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!


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 Sponsorship and Work-In-Progress Screening SubmissionsRental Discounts
at AFS Cinema
Special Screenings & Red Carpet Premieres
$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


We invite you to deepen your involvement with AFS by joining the AFS IMPACT CIRCLE. Your philanthropy helps us nourish the community of artists and filmmakers that makes Austin a culturally vibrant place to live.

By donating to AFS, you…

  • Ensure the future of great Texas filmmakers supported by the AFS Grant
  • Underwrite nationally recognized film programming at the AFS Cinema
  • Sustain AFS’s support for young and emerging creatives through AFS Creative Careers
  • Provide low-cost access to media-making resources at Austin Public
  • Nurture the Texas film ecosystem and help create new jobs

PREMIERE | $1,000+

STAR  | $2,500+

PRODUCER  | $5,000+

DIRECTOR  | $10,000+

FOUNDER | $25,000+


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.

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 rentals at AFS Cinema.

Special Screenings & Red Carpet Premieres – Early pre-sale access to special screenings and events.