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 membership@siff.net if you have any other questions or concerns.

FAQ

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.

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.