Membership Program Changes FAQ
Being a SIFF member should be as simple as it is satisfying!
Beginning November 18, 2019, our new and improved membership program has only one membership level: SIFF Member. Here, we've answered some questions we anticipated about the changes. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions or concerns.
Why are you making changes to the membership program?
We want to be able to provide all of our members with a unified experience. With 17 membership levels offered, we just weren't able to do this. By simplifying what we offer, we can ensure that our work is going toward serving all members equally, not just certain groups.
When does the new SIFF Membership start?
The new SIFF membership program will launch on November 18, 2019. This means that your last chance to lock in a membership at one of the existing levels is by November 17, 2019.
What is the cost of the new SIFF Membership?
The new SIFF Membership will cost $60 for individuals and $120 for dual memberships. We will still have a discounted rate for Seniors and Students at $40.
Will I lose any of the benefits of my current membership?
No. SIFF will honor all existing membership benefits until the expiration date.
Will I still be able to get a dual membership?
Yes. We will be offering the new SIFF membership as a dual membership as well as at the senior and student price levels.
So, no more free year-round and Festival vouchers or passes?
Well, that's correct. However, with the lower cost to become a member plus the discount on individual tickets, SIFF members will save more overall on the same benefits they are used to receiving.
Will I need a new SIFF member card?
Your existing SIFF membership card will continue to get you access to box office discounts until it expires.
Can I still get a physical SIFF membership card?
Yes; we will still issue a physical SIFF membership card upon request.
Is a portion of my membership purchase tax-deductible?
Yes! The full amount is tax-deductible.
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.