Membership FAQ

Being a SIFF member should be as simple as it is satisfying!

Please reach out to membership@siff.net if you have any other questions or concerns.

FAQ

When and why did SIFF make changes to the membership program?

As of November 18, 2019, our new and improved membership program has only one membership level: SIFF Member. We made this change in order to provide all of our members with a unified and simplified experience. By simplifying what we offer—from 17 membership levels previously offered to one level now—we can ensure that being a SIFF member is as simple as it is satisfying!

When will cinemas reopen? What about Festival?

We know this is a big question on everyone’s mind, and we cannot wait to be back in our theaters sharing and celebrating the power of film with you. Based on King County phasing and the importance of ensuring the health of our audiences and staff, we will reopen our cinemas in 2021 when it’s safe to do so. As for Festival, we’ve been exploring all of our options for Festival 2021 and will keep you updated as plans solidify. We’re optimistically awaiting our return to theaters, but we learn new info weekly that affects our decisions and planning.

In the meantime, as long as support and interest exists, we will continue to present Virtual SIFF Cinema and Virtual Events, so we have a place to explore and connect. We’re thrilled about the reemergence of film classes. Visit us at siff.net/virtual for the latest.

What benefits are available to members now? What benefits will be available once cinemas reopen?

Perks for now
+ Access to, almost weekly, complimentary virtual screenings
+ Special Member pricing on virtual classes and events
+ 3 months FREE of hand-picked cult, classic, independent, and award-winning films from MUBI—the curated online cinema streaming platform that you can watch on your computer, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Playstation, Roku, Samsung Smart TV and more.*

Perks for later
+ Cinema + Festival Discounts
+ Five complimentary medium popcorns
+ Special invites and more

Perks forever
+ The good feels of supporting your local film org and the future of independent cinema!

*After your MUBI free trial ends, you'll automatically be charged $10.99/mo. Cancel anytime.

Does my member discount apply to Virtual SIFF Cinema?

At this time, the member discount does not apply to Virtual SIFF Cinema screenings. This is because SIFF partners with various distributors who use various platforms to present these screenings, which means SIFF does not have the ability to offer our usual member discounts. In the future, we hope to offer films on our service and have the ability to offer member discounts. Stay tuned!

We have been able to offer frequent complimentary screenings and special promotional opportunities to our members, which we have been emailing directly to members as we receive these opportunities from our partners. We will continue to offer these complimentary screenings on an almost-weekly basis.

Why should I become a member if cinemas are closed?

By keeping your membership active, you can enjoy our virtual benefits now and show your support for SIFF. Members make SIFF, and we need your help to sustain our mission and plan for our future reopening. Thank you for standing with SIFF!

Why can’t I log in to my account on siff.net?

SIFF moved to a new ticketing system, Elevent, in November 2019. If you have not logged in since November 2019, you will need to create a new login.

What happened to my member number?

SIFF’s new ticketing system has streamlined our process. In the new system, member numbers are no longer necessary and therefore no longer in use. All that is required to access your membership benefits is your name and an email address.

What is the cost of SIFF Membership?

SIFF Membership is $60 for individuals and $110 for dual membership, with a discounted $40 rate for Seniors and Students.

Will I still be able to get a dual membership?

Yes. We now offer dual memberships for $110, or a $75 dual membership for seniors.

Are SIFF memberships tax-deductible?

Although SIFF’s previous membership levels were partially tax-deductible depending on the level and benefits offered, we have determined that SIFF memberships are no longer tax-deductible. This is because the fair-market value of the benefits offered exceeds the price of the membership. Click here if you are interested in making a fully tax-deductible donation to SIFF.

Why am I having trouble connecting my dual account?

If you are having trouble linking two accounts for your dual membership, you can reference these Instructions for Connecting Dual Memberships (PDF).

Can I set up my membership to auto-renew?

If you’d like to have your membership auto-renew, login to your account and click on Your Memberships to add a payment method.

Can I get a SIFF membership card?

In an effort to be environmentally conscious and streamline our process for members, we are no longer providing physical membership cards. Your name and email address is all that you need to access your membership benefits online and when our cinemas reopen.

How can I get my popcorn punch card and member sticker?

Popcorn punch cards and member stickers will be available to pick up at our cinemas once they reopen. We are not able to mail these materials at this time.

Will I still be able to redeem five volunteer vouchers for a SIFF membership?

Yes; SIFF volunteers will be able to turn in five volunteer vouchers for a SIFF membership. Please fill out and submit this form in order to redeem your vouchers for a membership. 

FORMER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM BENEFITS

Did you become a SIFF Member prior to November 18, 2019? This table reflects your eligible benefits.

Film Enthusiast $55

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office

A-List Benefactor $125

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
2 complimentary SIFF Cinema vouchers
2 complimentary Festival vouchers

A-List Patron $275

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
4 complimentary SIFF Cinema vouchers
4 complimentary Festival vouchers
Complimentary Festival poster

A-List Advocate $500

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
Complimentary Festival poster
8 complimentary SIFF Cinema vouchers
6 complimentary Festival vouchers
Bring a friend on a trial three-month unlimited access passes to SIFF Cinema general admission screenings

VIP Director $1000

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
Complimentary Festival poster
One-year pass to SIFF Cinema (unlimited access to general admission screenings for the entire year)
Access to the Festival Hospitality Suite for one evening
8 complimentary Festival vouchers
2 general admission tickets to the upcoming Festival's Opening Night Gala

VIP Producer $2000

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
Complimentary Festival poster
One-year pass to SIFF Cinema (unlimited access to General Admission screenings for the entire year)
Access to the Festival Hospitality Suite for one evening
2 general admission tickets to the upcoming festival's Opening Night Gala
One Full Series Festival pass
One Festival Gala & Party Pack

VIP Celebrity $5000

$5 off SIFF Cinema tickets | $2 off Festival tickets
5 free small popcorns
Invitations to select free screenings & events
Early access to Festival passes & tickets and Member-Only Day at the Festival Box Office
Priority invitations to free preview screenings of upcoming films
Recognition in the Festival catalog & a complimentary Festival catalog
SIFF Cinema and Festival vouchers good for free admission
Complimentary Festival poster
One-year pass to SIFF Cinema (unlimited access to general admission screenings for the entire year)
Access to the Festival Hospitality Suite for one evening
2 general admission tickets to the upcoming Festival's Opening Night Gala
One Full Series Festival pass
One Festival Gala & Party pack
2 Full Series Festival passes OR one Platinum Festival pass
2 Festival Gala & Party passes
Invitation for two to the SIFF Golden Space Needle Awards Breakfast

*Celebrity members have the option to trade 2 Full Series passes in for 1 Platinum Pass.