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Membership Update: November 25, 2020
If you have/had an active AFS membership in the period between the AFS Cinema closure (March 17, 2020) through November 24, 2020, we will extend your membership up to 6 months, depending on your original expiration date. This extension will be effective upon the AFS Cinema’s reopening, and at that time you’ll receive an email with your updated expiration date.

In the meantime, you’ll retain virtual membership benefits, such as free sneak previews and events, discounts on our streaming platform AFS@home, and access to the AFS Discussion Club.

Any memberships purchased beginning November 25, 2020 will not be extended and will be active a year from purchase.

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!

For monthly installment plans for our LOVE and Premiere memberships, click here. 

Membership Benefits

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 Invites to Exclusive Special EventsNew Release PassesRental Discounts
at AFS Cinema & Austin Public
Invites to Works-in-Progress ScreeningsDiscounts on Signature ProgramsPasses to Signature ScreeningsMoviemaker DialoguesFree Member Monday ScreeningsSneak Previews of New ReleasesInvites to Member Mixers & Discussion ClubDiscounts on Classes & MerchPre-Sale Windows & Discounts on Red Carpet Premieres
$3 off2Discounted
$3 off2Free
Single: $240

Dual: $360
10%1 free ticket per screening (2 if dual)2Free
Single: $780

2 passes monthly (4 if dual)15%1 free ticket per screening (2 if dual)2FreeSpecial 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.

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