For your community of film enthusiasts to get together and enjoy, discuss, and celebrate film on a more regular basis than once a year at your island’s Santa Catalina Film Festival. Big and small communities all around the world have film societies, and now, so does Catalina Island! The Catalina Film Festival extends its nonprofit mission through the Catalina Film Society to not only celebrate and educate on the art of independent film, but also Catalina Island in all of its rich history, glory, and beauty.

Continuing to benefit the efforts of the Catalina Island Conservancy, the film society will continue to grow by fostering independent filmmaking while also helping to elevate the film industry on the island. So not only are you a member of the film festival team, but on a monthly basis throughout the year you’ll go to free screenings, panels, and events held on Avalon for all Film Society Members to attend. By becoming a member and supporting our efforts of bringing independent film to the island, you can get many member-only benefits shown below.


Film Enthusiast
$100 single/$160 dual

  • FREE monthly movie screenings on Avalon
  • Invitation to Catalina Film Festival Members-Only Night
  • Invitation to our surprise movie screening during CFF (FREE FOR MEMBERS-ONLY)
  • Ticket and Pass discounts to CFF (on top of any other discounts already offered)
  • Discounts and advance sales to CFF and Film Society special events throughout the year.
  • Discount of 20 percent on most CFF merchandise

*Contact FilmSociety@CatalinaFF.org for details on how to take advantage of discount.


Film Enthusiast Community Access Rate
$65 single (No dual memberships)

  • For students, K–12 teachers, seniors (62+) and persons with disabilities. All of the benefits of a Film Enthusiast at a discounted price. Valid ID required. Contact FilmSociety@CatalinaFF.org


$200 (includes up to 2 adults and your family members under the age of 18. Limit one address per family)

  • All Film Enthusiast benefits; plus, invitations to special Family Screening at CFF


Film Director
$500 single/$900 dual

Single includes a $150 tax-deductible donation; dual includes a $300 tax-deductible donation.
All Film Enthusiast benefits plus:

  • Ticket to CFF Opening Night film and gala (two for dual)
  • Free Official CFF T-Shirt and Souvenir Poster (two for dual)
  • No cap on number of CFF tickets/passes purchased at member rate
  • Recognition in the CFF Program Guide

Ocean Gem, Producer and Visionary memberships include a substantial built-in, tax-deductible donation. In addition to all Film Enthusiast benefits, these members enjoy several special perks, such as invitations to cocktail parties and private screenings with industry legends in attendance. Executive Level Members and above enjoy benefits directly associated with the Santa Catalina Film Festival and it’s exclusive events. For more information, email the Membership Manager at FilmSociety@CatalinaFF.org

Ocean Gem
$900 single/$1,700 dualSingle includes a $500 tax-deductible donation; dual includes a $1,000 tax-deductible donation.
All Film Director benefits** plus:

  • One VIP Badge (two for dual), allowing access to the priority seating line during CFF
  • VIP ticket to CFF Opening Night film and gala (two for dual)
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and special events year-round
  • Recognition in the program and onscreen at CFF


$5,000 dual

Includes $3,200 tax-deductible donation.
All Film Director benefits** plus:

  • Two CFF VIP ALL-ACCESS Badges, which provide access to all screenings and programs at CFF
  • VIP Tickets to CFF Opening Night film and gala.
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and special events year-round
  • Access to CFF Hospitality Lounge with filmmakers, VIP’s, and Sponsor Presence.
  • Recognition in program and onscreen throughout CFF and at additional year-round CFS events
  • Two VIP tickets to our celebrity meet and greet at CFF.


Visionary $10,000 and above

  • Visionaries are enlightened patrons who support the Film Society with an annual gift of $10,000 or more. Visionaries receive all Producer benefits and recognition, including premium reserved seating, concierge ticketing service and invitations to high-profile events with celebrities and film professionals – AND the opportunity to sponsor an CFF or CFS film with VIP seating for themselves and four-six guests.For more information about the Visionary Circle, giving levels or membership, contact the CFF office at 818-787-1946 or FilmSociety@CatalinaFF.org


  • Dual memberships are available only to members that reside at the same address.
  • CFF VIP Badges grant access to the priority seating line to all Festival screenings and programs.
  • CFF Producer and CFF Visionary grants VIP ALL-ACCESS to the priority seating line to all Festival screenings and programs, including panels, parties, and Opening and Closing night films and galas.
  • Discounts can be given on CFF owned and operated merchandise, not third-party merchandise licensed to use our logo or name, unless made possible by third-party.
  • Benefits are always subject to schedule or location changes.