Member Benefits

Film Independent Members enjoy special LA Film Festival benefits and discounts.

Submitting a Film to the Festival

All Film Independent Members receive:

  • $10 off feature-length film submissions
  • $5 off short film submissions
  • Members-only extended submission deadline

Filmmaker Pro Members receive:

  • Waived feature-length submission fees
  • Waived short film submission fees
  • Members-only extended submission deadline

Members, contact [email protected] to request your discount code.

Please Note: One submission fee waiver per Filmmaker Pro Member.

Member benefits continue year-round with access to advance and discounted Film Independent at LACMA tickets, free screenings, Spirit Awards screening and voting privileges, free film education events, filmmaker resources and more.

Celebrate film with a community of diverse and unique voices at the LA Film Festival and beyond. Ready to join?

Attending the Festival

All Film Independent Members receive:

  • Priority opportunity to purchase LA Film Festival passes
  • 10% off – Fast Pass, Film Pass
  • Exclusive access to the Film Independent Member Pass
  • Priority opportunity to purchase LA Film Festival tickets
  • $2 off all individual tickets
  • Invitation to the FREE Film Independent Members-only screening
  • Invitation to the FREE Film Independent Member cocktail reception
  • Early Pass Pick-up Incentives
    • Two (2) free regular screening vouchers

Enjoy a VIP Festival Experience

Join Film Independent’s annual giving group, Arts Circle, and support artist-driven filmmaking year-round. Patron level benefits include:

  • All above Film Independent Member benefits
  • 1 Arts Circle Priority Pass with Priority Access to Special Screenings and Events, Regular Screenings and Events at all Festival venues and access to Festival Lounge (must be 21 or older)
  • 1 ticket to Opening Night Film
  • 1 ticket to Closing Night Film
  • Invitation to Film Independent Fellows Reception, Filmmaker Reception and pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch
  • Priority RSVP to select Festival events
  • Annual Giving concierge service throughout the Festival
  • Many more year-round benefits including invitations and priority RSVP to special events

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