Become a member

Membership provides essential philanthropic support for the AFS Cinema and our educational and artistic programs. Become a member today for valuable benefits, money-saving perks, and thought-provoking films!

Pay by monthly installment plans for our LOVE and Premiere memberships.

Give a gift membership!

Membership Benefits

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Discount on Signature ScreeningsDiscount on New ReleasesFree Member Monday ScreeningsNew Release Sneak PreviewsQuarterly Member MixersDiscounts on Classes & MerchEligible for Fiscal SponsorshipRental Discounts
at AFS Cinema & Austin Public
Special Screenings & Red Carpet PremieresInvites to Exclusive Special Events
$4 off (1 ticket per screening)Pre-sale
$4 off (1 ticket per screening)Pre-sale
Single: $240

Dual: $360
FREE (1 per screening if Single, 2 if Dual)$4 off (1 per screening if Single, 2 if Dual)10%Special pricing, pre-sale
Single: $780

FREE (1 per screening if Single, 2 if Dual)2 FREE screenings monthly (add'l screenings $4 off)15%Special pricing, pre-sale


We invite you to deepen your involvement with AFS. 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.






Discounts on Signature Programs & New Releases – Enjoy $4 discounts (or free admission) on all AFS New Releases and Signature Programs! All of our repertory selections and monthly series are Signature Programs. This includes Essential Cinema, Doc Nights, Evergreens, Newly Restored and any retrospectives and themed series, among other programs.

New Release Passes – Premiere members receive two free New Release tickets per month (4 if Dual) to use at the AFS Cinema. The tickets can be redeemed online when logged in to your AFS account.

Film Passes – 2 Film Passes are included in your membership welcome package. These are good for any screening at the AFS Cinema and may be redeemed in person at the Box Office.

Free Member Monday Screenings – A designated, free screening each month at AFS Cinema, typically on the first or second Monday of the month.

New Release Sneak Previews – Exclusive Sneak Preview screenings held at the AFS Cinema. Past Sneak Previews have included LITTLE WOMEN, THE GOOD LORD BIRD, BOYS STATE, S#!%HOUSE, KAJILLIONAIRE, and FIRST COW.

Quarterly Member Mixers – a chance to meet other members and mingle with AFS Staff, often held in the AFS Cinema lobby.

Discounts on Classes & Merch – Member discounts on virtual classes and in person at our Austin Public location. Select discounts on merchandise available at the AFS Cinema.

Eligible for Fiscal Sponsorship – AFS MAKE members can submit their projects for fiscal sponsorship. Find more information here.

Rental Discounts at AFS Cinema – Discount on theater and event hall rentals at AFS Cinema.

Special Screenings & Red Carpet Premieres – Early pre-sale access to special screenings and events, in addition to special pricing (LOVE & Premiere) and reserved seating (Premiere).

Invites to Exclusive Special Events – Private salons that bring attendees together in conversation and in celebration of great film, with special guests such as fellow members, industry professionals, and filmmakers.

Thanks To Our Annual Sponsors