Arts Circle

Join a community that believes in the importance of supporting artist-driven, original filmmaking and appreciates its ability to influence our culture.

Arts Circle Members receive the inside track within our independent film community, while supporting Film Independent’s efforts year-round, from our Filmmaker Labs and Education programs to Film Independent at LACMA, the LA Film Festival and much more.

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

For further information, please contact Jennifer Murby, Associate Director, Institutional Giving, at 310 432 1253 or [email protected].

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • One Film Independent Membership — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • One Film Pass, providing access to all Regular Screenings and Events and the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar — must be 21+)
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff and Film Independent Fellows Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Your support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide and the Spirit Awards Program Book

Join our Indie level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • One Film Independent Membership — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • One Arts Circle Priority Pass, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • One ticket to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • One ticket to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Your support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide and the Spirit Awards Program Book

Join our Patron level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • One Film Independent Membership — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

  • One ticket to the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • One invitation to the official Spirit Awards afterparty
  • One invitation to the Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch
  • Reserved seating at all Film Independent Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • One Arts Circle Priority Pass, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • One ticket to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • One ticket to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Your support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide and the Spirit Awards Program Book

Join our Spirit level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Two Film Independent Memberships — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows 

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

  • Two tickets to the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Advance opportunity to purchase a table
  • Two invitations to the official Spirit Awards afterparty
  • Two invitations to the Spirit Awards press conference
  • Two invitations to the Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch
  • Reserved seating for two to all Film Independent Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Two Arts Circle Priority Passes, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • Two tickets to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Two tickets to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide, the Spirit Awards Program Book and the LA Film Festival Guide
  • Acknowledgement included on pre-screening slides at Film Independent programs year-round, including the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA

Join our Insider level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Four Film Independent Memberships — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request.
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

  • Four tickets to the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Advance opportunity to purchase a table
  • Four Backstage passes
  • Four invitations to the official Spirit Awards afterparty
  • Four invitations to the Spirit Awards press conference
  • Four invitations to the Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch
  • Reserved seating for four to all Film Independent Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Four Arts Circle Priority Passes, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • Four tickets to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Four tickets to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide, the Spirit Awards Program Book and the LA Film Festival Guide
  • Acknowledgement included on pre-screening slides at Film Independent programs year-round, including the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA and on pre-screening Film Independent trailer at the LA Film Festival
  • Spirit Awards Program Book full-page color ad (please note: deadlines are involved)

Join our Industry level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Four Film Independent Memberships — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Four Film Independent Forum passes
  • Four Film Independent Directors Close-Up passes
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

  • Six tickets to the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Six Backstage passes
  • Six invitations to the official Spirit Awards afterparty
  • Four invitations to the Spirit Awards press conference
  • Four invitations to the Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch
  • Reserved seating for four to all Film Independent Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Four Arts Circle Priority Passes, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • Invitation to walk the red carpet at one Special Event
  • Sponsor the attendance of a LA Film Festival filmmaker and enjoy lunch with that filmmaker
  • Four tickets to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Four tickets to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide, the Spirit Awards Program Book and the LA Film Festival Guide
  • Acknowledgement included on pre-screening slides at Film Independent programs year-round, including the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA and on pre-screening Film Independent trailer at the LA Film Festival
  • Spirit Awards Program Book full-page color ad (please note: deadlines are involved)

Join our Benefactor level

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Six Film Independent Memberships — Additional Filmmaker Pro and Film Lover Membership benefits available upon request
  • Six Film Independent Forum passes
  • Six Film Independent Directors Close-Up passes
  • Invitations to select Arts Circle events each year, including intimate gatherings and salon events in private homes
  • Exclusive access to a collection of short films created by Film Independent Project Involve Fellows
  • All access concierge service dedicated to you throughout the LA Film Festival, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and year-round Film Independent programs

FILM INDEPENDENT AT LACMA

  • Two Film Independent at LACMA Season Passes (over 35 events per year, including Bring the Noise)

FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

  • One Benefactor table for ten at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Ten Backstage passes
  • Ten invitations to the official Spirit Awards afterparty
  • Six invitations to the Spirit Awards press conference
  • Six invitations to the Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch
  • Sponsor two seats for Spirit Award Nominees
  • Reserved seating for six to all Film Independent Spirit Awards screenings in Los Angeles

LA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Six Arts Circle Priority Passes, providing priority access to all Regular and Special Screenings and Events. Access to the Festival Lounge (our VIP lounge with hosted bar) also included — must be 21+
  • Invitation to walk the red carpet at one Special Event
  • Sponsor the attendance of a LA Film Festival filmmaker and enjoy lunch with that filmmaker
  • Six tickets to Opening Night Screening and Party
  • Six tickets to Closing Night Screening and Party
  • Invitations to the pre-Festival Arts Circle Brunch, Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Reception
  • Priority RSVP to the Project Involve Showcase Screening and Reception and the Members-Only Screening and Reception
  • Additional benefits include 25% off all Festival pass purchases and two complimentary Festival Lounge day passes for friends to join you at our hosted bar — must be 21+

RECOGNITION

  • Artist Development Fellowship in your name awarded to a Film Independent Fellow ($10,000 cash grant)
  • Support is recognized in the Film Independent Talent Guide, the Spirit Awards Program Book and the LA Film Festival Guide
  • Acknowledgement included on pre-screening slides at Film Independent programs year-round, including the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA and on pre-screening Film Independent trailer at the LA Film Festival
  • Spirit Awards Program Book full-page color ad (please note: deadlines are involved)

Join our Visionary level


For further information, please contact Jennifer Murby, Associate Director, Institutional Giving, at 310 432 1253 or [email protected].