Become a Member:
Join the MKE Film Family

Milwaukee Film’s membership program is an easy, affordable way to support our year-round mission while also enjoying some great members-only benefits. As a member of MKE Film, you’ll be a part of a growing community of film fans who are passionate about sharing cinematic experiences and furthering film culture in the Milwaukee area and beyond. Check out the wide variety of fantastic benefits and perks below.

Before becoming a member, please read the Fine Print as well as our Code of Conduct.

"I love the membership program. It's a wonderful way to support Milwaukee Film and it makes you feel like one of the cool kids."
– Karen T.

Make an Impact: Join the Black Lens Council

MKE Film members may also be interested in joining the Black Lens Council, a new membership program stemming from the Black Lens film series that's designed to spotlight the work of African-American filmmakers and strengthen community dialogues via film screenings, events, and discussions. View BLC's additional benefits below.

"It's a wonderful value and affords me opportunities to see films I normally wouldn't choose to see and meet some pretty cool people."
– Patricia S.

Upcoming Members-only screenings!

Update your calendars ... Here's our upcoming Members-only screening dates:

  • July 29
  • Aug. 26 (new date!)
  • Sept. 11
  • Oct. TBD
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 16

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 festival tickets, monthly Members-Only Screenings, subscription to Film Comment magazine, invitations to special events, and way, way more.

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 three levels below. BLC members receive all the perks of the dual Festival Fan level, plus access to screenings from the Black Lens film series, name recognition in the festival program, and BLC swag.


After 10/12, festival benefits for all new signups for the Black Lens Council will be for the 2019 film festival. However, your year-round benefits will be mailed to you in 2-4 weeks.