CFI MEMBERSHIP - MEMBER BENEFITS

Join the California Film Institute for the best experience at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, including pre-release members-only screenings, ticket discounts and more.

To JOIN, click on the appropriate membership level below.

The California Film Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your membership provides key support for our mission of celebrating and promoting film as art and education. See tax deductions below.

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Associate Member $75

• Advance mailing of the Mill Valley Film Festival Program
• Smith Rafael Film Center calendar subscription
• Reduced admission to the Rafael regular screenings (TWO per membership)
• Complimentary passes to the Rafael (TWO per membership)
• Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (FOUR per membership)
• Invitation to MVFF Sneak Preview - Programmers tips & picks (a private preview of MVFF films & events)
• Tickets for member screening during MVFF
• Advance discounted MVFF ticket purchase prior to the general public (see benefit grid for details)

Film Fan Member $125

All above benefits PLUS:
• More Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (SIX per membership)

 

Gold Star Member $250

All above benefits PLUS:
• Reduced admission for four at the Rafael regular screenings (maximum number per membership)
• More Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (TEN per membership)
• Ability to purchase MVFF tickets before Film Fan & Associate levels (see benefit grid for details)
• Preferred entry line at MVFF screenings
 

Director's Circle Member $325

All above benefits PLUS:
• More Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (TWELVE per membership)
• Access to Filmmaker lounge during MVFF 
• Invitation to Annual VIP film & reception
• Ability to purchase MVFF tickets before Gold Star, Film Fan & Associate members (see benefit grid for details)
 

Premier Patron Member $650

All above benefits PLUS:
• More Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (SIXTEEN per membership)
• Choice of MVFF Opening Night Film & Party OR Closing Night Film & Party
• Ability to purchase tickets first (see benefit grid for details)

Cinema Benefactor Member $1,250

All above benefits PLUS:
• More Invitations to pre-release film screenings over 12 months (EIGHTEEN per membership)
• MVFF Opening Night Film & Party AND Closing Night Film & Party 
• Private MVFF Opening Night VIP Reception 
• SIXTEEN MVFF film Vouchers
• Ability to purchase tickets first (see benefit grid for details)
 

MVFF FAST PASS $2,500

 

All above benefits PLUS:
• Reserved seating during MVFF
• Immediate theater entry during MVFF - No waiting in lines!
• Invitations to exclusive VIP film events at MVFF
• VIP entry to MVFF music events, filmmaker brunches & receptions
• VIP entry to MVFF Tributes, Spotlights, Centerpieces
• Donor recognition in publications & on-screen year-round 

To purchase or for further information, please contact Liana Bender, Development Director, at 415.526.5838
or LBender@cafilm.org

 

CFI FAST PASS $5,000

 

Enjoy the red carpet experience all year long. CFI Fast Pass offers all the benefits of the MVFF Fast Pass, plus the following:

• Immediate entry year-round - No waiting in lines! 
• Reserved seating at year-round pre-release screenings
• Invitations to exclusive VIP film screenings & receptions year-round
• VIP entry to all special film programs & events at the Rafael
• VIP entry to Oscar NIght America (Academy Awards event)

To purchase or for further information, please contact Liana Bender, Development Director, at 415.526.5838
or LBender@cafilm.org

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Also, click to view Frequently Asked Questions)

Member Screenings:
Our exclusive pre-release film screenings are open to all levels of membership but not every level of membership can be invited to every screening due to capacity. The maximum number of seats per member is two. Members are invited via email only. The number of screenings is subject to availability.

Memberships valid one year from the date of enrollment and are nontransferable. 


 

 

CFI Membership
1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220, San Rafael CA 94901
T 415 526 5834 E membership@cafilm.org