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Each year the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) welcomes 300 guest filmmakers and presents over 195 features and more than 210 short films from over 70 countries of origin. Join to day and experience the Cleveland International Film Festival!

With your membership support, not only do you help us to fulfill our mission, but you are also an active part of that mission through your curiosity, awareness, and involvement.  As a CIFF member, you do not just escape into the darkness of a theater; you expand your horizons through exposure to new ideas, different cultures, and far-off destinations. When you purchase a ticket you are not only attending a screening; you are joining a local and global community­­—a community comprised of shared experiences and art appreciation that extends beyond the theater and the Festival to Greater Cleveland and beyond. Thank you for your support! 

CIFF
Membership
Benefits Buy arrow

Film
Student

$25

Film
Buff

$60

Film
Fanatic

$160

Film
Star

$300


Director

$600

Executive
Producer

$800

Movie
Mogul

$1,200

Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution star star star star star star star
Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales star star star star star star star
Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off) star star star star star star star
Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website star star star star star star star
CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF) star star star star star
Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings) star star star star star
One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala) star star star star star
One additional 6-pack of vouchers (for a total of 12 vouchers) exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala) star star star star
One Opening Night Gala ticket (RSVP required) star star star star
One All Access Pass to the CIFF (no need to buy tickets!) star star star
Access to CIFF Hospitality Headquarters (with complimentary food and beverages!) star star star
Free valet parking at Tower City during the CIFF when available star star
Film Festival seating in the preferred seating section when available star star
Movie Mogul Scheduler service (reserved seats for you and up to one other ticketed guest for all pre-selected CIFF screenings) star
Movie Mogul gift (to be picked up at the CIFF) star

Film Student - $25

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website

Film Buff - $60

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website

Film Fanatic - $160

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website
  • CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)
  • Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings)
  • One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)

Film Star - $300

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website
  • CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)
  • Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings)
  • One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One additional 6-pack of vouchers (for a total of 12 vouchers) exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One Opening Night Gala ticket (RSVP required)

Director - $600

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website
  • CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)
  • Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings)
  • One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One additional 6-pack of vouchers (for a total of 12 vouchers) exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One Opening Night Gala ticket (RSVP required)
  • One All Access Pass to the CIFF (no need to buy tickets!)
  • Access to CIFF Hospitality Headquarters (with complimentary food and beverages!)

Executive Producer - $800

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website
  • CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)
  • Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings)
  • One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One additional 6-pack of vouchers (for a total of 12 vouchers) exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One Opening Night Gala ticket (RSVP required)
  • One All Access Pass to the CIFF (no need to buy tickets!)
  • Access to CIFF Hospitality Headquarters (with complimentary food and beverages!)
  • Free valet parking at Tower City during the CIFF when available
  • Film Festival seating in the preferred seating section when available

Movie Mogul - $1,200

  • Advance and complimentary mailing of CIFF Program Guide before public distribution
  • Opportunity to buy CIFF tickets before general public sales
  • Discounts on CIFF tickets ($2 off the price of every ticket) and CIFF merchandise (15% off)
  • Access to members-only The Next Webisode Screening Room, My Schedule, and Order History on the website
  • CIFF members-only gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)
  • Two passes to see screenings of your choice at Cleveland Cinemas theaters (not valid for special events or promotional screenings)
  • One 6-pack of vouchers exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One additional 6-pack of vouchers (for a total of 12 vouchers) exchangeable for tickets to CIFF screenings of your choice (cannot be exchanged for tickets to the Opening Night Gala)
  • One Opening Night Gala ticket (RSVP required)
  • One All Access Pass to the CIFF (no need to buy tickets!)
  • Access to CIFF Hospitality Headquarters (with complimentary food and beverages!)
  • Free valet parking at Tower City during the CIFF when available
  • Film Festival seating in the preferred seating section when available
  • Movie Mogul Scheduler service (reserved seats for you and up to one other ticketed guest for all pre-selected CIFF screenings)
  • Movie Mogul gift (to be picked up at the CIFF)

The Fine Print

  • CIFF Memberships are annual memberships, good for one Festival cycle. CIFF Memberships will not be issued for two Festival cycles. As a result, CIFF Memberships purchased in March or April will be issued a renewal date at the end of February for the following year. 
  • CIFF Memberships are per individual. Memberships cannot be transferred or shared with another individual. Violation of this will result in a cancellation of the membership without refund. 
  • CIFF Memberships are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. CIFF members receive goods and services in exchange for their contribution, the value of which often exceeds the contribution depending on the level of use. Therefore, it is up to the individual to determine the tax deductible value of their contribution.  
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