Join JFI today!

When you become a member of the Jewish Film Institute, you’ll join other film lovers who are committed to providing audiences in San Francisco and around the world with the opportunity to experience original, innovative, and thought-provoking film and media.

Your membership provides JFI with critical, unrestricted support that helps emerging filmmakers succeed at all stages of their projects through the New Jewish Filmmaker’s Project, the JFI Filmmaker residency, the Film Movement short film award and by exhibiting hundreds of works at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, WinterFest and now JFI on Demand!

With your help, JFI can continue to lead in the creation, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of the highest quality content that illuminates life through a Jewish lens and expand our impact for decades to come.

JFI members enjoy a membership program with a host of fabulous benefits!

NEXT WAVE – $35 for young adults age 18-35

  • 1 Next Wave pass (good for ALL shows at all theaters, including SF Opening Night Film & Party)
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticket-buying privileges to all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Recognition on our website

The best deal in town! Next Wave members also get invitations to special events year-round, to meet fellow film aficionados and emerging filmmakers!

SUPPORTER – Individual $60 | Dual $110

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticket-buying privileges to all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Recognition on our website

FRIEND – $250

  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round
  • 4-Flix card (good four any 4 screenings during our summer Festival)
  • Tickets to SF Opening Night & Closing Night film and festivities

Plus all these member benefits:

  • Recognition on our website
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts year-round, including during summer Festival

PATRON – $500

  • 1 All-Festival Pass
  • Tickets to Opening & Closing Night film and festivities
  • Invitation to VIP Festival Preview

Plus all these member benefits:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

BENEFACTOR – $1,000

  • 2 All-Festival Passes
  • Tickets to Opening and Closing Night film and festivities
  • Invitation to VIP Festival Preview

Plus all these member benefits:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

PRODUCER – $2,500

  • 3 All-Festival Passes
  • Tickets to Opening & Closing Night films and festivities
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • On-screen recognition throughout the Festival

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a short film or monthly online short
  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest

Plus all these member benefits:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

DIRECTOR – $5,000

  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Tickets to Opening & Closing Night films and festivities
  • Reserved seating at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to private Festival receptions
  • On-screen recognition throughout the festival

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to co-sponsor a film at our summer Festival
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest

Plus all these member benefits:

  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

LUMINARY – $10,000

  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Tickets to Opening & Closing Night films and festivities
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event

Plus all these member benefits:

  • On-screen recognition throughout the festival
  • Invitations to private festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE – $25,000+

  • 4 All-Festival passes
  • Tickets to Opening & Closing Night films and festivities
  • Priority admission & reserved seating at the Castro Theater (only)
  • Access to VIP Lounge at the Castro Theatre (only)
  • 2 WinterFest Passes
  • Invitations to privately hosted events year-round

Plus these sponsorship opportunities:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Big Night film or Event at the summer Festival
  • Opportunity to host a private reception on the Castro Mezzanine
  • Opportunity to sponsor a film at our annual WinterFest
  • Opportunity to sponsor a Next Wave event

Plus all these member benefits:

  • On-screen recognition throughout the festival
  • Invitations to private festival receptions
  • Festival catalog mailed to your home
  • Early ticketing privileges and discounts on year-round programs
  • Invitations to member-only sneak preview screenings year-round
Membership makes a great gift!Want to give a membership to someone else as a gift? Just go through the process of purchasing a new membership and at the end, write the name of the person to whom you want to gift a JFI membership. You will then receive a confirmation email that you can share with the gift recipient.

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Tax Information

We are a 501(c)3 organization and you contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law minus the cash value of goods and services received. Our IRS Tax Id is 94-2854068. Consult a tax professional to learn more about IRS rules covering income tax deductions for charitable contributions by individuals.

The tax deductible portion of your gift to Jewish Film Institute does not include the fair market value of the benefits and goods received. Please advise staff if you do not wish to receive benefits.

Cash value of 2015 donor benefits

  • All-Festival Pass, Early Bird Special (general public) $265
  • All-Festival Pass, Regular (general public) $295
  • Four (4)-Flix Card (four tickets, general public) $56
  • San Francisco Opening Night Ticket (general public) $75
  • San Francisco Closing Night Ticket (general public) $25
  • WinterFest Pass, Regular (general public) $45
  • Jewish Film Institute Tote Bag $10