Film Independent Members enjoy access to over 250 annual events and screenings, plus an array of Member services.
General Member Benefits
At Film Independent, we proudly serve the film community with over 250 year-round events and screenings, and an array of valuable services. The following benefits are available to all Members starting at just $95/year. Take a closer look and become a General Member today.
We also offer even more robust experiences and services…
Spirit Awards: Vote for Independents
Since 1987, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has been an exclusive celebration of the best independent films of the year. Film Independent Members comprise the voting body that determines the winners. Awards season benefits include:
- Exclusive voting privileges
- Access to DVD/digital online screeners of select nominated films
- Member invitation with guest to the free Nominee Screening Series, featuring theatrical screenings of all nominated films (takes place in Los Angeles)
- Invitations to attend additional awards season screenings
LA Film Festival
Film Independent produces the world-class LA Film Festival each June. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including:
- Members-only priority pre-sale period
- 10% off all Festival Passes
- $2 off Regular Screening tickets and $5 off Special Screening tickets
- Invitation to a free Film Independent Member Reception
- Invitation to a free Film Independent Members-only Screening
Film Independent at LACMA
Film Independent at LACMA is a year-round, weekly film series that offers unique cinematic experiences for the Los Angeles creative community. Members have the opportunity to select tickets one week in advance of the general public.
Film Independent at LACMA pricing:
Free Members-Only Screenings: Members +1 guest
Repertory Screenings: $5 Members | $10 General Public
An Evening With…: $15 Members | $25 General Public
Free Screenings: Open to the general public; Members always have the opportunity to reserve tickets first
Online Member Services
Members can create a profile at my.filmindependent.org to gain access to a number of online resources.
- The Filmmaker Toolkit includes case studies, sample budgets, industry contact lists and more, all at your fingertips.
- Access Member Deals which include Members-only savings of 20% or more on a variety of filmmaker services.
- Our Message Board allows you to search and post job opportunities, plus share the latest news with fellow Members.
- Use the Member Connect service to search the Membership community by profession and level of experience.
Film Education Events
- Free monthly industry conversations, case studies and networking events
- Film Independent Forum
- Directors Close-Up
- Monthly classes and workshops
Members can reserve casting space at the Film Independent offices Monday through Friday, 10:15 am – 6:00 pm. In addition to casting rooms, services include: check-in desk, seating for actors, WiFi and project signage.
Half-day session: $40
Full day session: $60
Applications & Submissions
Members receive special rates and deadlines on submissions to Film Independent’s Artist Development Programs, the Spirit Awards, and the LA Film Festival:
- Artist Development Programs
$45 Members/$65 non-Members
Members-only extended application deadlines
- Film Independent Spirit Awards
Regular Deadline: $350 Members/$400 non-Members
Final Deadline: $425 Members/$475 non-Members
- LA Film Festival
$10 off feature length film submissions
$5 off short film submissions
Members-only extended submission deadline
If you’re a serious filmmaker in any phase of production, you can take your projects further by becoming a Filmmaker Pro.
If you just love movies, you can elevate your film-going experience with our brand new Film Lover Membership.
If you’re interested in involvement at the highest level, consider Film Independent’s Arts Circle. Arts Circle Members include individuals, foundations and companies that recognize the importance of supporting artist-driven, original storytelling.