About Co-op Membership

steenbeckMembers of Chicago Filmmakers receive discounts on classes, screenings, and services at area businesses.

Chicago Filmmakers Membership is ONLY $50 per year.

Become A Member!

Membership Perks include:

Free or discounted rates to our regular screening series and networking events.

Present your membership card at the box office. Admission is not guaranteed in the case of a sellout.

Discounted rates to all classes and workshops.

Please register by calling 773-293-1447 and providing your member ID number.

Discounted rates for Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival passes, screenings, and submission fees.

You will be sent a discount code via email when the call for submissions opens.

Access to equipment rental and editing suites.

A complete list of our equipment inventory is available at chicagofilmmakers.org. Contact us at 773-293-1447 to reserve equipment and/or editing suites.

Members are eligible to apply for Fiscal Sponsorship free of charge (regularly $35 application fee), which enables filmmakers to receive grants and accept donations through Chicago Filmmakers’ tax-exempt status.

Contact us at info@chicagofilmmakers.org to request fiscal sponsorship guidelines and apply.

Deals from our local partners and special invitations to advance screenings will be sent out to members via email.

In addition to benefits within our own organization, your membership is good for discounts at these local businesses and events:

  • $25 off passes for CIMMcon – Film, Music & Tech Industry Conference - CIMMfest
  • Admission Discount at Midwest Independent Film Festival (subject to day of show availability; see MIFF website for details.)