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!
|Invites to Exclusive Special Events||New Release Passes||Rental Discounts |
at AFS Cinema & Austin Public
|Invites to Works-in-Progress Screenings||Discounts on Signature Programs||Passes to Signature Screenings||Moviemaker Dialogues||Free Member Monday Screenings||Sneak Previews of New Releases||Invites to Member Mixers & Discussion Club||Discounts on Classes & Merch||Pre-Sale Windows & Discounts on Red Carpet Premieres|
|10%||✓||1 free ticket per screening (2 if dual)||2||Free||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|✓||2 passes monthly (4 if dual)||15%||✓||1 free ticket per screening (2 if dual)||2||Free||✓||✓||✓||✓||Special pricing|
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.
Invites to Exclusive Special Events – Private salons (virtual and in-person) that bring attendees together in conversation and in celebration of great film, with special guests such as fellow members, industry professionals, and filmmakers.
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. These passes are not eligible to be used on our AFS@home platform.
Rental Discounts at AFS Cinema & Austin Public – Discount on studio space rentals at Austin Public and theater and event hall rentals at AFS Cinema.
Invites to Works-in-Progress Screenings – Eligible to submit films to this program, as well as attend other filmmakers’ WIP screenings and take part in providing feedback on their projects.
Discounts on 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.
Passes to Signature Screenings – 2 Signature Passes are included in your membership welcome package. These must be redeemed in person at the AFS Cinema and cannot be redeemed online or for use on our AFS@home platform.
Moviemaker Dialogues – Past events have included Film Festival Strategies, Editors Panel, and A Guide to SXSW.
Free Member Monday Screenings – A designated, free screening each month at AFS Cinema, typically on the first or second Monday of the month.
Sneak Previews of New Releases – Exclusive Sneak Preview screenings held virtually and in person at the AFS Cinema. Past Sneak Previews have included LITTLE WOMEN, THE GOOD LORD BIRD, BOYS STATE, S#!%HOUSE, KAJILLIONAIRE, and FIRST COW.
Invites to Member Mixers and Discussion Club – Quarterly Member Mixers at the AFS Cinema and monthly AFS Discussion Clubs on Zoom. Previous AFS Discussion Club films include MY BROTHER’S WEDDING, CANE RIVER, THREE ON A MATCH, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS, and Films of Faith and John Hubley.
Discounts on Classes and Merch – Member discounts on virtual classes and in person at our Austin Public location. Select discounts on merchandise.
Pre-sale Window and Discounts on Red Carpet Premieres – Early access to special screenings and events.