Become a Member

Join our diverse community of filmmakers and film lovers.

Film Independent Members believe that supporting artist-driven storytelling is critical to our culture. Each level of Membership has unique benefits designed to enhance your experiences as a filmmaker and film lover.

Also, did you know you can also give any level of Membership as a gift? You totally can! Here’s how.

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General Membership

Starting at just $95/year, a General Membership includes exclusive Film Independent Spirit Awards voting privileges, access to free year-round screenings, film education and networking events, as well as extended Labs & Programs submission deadlines.

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Film Lover Membership

Take your love of film to the next level with a Film Lover Membership. Enjoy perks tailored to the die-hard cinephile and exclusive access to the official Spirit Awards Viewing Party, along with all General Membership benefits.

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Filmmaker Pro Membership

If you’re a working filmmaker, elevate your film project by becoming a Filmmaker Pro Member. You’ll enjoy free casting services, waived submissions fees, project consultation and all General Membership benefits.

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Arts Circle

Support artist-driven storytelling throughout the year by joining Film Independent’s annual giving group, Arts Circle. Enjoy Film Lover and Filmmaker Pro Membership benefits, plus additional exclusive opportunities, while positively impacting Film Independent’s ability to sustain year-round programming and events.

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