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MILWAUKEE FILM MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

​Although they vary by level, benefits and perks might include discounts on Oriental Theatre tickets and concessions, early access to discounted Milwaukee Film Festival tickets, monthly Members-only screenings, invitations to special events, and way, way more.

Festival Fan

Our entry level membership. Benefits and perks might include: discounts on Oriental Theatre tickets and concessions, early access to discounted Milwaukee Film Festival tickets, monthly Members-only screenings, invitations to special events, and way, way more.

  • Discount on tickets/concessions at the Oriental Theatre (not valid for third-party or special events)
  • The best discounts on Festival passes and tickets
  • Monthly invitation to our free Members-only screenings (first-come, first-served)
  • Invitation to the Milwaukee Film Festival Members-only super-secret screening
  • Early access to Festival passes/tickets
  • 15% off Milwaukee Film Festival merchandise
  • Recognition of your membership on the Milwaukee Film website; list will be updated with Members who join by March 1

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $0.

Film Lover

All the benefits of a Festival Fan plus:

  • Available when Members-only screenings are held in person:
    • Two single-use guest tickets per year for Members-only screenings (Four for duals)
    • Guaranteed seats to our monthly Members-only screenings (with an RSVP prior to deadline)
  • One exclusive MKE Film Member T-shirt (Two for duals)

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $0.

Movie Star

All the benefits of a Film Lover plus:

  • Four Milwaukee Film Festival vouchers (Eight for duals)
  • Early access to special screening events, as available

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $44 ($88 for Movie Star - Dual).

Film Director

All the benefits of a Movie Star plus:

  • Six Milwaukee Film Festival vouchers (Twelve for duals)
  • One pass to the forthcoming Milwaukee Film Festival (Two for duals)

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $466 ($932 for Film Director - Dual).

Movie Mogul

All the benefits of a Film Director plus:

  • One pass to the forthcoming Milwaukee Film Festival (Two for duals)
  • Available when the Milwaukee Film Festival is held in person:
    • One invitation to our invite-only sponsor kickoff event (Two for duals)
    • One invitation to our invite-only filmmaker brunch (Two for duals)
  • Available when Members-only screenings are held in person:
    • Access to a limited number of reserved seats for monthly Members-only screenings

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $466 ($932 for Movie Mogul – Dual).

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All the benefits of a Movie Mogul - Dual plus:

  • A total of two passes to the Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Sponsorship of one film at the Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Invitation to the annual tour of the Oriental Theatre
  • On-screen recognition at the Oriental Theatre year-round

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $932.

Legend

All the benefits of an Icon plus:

  • A total of two passes to the Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Available when the Milwaukee Film Festival is held in person:
    • Unlimited admission to all festival screenings and parties with special reserved seating
  • Sponsorship of one film at the Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Invitation to the annual tour of the Oriental Theatre
  • On-screen recognition at the Oriental Theatre year-round
  • Free popcorn anytime the Oriental Theatre is open!

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $932.

JOIN THE BLACK LENS COUNCIL

If you want to support our commitment to enriching lives in the community through film, consider joining the Black Lens Council at one of the levels below. BLC Members receive all the perks of the Festival Fan level, plus access to screenings from the Black Lens film series, name recognition on the Milwaukee Film website, and BLC swag.

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Cooley High

The Cooley High level is named after the film that brought honest depictions to the big screen in an era of exploitation. We include the following benefits at this level:

  • Two individual tickets to the Cultures & Communities Film Festival (Four of duals)
  • Two individual tickets to the Milwaukee Film Festival (Four for duals)
  • A subscription to the Black Lens Council newsletter
  • Recognition as a “Cooley High” member on our website when joined by March 1st
  • A Black Lens Council member t-shirt (Two for duals)
  • Discounts on ticketed Black Lens festival events
  • An invitation to the monthly free Members-Only Screenings, including the Super Secret screening during the festival.
  • Two single-use guest tickets per year for Members-only screenings (Four for duals)
  • Discounts on films and concessions at the Oriental Theatre year-round
  • Best discounts and early access to festival vouchers & passes
  • 15% off MKE Film Festival merchandise

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $40 ($80 for Cooley High – Dual).

Mo' Better

The Mo' Better level is named after the Spike Lee joint that found Wesley and Denzel at their absolute best. Included are all benefits of a Cooley High plus:

  • Four tickets to the Cultures & Communities Festival (Six for duals)
  • Four tickets to the Milwaukee Film Festival (Six for duals)
  • Recognition as a member "Mo' Better" on our website when joined by March 1st
  • An invitation to Milwaukee Film Festival Members' preview night
  • Invitation to Black Lens screening committee

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $80 ($120 for Mo’ Better – Dual).

Baadasssss

If you don’t know Melvin Van Peebles’ seminal work "Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song," the first thing you should do after you join this level is seek out this film! Included are all the benefits of a Mo' Better plus:

  • A pass to the forthcoming Milwaukee Film Festival (Two for duals)
  • A pass to the forthcoming Cultures & Communities Film Festival (Two for duals)
  • Recognition as a “Baadasssss” member on our website when joined by March 1st
  • Invitation to exclusive festival events
  • Invitations to private screening events (as available)
  • Personalized film recommendations from the Black Lens programming team

*Milwaukee Film is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions may be tax deductible, less the fair market value of any benefits received. The fair market value of benefits received at this level is $500 ($1,000 for Baadasssss – Dual).