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.

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.

As an FFA member, you are:  joining a cohort that is passionate about independent cinema, community building, supporting filmmakers and storytellers; And sharing your perspective and commitment to the film festival as a unique cinematic experience.

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.

Where is Film Festival Alliance headed?

  • Creation of best practice guidelines for film association and festival members
  • Developing further member resources and benefits
  • Creating partnerships that are beneficial to our industry
  • Advocacy for film festivals at the local, state and federal level
  • Raising 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.

Individual Member Benefits:

  • Listing under Individual Member’s Name
  • Access to comp and discounted Industry Passes at Regional Roundtables
  • Discounted Film/Music/Interactive Passes to SXSW 2018 (through Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Access to Festival Pass Exchange Program (Coming in 2018)
  • Access to Member’s-Only RESOURCES web page with white papers, survey’s, seasonal staff roster and more
  • Access to FFA Member’s-Only facebook group
  • Access to Archival Audio from FFA Webinars
  • Access to Sundance SIO Diversity Pass Program
  • Access to FFA Pass Exchange program
  • Extended Early Bird or Discount for 2019 Annual Conference 

Organizational Member Benefits:

  • Listing as FFA member under Individual Name
  • Access to comp and discounted Industry Passes at Regional Roundtables
  • Discounted Film/Music/Interactive Passes to SXSW 2018 (through Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Access to Festival Pass Exchange Program (Coming in Early 2018)
  • Access to Member’s-Only RESOURCES web page with white papers, survey’s, seasonal staff roster and more
  • Access to FFA Member’s-Only facebook group
  • Access to Archival Audio from FFA Webinars
  • Access to Sundance SIO Diversity Pass Program
  • Access to FFA Pass Exchange program
  • Extended Early Bird or Discount for 2019 Annual Conference 

PLUS, these 2019 Organizational Membership Discounts:

  • Elevent: Customized Discount based on organizational structure
  • Eventival:  30% off from one-year service fee, 40% off for two-year service fee. Learn more >
  • Eventive:  20% discount on Eventive scanner rentals. 
  • Festily: 10% off Print Traffic Services
  • Film Freeway: $100 annual credit to be used for any Film Freeway Marketing Service; Special commission rate: 7% (standard 8.5%) + Discounted rate on Ticketing Services: 2% plus $0.99 cents (all inclusive, NO credit card processing fees.) Standard rate: 3% plus $0.99 cents; Listing on Film Freeway’s member-festival page.
  • Simple DCP: FFA members who partner have access to Simple DCP library servers, playback servers, rental drives, and testing resources.
  • Henderson Promos: 10% discount on promotional and marketing products + 5% giveback to FFA and other local charities
  • Spotlight Cinema Networks: Spotlight Support Program for Approved Festivals (Revenue Generator)
  • Donaldson + Callif, LLP: FFA Members may elect to have the leading law firm specializing in representation of independent filmmakers and content creators – review copyright notices and filmmaker grievances. Members should contact the firm BEFORE responding to any complaints to allow sufficient time for a response strategy.

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.