Join the community
Our story began with filmmakers deciding to get together. This simple and foundational principle continues to guide our Artistic Development initiatives as well as our Community Engagement programs. We believe that ideas, collaborations, and solutions emerge when people come together.
For filmmakers and producers of creative media: Among other benefits, IFP Chicago membership gives you access to discounted production services, free submission to our Artist Development initiatives such as The Pitch at Industry Days and At The Table, participation in our works-in-progress feedback screenings, inclusion in Filmmaker Friday (our weekly BYO get together) and free or discounted access to our year-round workshops, panels, and speaker events.
For cinephiles and casual moviegoers: IFP Chicago membership comes with discounted admission to the Chicago Underground Film Festival, which features the cutting edge in avant-garde cinema, free admission to advanced screenings of new releases, inclusion in Filmmaker Friday (our weekly BYO get together), and free or discounted access to our year-round workshops, panels, and speaker events.
Whatever your interest in creative media, there is a place for you here.
Individual Annual Membership
1 year MEMBERSHIP $85.00 | 2 years MEMBERSHIP $ 150.00
Our Individual Annual Membership is geared to filmmakers. You gain full access to all of our membership perks including:
- free or discounted rates to all IFP Chicago screenings, workshops, panels, networking events and parties
- member services including eligibility to apply for our fiscal sponsorship program
- participation in our Work in Progress feedback sessions (formerly Rough Cut Screenings)
- consideration for our Soho House Chicago Sessions creative pitch showcase (produced in partnership with New City and Chicago Film Project)
- our bi-weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox
- access to our closed members-only Facebook group
- discounted passes and submission rates to the Chicago Underground Film Festival
- reciprocal member benefits with FilmNorth
- discounted admission to screening, educational and networking events with partners like Elevated Films Chicago, Stage 18, 2112, and Chicago International Film Festival Industry Days.
- discounts on rentals from Eleven04 Productions: 10% discount on orders 3 days or less and a 20% discount on orders over 3 days, plus 10% of your rental returned via donation to IFP Chicago.
- 25% discount off of rentals from Camera Ambassador.
- 20% discount on post audio services from NoiseFloor.
- 15% discount on original music composition from NoiseFloor.
- 20% discount on all film permit services from Johnsonese Brokerage.
- discount entry fees on CineStory Screenwriting Competition Retreats. To learn more and to submit CLICK HERE.
- $20 off Registration to the 48 Hour Film Project Chicago.
- training discounts from AbelCine: 30% off in-depth classes and 20% off quick starter classes.
- discount on equipment rentals at Daufenbach Camera. Bring in your membership card to receive the discount.
- New Benefit: 20% discount on Illinois tax incentive accounting services from Lucas Cook.
Individual Student Member
1 year membership $55.00 | 2 year membership $100.00
IFP Chicago extends our Individual Annual Membership benefits to currently enrolled students at higher education institutions at a discounted rate. Please note that upon checkout you will be required to submit your school name and current student ID Number at checkout or we will refund your order and cancel your membership.
Small Business Membership (3 members)
1 year membership plan $225.00 | 2 year membership plan $400.00
Small Business Membership confers all the benefits of an individual IFP Chicago Annual Membership (see below) to 3 individuals at the same company. Small Business Members receive 2 additional passes to each IFP Chicago event at the member rate.