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There has never been a better time to join AFI as a member. You’ll enjoy new, curated online content, year-round benefits and deep discounts to AFI festivals.

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Your tax-deductible donation will support AFI’s mission to empower storytellers and inspire audiences.

For more than 50 years, the American Film Institute has championed the moving image as an art form. Your support of AFI today will empower storytellers and inspire audiences. Because of movie-lovers like you, gifted young filmmakers receive hands-on training through our innovative education programs and artists and audiences come together to experience the best in cinema at AFI festivals throughout the year.

Your support of AFI will help build a more inclusive community for future generations of filmmakers and drive culture forward.

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. AFI Federal Tax ID: 52-6072925

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Rising Star

Support AFI’s mission with a fully tax-deductible gift and receive exclusive content just for AFI members

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Rising Star

  • NEW! Invitation to exclusive preview event for AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter

Fully tax-deductible

$40 SELECT
Star

All the benefits of membership including discounts to AFI festivals, streaming access to movies and much more

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Star

all the preceding, plus:

  • 25% discount off tickets and passes to AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • Two (2) free movie ticket vouchers redeemable at Landmark Theatres, Pacific Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas and AFI Silver Theatre
  • NEW! Curated streaming access to films on Kanopy
  • NEW! 10% discount off AFI merchandise
  • Access to specially-priced tickets to the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
Value of goods/services: $18

$60 SELECT
Two-Star

Complimentary tickets to AFI festivals and curated online content from the AFI Archive and the AFI Conservatory

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Two-Star

Two-Star - $125

all the preceding, plus:

  • Two (2) film unlocks to AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • Two (2) additional free movie ticket vouchers redeemable at Landmark Theatres, Pacific Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas and AFI Silver Theatre (four total)
  • NEW! Master filmmaker full-length seminars from the AFI Archive
  • NEW! Streaming access to the AFI Conservatory Shorts Collection of films
  • Two (2) discounted tickets to AFI Silver Theatre (per screening)
Value of goods/services: $61

$125 SELECT
Three-Star

Complimentary passes to AFI festivals, digital content produced exclusively for members, plus more discounts

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Three-Star

all the preceding, plus:

  • One (1) Film Pass to AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • NEW! On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Four (4) discounted tickets to AFI Silver Theatre (per screening)
Value of goods/services: $97

$250 SELECT
Four-Star

AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute memorabilia, plus a film poster

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Four-Star

all the preceding, plus:

  • AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and commemorative recording
  • AFI AWARDS honoree poster
Value of goods/services: $97

$500 SELECT
Five-Star

Exclusive access to the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute and complimentary admission to the AFI Silver Theatre

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Five-Star

all the preceding, plus:

  • Two (2) mezzanine tickets for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
  • Year-long admission for one (1) to AFI Silver Theatre
Value of goods/services: $306

$1000 SELECT
Patron Circle

PREMIERE CIRCLEPremiere Circle members are the champions of AFI’s future and receive unparalleled access to AFI festivals and events

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Patron Circle

  • Dedicated staff person to guide your AFI experience
  • Invitations to each AFI FEST Special Presentation (excludes Opening Night)
  • One (1) Film & Summit Pass to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to AFI DOCS Opening Night and each Special Presentation
  • One (1) Film & Forum Pass to AFI DOCS
  • NEW! Invitation to a private conversation and Q&A with a filmmaker at AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a Classic Cinema screening and reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase and reception
  • Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)

Plus, all Membership benefits:

  • Two (2) mezzanine tickets for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
  • Access to specially-priced ballroom tickets to the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and commemorative recording
  • 25% discount off tickets and passes to AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • NEW! Invitation to exclusive preview event for AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • NEW! Curated streaming access to films on Kanopy
  • NEW! Master filmmaker full-length seminars from the AFI Archive
  • NEW! Streaming access to the AFI Conservatory Shorts Collection of films
  • NEW! On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • NEW! 10% discount off AFI merchandise
  • Four (4) free movie ticket vouchers redeemable at Landmark Theatres, Pacific Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas and AFI Silver Theatre
  • AFI AWARDS honoree poster
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $480

$2500 SELECT
Partner's Circle

PREMIERE CIRCLEVIP access to AFI festivals for two (2) and year-round events that bring you closer to the AFI programs you support

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Partner's Circle

all the preceding, plus:

  • Invitation to AFI FEST Opening Night
  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to two households and the opportunity to meet with an AFI festival programmer
  • AFI FEST welcome package including branded festival merchandise and other gifts
  • Invitation to An Evening With… guest artist dinner
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Invitation to the AFI Conservatory Commencement
Value of goods/services: $667

$5000 SELECT
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

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

LEARN MORE $10000 SELECT
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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

all the preceding, plus:

  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Ticketing Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to four households and the opportunity to hear directly from the AFI festivals programmers
  • Invitation to an AFI Conservatory guest seminar and screening
Value of goods/services: $679

$10000 SELECT
Three-Star Intro
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Three-Star Intro

$200 SELECT
Two-Star Intro
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Two-Star Intro

AFI FESTIVAL BENEFITS

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

$100 SELECT
Star Intro
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Star Intro

$50 SELECT

Select your level of Premiere Circle membership

Patron Circle

Premiere Circle members are the champions of AFI’s future and receive unparalleled access to AFI festivals and events

LEARN MORE $2500 SELECT
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Patron Circle

  • Dedicated staff person to guide your AFI experience
  • Invitations to each AFI FEST Special Presentation (excludes Opening Night)
  • One (1) Film & Summit Pass to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to AFI DOCS Opening Night and each Special Presentation
  • One (1) Film & Forum Pass to AFI DOCS
  • NEW! Invitation to a private conversation and Q&A with a filmmaker at AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a Classic Cinema screening and reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase and reception
  • Recognition in AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and on AFI.com
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)

Plus, all Membership benefits:

  • Two (2) mezzanine tickets for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute (RSVP required)
  • Access to specially-priced ballroom tickets to the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute book and commemorative recording
  • 25% discount off tickets and passes to AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • NEW! Invitation to exclusive preview event for AFI DOCS and AFI FEST
  • NEW! Curated streaming access to films on Kanopy
  • NEW! Master filmmaker full-length seminars from the AFI Archive
  • NEW! Streaming access to the AFI Conservatory Shorts Collection of films
  • NEW! On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • NEW! 10% discount off AFI merchandise
  • Four (4) free movie ticket vouchers redeemable at Landmark Theatres, Pacific Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas and AFI Silver Theatre
  • AFI AWARDS honoree poster
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $480

$2500 SELECT
Partner's Circle

VIP access to AFI festivals for two (2) and year-round events that bring you closer to the AFI programs you support

LEARN MORE $5000 SELECT
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Partner's Circle

all the preceding, plus:

  • Invitation to AFI FEST Opening Night
  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to two households and the opportunity to meet with an AFI festival programmer
  • AFI FEST welcome package including branded festival merchandise and other gifts
  • Invitation to An Evening With… guest artist dinner
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Invitation to the AFI Conservatory Commencement
Value of goods/services: $667

$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

LEARN MORE $10000 SELECT
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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

all the preceding, plus:

  • Premiere Circle Festival Concierge Ticketing Service, including tailored ticket and pass access for up to four households and the opportunity to hear directly from the AFI festivals programmers
  • Invitation to an AFI Conservatory guest seminar and screening
Value of goods/services: $679

$10000 SELECT
Champion’s Circle

Supporters who are the heart of philanthropy at AFI and receive a curated experience to match their interests

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Champion’s Circle

  • Invitation to an exclusive event at AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a filmmaker dinner at AFI DOCS
  • Curated AFI experience
Value of goods/services: $829

$25000 SELECT
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