Film Festival Alliance

Join the Film Festival Alliance

Why should I join Film Festival Alliance?

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.

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

All the benefits listed here. Under individual name, and not Festival or Organization.

Small Organizations

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

Mid-size Organizations

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

Large Organizations

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

Where is Film Festival Alliance headed?

  • Creation of best practice guidelines for film association and festival members
  • Member resources including a festival personnel database
  • Advocacy for film festivals at the local, state and federal level
  • Communications in the press and beyond to establish and raise the profile of the film festival field/industry.

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.

Member Benefits
Spotlight Support Program

FFA members are eligible to participate in the revenue-generating Spotlight Support Program offered by Spotlight Cinema Networks.

Discount on FFA@AHC Annual Conference

FFA members receive a special discount code on registrations to our annual conference (January 15-18, 2018). In addition, the FFA member discount is valid for an extended period of time. 

Discount at Festily is an online print traffic management solution to collect films, interact with filmmakers, and deliver drives and balanced short programs for projection.  FFA member organizations pay only $35/film (regularly $45/film). For a 70-film event, that is a $700 savings. 

Multiple Benefits From FilmFreeway

 FFA member organizations receive a $250 credit to be used for any FilmFreeway marketing services. FilmFreeway is the world’s #1 way to submit to film festivals and creative contests.


FFA members receive a special discounted commission rate:
Standard rate: 8.5%
FFA Members: 7%


FFA members receive a special discounted rate on ticketing services:
Standard rate: 3% plus $0.99 cents
FFA Members: 2% plus $0.99 cents (all inclusive, NO credit card processing fees.)

Legal Services

FFA members may elect to have the firm of Donaldson & Cardiff review copyright notices and filmmakers grievances.

How do I sign up?

Complete the Member Registration below OR send a check made out to Film Festival Alliance (indicate “FFA Membership” on the check) and a business card to:  Film Festival Alliance Membership, c/o Anne Chaisson, Hamptons International Film Festival, 47 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

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.