Film Festival Alliance

Join the Film Festival Alliance

Why should I join Film Festival Alliance?

Film Festival Alliance creates a collective and collaborative community for festival professionals, and is the only organization in North America that is dedicated to  strengthening our industry within the ecosystem of cinema exhibition.

FFA advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for film festivals and the people who run them, while creating opportunities for these professionals to come together throughout the year to share best practices and resources.

As an FFA member, you are joining a cohort that is passionate about
independent cinema, community building, supporting filmmakers and storytellers, the preservation of the industry as a unique cinematic experience.. We welcome the sharing of ideas and perspectives.

FFA members are mission-driven and mission-aligned and adhere to ethical  practices and expectations that professional film organizations should meet when accepting film submissions and interacting with filmmakers. By complying with these guidelines, the film festival community benefits in its overall attempts to secure long lasting, trusting and transparent relationships with film industry stakeholders.

In addition to networking and access, Film Festival Alliance members meet annually at the Art House Convergence in Midway, Utah every January. The film organization and festival-specific programing allows our colleagues  to meet face-to-face and to share experiences and strategies. Film Festival Alliance panels, roundtables and workshops are presented by fellow members, and address the full spectrum of organizational size and budget ranges.

Throughout the year, FFA presents Regional Roundtable gatherings. These meet-ups are designed to bring colleagues together to deep dive around a specific theme, while offering them the opportunity to program films and meet filmmakers. Stay tuned for an announcement of 2019 Regional Roundtable locations.

Film Festival Alliance is dedicated to serving its members — all of them. Festivals small, medium and large benefit from each others connections, stories, resources and tips. As the Film Festival Alliance grows, we encourage you to let us know what benefits you would like to see from your membership, so that we can better serve our members, our common challenges and our individual challenges, as we celebrate and share our triumphs.

What are the Membership Fees?

Individual Membership
$100

Membership listed under individual name, and not Festival or Organization. See below for included benefits.

Small Organizations
$250

For Festivals and Film Events with annual budgets under $500,000 per year.

Mid-size Organizations
$500

For Festivals and Film Events with annual budgets over $500,000 per year.

Large Organizations
$1,000

For Festivals and Film Events with annual budgets over $1,000,000 per year.

What are the Membership Benefits?

The Film Festival Alliance’s membership benefits program is constantly expanding, but consistently, the greatest benefit of belonging is networking and connecting with fellow film festival professionals. Members may also participate in FFA’s special programs as well as save and earn money through sponsoring organizations.

Individual Member Benefits:

Organizational Member Benefits:

PLUS, these 2019 Organizational Membership Discounts:

How do I sign up?

Complete the Member Registration below OR email info@filmfestivalalliance.org for snail mail information.

How do I renew?

To renew your membership, simply login to your account, click on “Your Account” in the “Membership” drop down menu, and click on the subscriptions tab and follow the instructions to renew your subscription.