Inner Circle Membership

AFS nourishes the community of artists and filmmakers that make Austin a vital and vibrant place to live. Your leadership gift will support Texas filmmakers, underwrite museum-quality film programming at the AFS Cinema, and provide youth and adults access to media making tools at Austin Public. We invite you to deepen your involvement with AFS.

Discover the Fabulous Benefits You’ll Receive



· Free tickets for two to Signature Programs (repertory screenings and monthly series)
· Four passes per month for New Releases
· Reserved seating at the AFS Cinema
· Free Member Monday screenings
· Advance Purchase and Member Pricing for Red Carpet Premieres and Special Events
· Invitations to quarterly Member Mixers

$2,500 Director’s Circle

All of the benefits above, and:
· Invitations to special events hosted by partner organizations
· Personalized screening recommendations from the AFS programming team
· One free rental of the Screening Room at Austin Studios
· Recognition online and in the AFS annual report
· Share the love of film with:
· One complimentary WATCH membership to give to friends or family
· Discounts on gift memberships

$5,000 Producer’s Circle

All of the benefits above, and:
· Behind-the-scenes “On the Lot” tour of Austin Studios
· Ticket concierge service
· Invitation to an exclusive filmmaker meet and greet event
· Recognition as “Seat Sponsor” at AFS Cinema
· Invitation to annual President’s dinner, where Board President, CEO, and Head of Film and Creative Media provide an inside look at AFS

$10,000 Leadership Circle

All of the benefits above, and:
· Invitation to an AFS-sponsored party at festivals such as Sundance Film Festival and SXSW
· Opportunity to sponsor a series with recognition from stage at every show
· Invitation to a private event in conjunction with the AFS Artist Intensive
· Curated list of film recommendations for national and international film festivals, including SXSW
· Opportunity to feature personalized message on the AFS exterior marquee or big screen to commemorate a special event or person
· Opportunity to reserve a block of 10 complimentary tickets for Signature Programs (restrictions apply)


Join AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater and a select group of AFS supporters who are ensuring the success of the Austin’s treasured new AFS Cinema, Austin’s only nonprofit cinema dedicated full-time to art house programming. In addition to the perks listed above, you’ll receive a tailored package of benefits, including exclusive invitations and opportunities as an AFS Cinema Founder and premiere recognition on the AFS Cinema Wall of Fame. Your involvement furthers Linklater’s vision for the Cinema and contributes to AFS’s dual bottom line of mission and sustainability.

*Benefits subject to change

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