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Support AFI DOCS

You have the power to make a difference. Generous support at every level ensures AFI DOCS remains a cultural pillar for documentary storytellers and audiences to serve as a catalyst for change. Everyone has a story. Write yours by getting involved today!

Donor opportunities begin at $40
Share your passion for great documentaries with the world while enjoying insider perks to AFI’s signature programming, panels and events, including advanced tickets and discounts to AFI DOCS. LEARN MORE

Your tax-deductible gift of any size will make an impact and keep powerful stories onscreen and an essential part of the cultural conversation. DONATE NOW

If you have any questions or would like to join or renew by phone, please contact AFI Membership at 1.800.774.4AFI (Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT) or at [email protected].


Check out all of the benefits in store for AFI members:

AFI DOCS Member Exclusive Preview
>> Join or renew as a $40 Rising Star member
Join the AFI Festivals Director of Programming and other festival programmers on Tuesday, June 8 as they guide members through this year’s festival lineup and schedule. Registration required.

AFI DOCS Discounted Passes & Individual Films
>> Join or renew as a $60 Star member
Receive a 20% discount off pass purchases and individual film purchases. $2 off in-person screenings at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

AFI DOCS Discounted Festival Merchandise
>> Join or renew as a $60 Star member
Receive a 10% discount on official festival merch at by using a special coupon code.

AFI DOCS Complimentary Ticket Unlocks
>> Join or renew as a $125 Two- Star member
Access to two (2) complimentary ticket unlocks (excluding Opening Night and Special Presentations) and a 20% member discount on additional ticket and pass purchases. Three-Star members will receive three (3) ticket unlocks.

AFI DOCS Complimentary Festival Pass
>> Join or renew as a $500 Four-Star member
The Film Pass allows you to “unlock” and watch great programming in Features, Cinema’s Legacy, Guggenheim Symposium, DOCS Talks, Shorts and Episodic sections (excludes Opening Night and Special Presentations). One pass per household/membership.

AFI DOCS Premiere Circle Access
Premiere Circle members receive unparalleled access, with concierge support provided throughout the festival by AFI personnel. Explore all the benefits reserved for Premiere Circle members including invitations and access to AFI’s year-round programs and events. For more information or to gain Premiere Circle access, please contact Peter Indall at [email protected] or 323.856.7656.

Please note: Due to distribution policy, only those in the U.S. will be able to access the films. Films and events are available for a limited time and with limited capacity. No refunds or exchanges. Passes are non-transferable. Event is not rated for content and viewer discretion is advised. Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. All categories, benefits and prices are subject to change.