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Experience Film Together

Cinema/Chicago members come from all walks of life and one very important thing in common with you — the love of film! When you become a member, you get early access to Festival tickets and events while you experience the best in independent and award-winning film throughout the year! Plus, your membership plays an invaluable role in our non-profit organization.

Discover the options below and join a community of film-goers just like you!

To Renew Your Membership

Please log in using the Sign-In option in the main menu to access the renewal option before adding the membership to your cart.

If you have any questions regarding membership, please email membership@chicagofilmfestival.com.

Membership Benefits

All memberships receive the following annual benefits:

  • Exclusive Members’ Pre-Sale for Festival Tickets before they are available to the general public
  • Discounts on Festival tickets and passes, events, and merchandise
  • Invitations to special Virtual Cinema screenings and online Q&As
  • Free Members-only screenings of highly anticipated films online and in-person (when we can safely return to the theaters)
  • Special partner promotions

Individual Membership

Includes all of the membership benefits listed above.

Dual Membership

The same benefits as an individual membership, but for two people!

Student Membership

Available to students with a valid student ID. Please send proof of valid student identification to membership@chicagofilmfestival.com

Senior Membership

Available to adults ages 65 and over.

Producer Membership

Additional Benefits

  • Access to 2 Reserved Seats at Member Screenings
  • 1 Virtual Ticket to Festival Opening Night Film
  • 4 Vouchers to Regular Virtual Festival Screenings

Founder Membership

Additional Benefits

  • Access to 4 Reserved Seats at Member Screenings
  • 1 Ticket to Festival Opening and Closing Night Film
  • Access to Every Regular Festival Screening (1 Per Badge)
  • Access to Reserved Festival Seats (1 Per Badge)
  • Concierge Ticket Service
  • Priority Entrance

Founder memberships will be available starting August 1, 2022

What Our Members Say

“I stumbled upon Cinema Chicago a few summers ago from attending their free International Movie Screening series. Not only are the movies varied, but you get the chance to see films from all over the world, many which you wouldn’t have the chance to view otherwise. That experience led me to becoming a member, which allows me to see new movies before general release and early access to purchase International Film Festival tickets. A win, win and rewarding experience at the same time!”

-Natasha Legge