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Monthly Member News e-newsletter
4 free movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
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Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
4 complimentary tickets to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW

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Monthly Member News e-newsletter
4 free movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
AFI movie calendar
Entertainment Weekly subscription
4 discounted tickets to AFI Silver (per screening)
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
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Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
1 complimentary Film Pass to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW

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Monthly Member News e-newsletter
4 free movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
AFI movie calendar
Entertainment Weekly subscription
4 discounted tickets to AFI Silver (per screening)
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
Sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver (invitations for two)
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition on AFI.com

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Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
2 complimentary Film Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW

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Monthly Member News e-newsletter
4 free movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
AFI movie calendar
Entertainment Weekly subscription
Year-long admission for one to AFI Silver (per screening)
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
Sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver (invitations for two)
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
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Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver (invitations for two)
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $954

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PREMIERE CIRCLEVIP access to AFI Festivals for two and year-round events that bring you closer to the AFI programs you support

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2 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
2 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala (RSVP required) NEW
Red carpet access to 2 designated AFI FEST Galas NEW
2 tickets to AFI FEST Opening and Closing Night parties NEW
Reserved seating access for 2 to AFI FEST Special Screenings NEW
Access for 2 to designated private events & parties at AFI Festivals NEW
2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
An Evening With… guest artist dinner (invitation for two)
AFI Archive private tour (invitation for two)
2 reserved tickets to AFI Conservatory commencement (RSVP required)

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Invitations to sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $1,554

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PREMIERE CIRCLEVIP access to AFI Festivals for four, plus a special invitation to go behind the scenes at the AFI Conservatory

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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

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4 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
4 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala (RSVP required) NEW

Access for 4 to AFI FEST Opening Night pre-reception NEW

Red carpet access to every AFI FEST Gala NEW

4 tickets to AFI FEST Opening and Closing Night parties NEW

Reserved seating access for 4 to AFI FEST Special Screenings NEW

Access for 4 to designated private events & parties at AFI Festivals NEW

2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
An Evening With… guest artist dinner (invitation for two)
AFI Archive private tour (invitation for two)
2 reserved tickets to AFI Conservatory commencement (RSVP required)
AFI Conservatory guest seminar & screening (invitation for two)

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Invitations to sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

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Two-Star Intro

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Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
2 complimentary tickets to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Monthly Member News e-newsletter
4 free movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
AFI movie calendar
Entertainment Weekly subscription
2 discounted tickets to AFI Silver (per screening)
Value of goods/services: $74

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Patron Circle

AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS

2 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
2 reserved tickets to 2 designated AFI FEST Galas (RSVP required; four total) NEW
2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver (invitations for two)
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $954

$2500 SELECT
Partner's Circle

VIP access to AFI Festivals for two and year-round events that bring you closer to the AFI programs you support

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Partner's Circle

AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS

2 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
2 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala (RSVP required) NEW
Red carpet access to 2 designated AFI FEST Galas NEW
2 tickets to AFI FEST Opening and Closing Night parties NEW
Reserved seating access for 2 to AFI FEST Special Screenings NEW
Access for 2 to designated private events & parties at AFI Festivals NEW
2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
An Evening With… guest artist dinner (invitation for two)
AFI Archive private tour (invitation for two)
2 reserved tickets to AFI Conservatory commencement (RSVP required)

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Invitations to sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $1,554

$5000 SELECT
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

VIP access to AFI Festivals for four, plus a special invitation to go behind the scenes at the AFI Conservatory

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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS

4 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
4 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala (RSVP required) NEW

Access for 4 to AFI FEST Opening Night pre-reception NEW

Red carpet access to every AFI FEST Gala NEW

4 tickets to AFI FEST Opening and Closing Night parties NEW

Reserved seating access for 4 to AFI FEST Special Screenings NEW

Access for 4 to designated private events & parties at AFI Festivals NEW

2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
An Evening With… guest artist dinner (invitation for two)
AFI Archive private tour (invitation for two)
2 reserved tickets to AFI Conservatory commencement (RSVP required)
AFI Conservatory guest seminar & screening (invitation for two)

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Invitations to sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $1,604

$10000 SELECT
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Members who are the heart of philanthropy at AFI and receive a curated experience to match their interests

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AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS

4 complimentary Priority Passes to AFI DOCS or AFI FEST NEW
4 premium reserved tickets to every AFI FEST Gala (RSVP required) NEW
Access for 4 to AFI FEST Opening Night pre-reception NEW
Red carpet access to FEST Gala NEW
4 tickets to AFI FEST Opening every AFI and Closing Night parties NEW
Reserved seating access for 4 to AFI FEST Special Screenings NEW
Access for 4 to designated private events & parties at AFI Festivals NEW
Filmmaker dinner at AFI Festivals (invitation for two) NEW
2 tickets to AFI DOCS Opening Night Gala & party (RSVP required) NEW

YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS

Year-long admission for two to AFI Silver (per screening)
Classic Cinema screening & reception (invitation for two)
AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase & reception (invitation for two)
Discount ballroom tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute An Evening With… guest artist dinner (invitation for two)
AFI Archive private tour (invitation for two)
2 reserved tickets to AFI Conservatory commencement (RSVP required)
AFI Conservatory guest seminar & screening (invitation for two)
Curated AFI experience

Plus, all Membership benefits:
AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS
Discounted tickets and passes to AFI Festivals
Advance ticket access to AFI Festivals
Member happy hour at AFI FEST NEW
YEAR-ROUND BENEFITS
2 mezzanine tickets to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
Invitations to sneak previews and a behind-the-scenes tour at AFI Silver
4 movie ticket vouchers (redeemable nationwide)
Entertainment Weekly subscription
AFI movie calendar
Monthly Member News e-newsletter
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute DVD & book
AFI AWARDS film honoree poster
Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com

Value of goods/services: $1,604

$25000 SELECT
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