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Arts Circle

Members of Film Independent’s Arts Circle include individual and corporate benefactors who recognize the importance of supporting artist-driven, original filmmaking. By becoming a member of the Arts Circle, you join a community of donors who appreciate film as an art form and believe in its ability to influence our culture.

Funds raised through the Arts Circle provide essential resources to help independent filmmakers create new work, build an audience for their projects and diversify the voices in the film industry. Arts Circle members receive privileges year-round, including benefits at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Celebrate all that Film Independent stands for.
Join Arts Circle today, at a level that’s meaningful to you.

INDIE

($1,000 gift, $725 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

Join our Indie Level and provide direct support to Film Independent Fellows – the filmmakers we support through our Artist Development programs. Enjoy access to these filmmakers and be celebrated for your commitment to new talent and diversity in film.

For twenty years and counting, Project Involve, our diversity mentorship program, has promoted the artistic and professional development of filmmakers from communities traditionally under-represented in the film industry. With your support, Project Involve, as well as our other Artist Development programs, will continue to launch the careers of visionary filmmakers whose work truly represents our community.

  • One (1) Film Independent Membership
  • Priority RSVP at Project Involve’s Showcase screening and reception
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent’s Project Involve Fellows
  • Acknowledgement in the Film Independent Talent Guide
  • Complimentary issue of the Film Independent Talent Guide
  • Special bi-annual e-newsletter with production updates on projects directed, written or produced by Fellows
  • One (1) Film Lovers Package; includes ten (10) Los Angeles Film Festival Regular Screening Vouchers and two (2) badges to the Filmmaker Lounge
  • One (1) invitation to select Arts Circle events each year, including the Film Independent reception at Sundance, Film Independent Fellows reception at the Los Angeles Film Festival and more

PATRON 

($2,500 gift, $1,750 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

You are a devoted film aficionado who recognizes the Los Angeles Film Festival as a world-class cinematic event worthy of your ongoing support. Discover new talent and enjoy meeting filmmakers and film lovers alike at our Filmmaker and Gala receptions, over a cocktail in the Filmmaker Lounge and more.

Now entering its 20th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema, providing the movie-loving public unprecedented access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging talent. With nearly 250 American and international films, tribute screenings, retrospectives, live musical performances and panel discussions, today the Festival attracts more than 90,000 attendees and involves a spectacularly diverse array of filmmakers, artists and performers.

  • One (1) Film Independent Membership
  • One (1) Los Angeles Film Festival Industry Pass, inclusive of one (1) ticket to opening premier, closing night and Gala screening
  • One (1) Arts Circle Reception invitation at the LA Film Fest
  • One (1) LA Film Fest Filmmaker Reception invitation
  • One (1) Priority RSVP for members-only screening at the LA Film Fest
  • Acknowledgement in select Los Angeles Film Festival printed material and signage
  • Acknowledgement in the Film Independent Talent Guide
  • Complimentary issue of the Film Independent Talent Guide
  • Special bi-annual e-newsletter with production updates on projects directed, written or produced by Fellows
  • One (1) invitation to select Arts Circle events each year, including the Film Independent reception at Sundance, Film Independent Fellows reception at the Los Angeles Film Festival and more

SPIRIT

($5,000 gift, $4,150 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

Walk into the spotlight and be a part of the action at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, celebrating the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers. Enter the signature tent on the beach of Santa Monica and enjoy the show – as original as the films and filmmakers it honors.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards brings together the entire film community to celebrate the best of independent film, honoring vanguard films that embody innovation and originality. The show has been hosted by such noted iconoclasts as Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, John Waters, Samuel L. Jackson, Eddie Izard, Queen Latifah and Buck Henry.

    • One (1) Spirit Awards ticket
    • One (1) Spirit Award Nominee Brunch invitation
    • Acknowledgement in the Spirit Awards Program Book

INSIDER

($10,000 gift, $8,250 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

As a film lover, what better way to enjoy time with your friend, colleague or partner than by attending the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Film Independent Spirit Awards together? Celebrate the spirited pioneers in independent film together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Join our Insider level and enjoy all the benefits of the Spirit level and more – but for two.

    • Advance opportunity to purchase Spirit Awards Table
    • Two (2) Spirit Awards After-Party invitations
    • Reserved seating for two (2) at all Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

INDUSTRY

($25,000 gift, $18,750 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

Your company invests in the importance of independent film, where distinct and diverse voices are discovered and heard. Enjoy our signature events with colleagues and friends and enhance your company’s visibility before the impassioned audiences of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, attendees of the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the entire year-round membership of Film Independent.

    • Spirit Awards Program Book full-page color ad (Please note: deadlines are involved)
    • Acknowledgement on pre-screening slides at Film Independent programs year-round, including the LA Film Fest and Film Independent at LACMA
    • Acknowledgement on pre-screening Film Independent trailer at the LA Film Fest
    • One (1) company advertisement in Film Independent e-newsletter sent to 40,000 subscribers each week
    • Two (2) Film Independent Forum Passes
    • Two (2) Spirit Awards Backstage Passes
    • Two (2) Spirit Awards Press Conference Invitations

BENEFACTOR

($50,000 gift, $44,500 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

You appreciate the visionary talent of independent filmmakers, and recognize the very real economic challenges that emerging and innovative artists so often face. By joining at the Benefactor level, you provide a level of substantial support directly to these talented film artists, helping them hone their craft, create new work and reach their audiences.

    • Sponsor a Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmaker and enjoy lunch with the filmmaker
    • Sponsor two seats for Spirit Award nominees
    • Invitation to walk the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Film Festival at one special event
    • Four (4) Film Independent at LACMA Season Passes (RSVP required)
    • Four (4) Spirit Awards Backstage Passes
    • Four (4) Spirit Awards Press Conference Invitations

VISIONARY

($100,000 gift, $94,000 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

You share Film Independent’s mission to champion the cause of artist-driven film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. With your support, you make our mission possible.

    • Artist Development Fellowship in your name awarded to a FIND Fellow ($10,000 cash grant)
    • One (1) Spirit Awards Table of Ten
    • All access concierge service dedicated to you throughout the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and year-round Film Independent programs

Join the Arts Circle today!

For further information, please contact Jennifer Murby, Arts Circle Manager at 310.432.1253 or via email: jmurby@filmindependent.org.

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