Chicago Filmmakers Membership
Chicago Filmmakers Membership is ONLY $50 per year.
Membership Benefits include:
- Free or discounted rates to our regular screening series and industry networking events.
Discounted rates for all classes and workshops.
Discounted rates for Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival submission fees.
Access to digital and film equipment rental (DSLR cameras, 16mm film cameras, location sound packages, LED light panels, and more) and editing suites (Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Apple Motion).
Co-Op Members are eligible to apply for Fiscal Sponsorship free of charge (regularly $35 application fee), which enables filmmakers to receive grants and accept donations through Chicago Filmmakers’ tax-exempt status.
Deals from our local partners and special invitations to advance screenings will be sent out to members via email.
In addition to benefits within our own organization, your membership is good for discounts at these local businesses and events:
- CIMMfest (Chicago Independent Movies and Music Festival) and CIMMcon – Film, Music & Tech Industry Conference ($25 off festival and convention passes)
- Midwest Independent Film Festival (Free tickets available for select events with RSVP)
- 48-Hour Film Project (discounted submission fees)
- Acting Studio Chicago (discounted class fees)
- DKP Image (discounted post-production/transfer services)
Please note: your annual membership expires one calendar year from the date of membership purchase. Upon completion of a membership purchase, you will receive a confirmation email. Your membership packet will be mailed to you through USPS within 1-2 weeks. Please be sure to include a valid mailing address in your purchase information. For questions about membership, call us at 773-293-1447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.