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THE PERKS OF AFI MEMBERSHIP

AFI is a nonprofit, member-powered organization, which depends on the generosity of audiences like you. Support AFI’s programs and events by becoming a member today to receive new member benefits for AFI FEST, including a 25% discount off passes and individual film and event purchases. Three-Star members and above receive a complimentary Film Pass offering access to pre-order and watch many of the films for no additional cost.

If you have any questions or would like to join or renew by phone, please contact AFI Membership at 1.800.774.4AFI (Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT) or at Membership@AFI.com.

Check out all of the benefits in store for AFI members:

Member Exclusive Preview
>> Join or renew as a $40 Rising Star member
Join the AFI Festivals Director and festival programmers on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT as they guide members through this year’s festival lineup and schedule. Registration required.

Discounted Passes & Individual Films
>> Join or renew as a $60 Star member
Receive a 25% discount off pass purchases and individual film purchases.

Eligible members will receive an email notifying them that an AFI Member Discount Pass has been created and added to their Eventive account, which applies the member discount rate to all purchases.

Discounted Festival Merchandise
>> Join or renew as a $60 Star member
Receive a 10% discount on official festival merch at Shop.AFI.com by using a special coupon code.

Complimentary Individual Films
>> Join or renew as a $125 Two- Star member
Access to two complimentary individual films or events (excludes Special Presentations and the AFI Summit)

Eligible members will receive an email notifying them that a Two-Star Member Pass has been created and added to their Eventive account, which allows two free unlocks for most films. Additional selections will be charged at the member discount rate. 

Complimentary Film Pass
>> Join or renew as a $250 Three-Star member
Access to pre-order and watch feature films, shorts packages, Cinema’s Legacy, Meet the Press Film Festival and the AFI Conservatory Showcase (excludes Special Presentations and the AFI Summit)

Eligible members will receive an email notifying them that a Film Pass has been created and added to their Eventive account with additional instructions on how to use the pass. One pass per household/membership. 

AFI FEST Premiere Circle Access
Premiere Circle members receive unparalleled access, with concierge support provided throughout the festival by AFI personnel. Explore all the benefits reserved for Premiere Circle members including invitations and access to AFI’s year-round programs and events. For more information or to gain Premiere Circle access, please contact Peter Indall at PIndall@AFI.com or 323.856.7656.

PATRON CIRCLE $2,500  >> Join or renew

  • Invitation to each Special Presentation, the highest profile films, one (1) per household; excluding Opening Night
  • Invitation to A Conversation With, a private virtual Q&A with an AFI FEST filmmaker
  • A complimentary Film & Summit Pass granting access to all films and AFI Summit events, one (1) per household; excluding Special Presentations
  • Recognition in AFI FEST press release and on the website
  • 10% discount on official festival merchandise
  • Plus, all the year-round benefits of a Patron Circle membership

PARTNER’S CIRCLE $5,000  >> Join or renew
all the preceding, plus:

  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to two (2) households and the opportunity to meet with an AFI festival programmer
  • Invitation to the Opening Night Special Presentation
  • Welcome Package including AFI FEST branded merchandise and other products
  • Plus, all the year-round benefits of a Partner’s Circle membership

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $10,000  >> Join or renew
all the preceding, plus:

  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to four (4) households and the opportunity to meet with an AFI festival programmer
  • Plus, all the year-round benefits of a Director’s Circle membership

CHAMPION’S CIRCLE $25,000  >> Join or renew
all the preceding, plus:

  • Exclusive access to a virtual talent meet & greet
  • Opportunity to meet virtually with Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Festivals
  • Plus, all the year-round benefits of a Champion’s Circle membership

Please note: Due to distribution policy, only those in the U.S. will be able to access the films. Films and events are available for a limited time and with limited capacity. No refunds or exchanges. Passes are non-transferable. Event is not rated for content and viewer discretion is advised. Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. All categories, benefits and prices are subject to change.

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