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With your support, AFI protects our past and creates our future. Together, we empower storytellers and inspire audiences. Through your generous gifts, AFI is building a more inclusive community for future generations of filmmakers and driving culture forward. AFI’s innovative education programs provide hands-on training to gifted young filmmakers. AFI festivals bring artists and audiences together to experience the best in cinema.

Your support has a profound impact. Please join us today.

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Directing Workshop

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Thesis Films

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and Cultural Center

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Frequently asked questions

Make a donation to AFI at any time! Your membership will remain valid for one year from your most recent donation.

To be a member of AFI, only two things are required – make a donation at any level and be a fan of the movies. With your donation, you’re part of the AFI family.

All donations under $2,500 are 100% tax deductible.

To receive Silver Theatre benefits, you will need to be part of the Silver Cinema Club, an enhanced loyalty program of the Silver Theatre. To join or renew, please visit the Silver Theatre website.

The same way you always have! Nothing is changing here. Please access your member portal here.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact AFI Membership at
800.774.4234 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT) or at [email protected].

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Patron Circle

PREMIERE CIRCLEPremiere 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

  • Two (2) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Two (2) invitations to an AFI FEST Red Carpet Premiere of your choice (All invitations are non-transferable.)
  • Two (2) Star Passes to AFI FEST (option to upgrade to Patron Pass for $300 each)
  • 50% discount off additional tickets and passes to AFI FEST
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $560

$2500 SELECT
DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

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

LEARN MORE $5000 SELECT
x
DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

  • Two (2) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Two (2) Patron Passes to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a guest artist reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • 20% discount off additional tickets to AFI FEST
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $1,000

$5000 SELECT
CHAMPION’S CIRCLE

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

LEARN MORE $10000 SELECT
x
CHAMPION’S CIRCLE

  • Four (4) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Four (4) Patron Passes to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a guest artist reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Invitation to a Classic Cinema screening and reception
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • 20% discount off additional tickets to AFI FEST
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $2,000

$10000 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
x
Patron Circle

  • Two (2) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Two (2) invitations to an AFI FEST Red Carpet Premiere of your choice (All invitations are non-transferable.)
  • Two (2) Star Passes to AFI FEST (option to upgrade to Patron Pass for $300 each)
  • 50% discount off additional tickets and passes to AFI FEST
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $560

$2500 SELECT
DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

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

LEARN MORE $5000 SELECT
x
DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

  • Two (2) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Two (2) Patron Passes to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a guest artist reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • 20% discount off additional tickets to AFI FEST
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $1,000

$5000 SELECT
CHAMPION’S CIRCLE

VIP access to AFI festivals, plus a special invitation to go behind the scenes at the AFI Conservatory

LEARN MORE $10000 SELECT
x
CHAMPION’S CIRCLE

  • Four (4) mezzanine seats to AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute
  • Four (4) Patron Passes to AFI FEST
  • Invitation to a guest artist reception
  • Invitation to the AFI Archive private tour
  • Invitation to a Classic Cinema screening and reception
  • Year-long admission for two (2) to the AFI Silver Theatre (AFI Silver Premiere Circle members only)
Plus, all Membership benefits:
  • 20% discount off additional tickets to AFI FEST
  • On-demand access to a series on the craft of filmmaking
  • Monthly Member News e-newsletter
Value of goods/services: $2,000

$10000 SELECT
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