
  • Discounted MVFF tickets 
  • Free MVFF Member Screening (online)
  • Purchase MVFF tickets on the 1st day of pre-sale – before the general public
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience
  • 2 Complimentary Vouchers for any regularly priced online MVFF screenings, panels, or masterclasses
  • Complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you (per city/county approval)
  • Access to Opening OR Closing Night at MVFF

 

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
  • Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

 

YEAR-ROUND

  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Members-only content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • One complimentary [email protected] film voucher
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings

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

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • Invitation to MVFF Preview Event (online) - hear about the full program before the general public
  • MVFF film highlights and exclusive content emailed to you before the general public
  • Discounted MVFF tickets
  • Free MVFF Member Screening (online)
  • Purchase MVFF tickets on the 1st day of pre-sale – before the general public
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience
  • 8 Complimentary Vouchersfor any regularly priced online MVFF screenings, panels, or masterclasses
  • Complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you (per city/county approval)
  • 1 Free Car Pass for a regularly priced outdoor screening at MVFF Drive-in
  • Access to Opening AND Closing Night at MVFF 

 

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access
  • Discounted DocLands tickets – No limit on number of tickets purchased at the member price

 

YEAR-ROUND

  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • One complimentary [email protected] film voucher
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings

 

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

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

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels* (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP
  • VIP First Look at MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience!

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Bronze level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $2,609, Dual $5,217

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

 

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

BENEFITS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

  • All-Access subscription to MVFF films, Q&As and panels* (online)
  • All-Access to MVFF Drive-In Screenings with RSVP 
  • VIP First-look of MVFF program with Executive Director & Founder (online)
  • Access to complimentary MVFF Take-Home Grab & Go Snacks to bring the cinema home with you! *per city/county approval
  • Dedicated technical support - available to help with the online experience! 
  • Curated MVFF Programmer Recommendations
  • Reserved parking tickets at MVFF Drive-In screenings with RSVP*^

DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

  • DocLands member pre-sale ticket access (online)
  • Discounted DocLands tickets (online)
  • All-Access subscription to DocLands films and panels (online)

YEAR-ROUND

  • Recognition as a Silver level supporter (online and on-screen)
  • Access to these online At-Home Benefits which include 
    • Discounted tickets to all [email protected] hosted films
    • Free exclusive online member screenings and filmmaker conversations
    • Member content including a series of [email protected] member playlists
  • Invites to ALL free online member screenings!
  • Complimentary access to [email protected] films and Q&As year-round** - 365 days a year!

 

Tax deductible portion (based on average usage) Single $5,359, Dual $10,717

Please check with your tax consultant

*Excludes benefit programs

*^ Silver Single receives two (2) reserved parking tickets for MVFF Drive-In, Silver Dual receives four (4) reserved parking tickets for MVFF Drive-In.

**Excludes benefits and films on distributor platforms

CLICK HERE to view/download the complete CFI Membership Levels & Benefits grid

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

MEMBERSHIP REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the California Film Institute relies on the support of our members to fulfill our mission of celebrating and promoting film as art and education. Membership contributions are tax-deductible, and are not refundable or transferable.
All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

By purchasing a membership from our site, in person, or over the phone, you agree to this refund policy and relinquish any rights to subject it to any questions, judgment or legal actions. We are not liable to cover any differences in exchange rates between the time you purchased and the time you are refunded.

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.