AFI Membership & Member Benefits FAQ

One of the best ways to enjoy AFI FEST presented by Audi is to become an AFI member.

Become a member today to receive all the perks of membership, including advance access to AFI Festival tickets and year-round benefits.

AFI FEST Member Benefits FAQ

To provide the best possible festival experience, new pass and ticket options are available for AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Members receive a variety of new, exclusive benefits to enhance their FEST experience so they can easily navigate the festival and enjoy the films they’ve been anticipating all year long.

Yes! Star members and above receive a 10% discount off AFI FEST passes and $3 off AFI FEST individual tickets for all matinee and regular screenings. No member discounts will be offered for special screenings.

MEMBER FESTIVAL ACCESS

We are no longer issuing Cinepasses but instead offering tickets and passes for purchase, complete with incentives and discounts, that will make fesitival-going easier to navigate and a more reliable experience.

Complimentary tickets or passes are offered at select levels of membership. You’ll find your comp tickets or passes online in your Elevent account when you log in or register with the email address associated with your membership. Complimentary tickets are redeemable for matinee and regular screenings only. Tickets and passes are not cumulative by level.

 

Level

Benefit

Two-Star

2 tickets

Three-Star

4 tickets

Four-Star

1 Film Pass

Five-Star

2 Film Passes

Patron Circle

2 Priority Passes

Partner’s Circle

2 Priority Passes

Director’s Circle

4 Priority Passes

Champion’s Circle

4 Priority Passes

ADVANCE TICKET ACCESS

Yes! Star members and above will have advanced access to purchase individual tickets for all screenings. The presale is online only and will be held on October 29 (10/29 10 a.m. PST – 10/30 9:59 a.m. PST). A link to the sale will be emailed to you the morning of the 29th. New Star members and above can gain immediate access to the presale by joining online here.

No, there is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase.

If the film you want to see is unavailable, you can enter the standby line the day of the screening, which will begin forming approximately one hour prior to the start of your screening.

To participate in the member presale, you must be a current AFI member by October 25.

In order to access the presale, you must be subscribed to our email list. Please contact AFI Membership if you’re unsure of your email preferences.

PREMIERE CIRCLE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

Premiere Circle members receive year-round benefits and unparalleled access to AFI FEST and other AFI events. Explore all the benefits reserved for Premiere Circle members here, including invitations to exclusive, year-round events. Benefits are not cumulative by level.

 

PATRON CIRCLE $2,500

  • 2 complimentary AFI FEST Priority Passes
  • 2 reserved tickets to 2 designated AFI FEST Gala screenings and after-parties (RSVP required; four tickets total; excludes Opening Night)
  • Plus, year-round benefits

 

PARTNER’S CIRCLE $5,000

  • 2 complimentary AFI FEST Priority Passes
  • 2 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala screening and after-party (RSVP required)
  • Red carpet access to 2 designated AFI FEST Galas (excludes Opening Night)
  • Reserved seating access for 2 to AFI FEST Special Screenings
  • Plus, year-round benefits

 

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $10,000

  • 4 complimentary AFI FEST Priority Passes
  • 4 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala screening and after-party (RSVP required)
  • Access for 4 to AFI FEST Opening Night pre-reception
  • Red carpet access to every AFI FEST Gala
  • Reserved seating access for 4 to AFI FEST Special Screenings
  • Plus, year-round benefits

 

CHAMPION’S CIRCLE $25,000

  • 4 complimentary AFI FEST Priority Passes
  • 4 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala and after-party (RSVP required)
  • Access for 4 to AFI FEST Opening Night pre-reception
  • Red carpet access to every AFI FEST Gala
  • Reserved seating access for 4 to AFI FEST Special Screenings
  • Filmmaker dinner at AFI FEST (invitation for two)
  • Plus, year-round benefits

 

Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING

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All AFI Festival ticketing is done through Elevent. Your member benefits are tied to the email address associated with your membership. You may need to register for an Elevent account. Please ensure you use the same email that’s associated with your membership. Once you log in or register, you’ll have access to the presale and discounted tickets. Please contact AFI Membership to confirm which email address is associated with your membership.

You can reset your Elevent account password through the forgot password link https://www.goelevent.com/Account/ForgotPassword. Your Elevent account password may be different than your AFI.com account password.

October 29

AFI FEST Film Guide Available

October 29

AFI FEST Member Presale

October 30

AFI FEST Tickets and Passes On Sale to General Public

November 14-21

AFI FEST 2019 Presented by Audi

Thank you for your loyal support. We look forward to seeing you at AFI FEST 2019!

If you have any questions or would like to join or renew by phone, please contact AFI Membership at 800.774.4234 (Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) or at Membership@AFI.com.

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