Miami Film Society Members are from every walk of life with perspectives and tastes as wide and varied as the community in which they live. Designed to appeal to every film fanatic, choose the level that best matches your desired cinematic experience and start enjoying all the perks.

We’d love to meet you at the movies, become a member today!

Membership Levels

With new programing every week, our historic Tower Theater Miami ensures the finest environment in which to watch the best of cinema 365 days a year. At just $50/year, Film Lover Members enjoy exclusive discounts to all general screenings, sneak previews and special events, as well as access to member-only offers and rewards.

Take your love of film to the next level and dip your toes into the world of film festivals right from the Magic City. At $115/year, Aficionado Members receive invitations to monthly member-only screenings, complimentary tickets to Miami Film Festival and discounts to Gems Film Festival, along with all Film Lover benefits.

Have the work of the world’s emerging and established filmmakers at your fingertips when you become a Connoisseur Member. Elevate your experience with all the benefits of an Aficionado Membership plus access to our annual Marquee Series featuring exclusive conversations with industry icons – past guests include Pedro Almodóvar, Rita Moreno, Juan José Campanella, Patricia Clarkson, Paul Schrader, Michele Hazanavicius, Rossy De Palma and Monica Belluci.

Looking for the ultimate cinematic experience? When you become a Cinephile Member our screening rooms will become your second home – enjoy year-round cinema at one of the city’s most beloved landmarks and make the most of your festival experience from Opening to Closing Night.

Don’t let the fun stop when the credits roll! With access to our fabulous Opening and Awards Night Galas, Happy Hours and Filmmaker & Industry Events, as a Visionary Member you’ll enjoy a cinematic experience that transcends the screen. Grab a drink, mingle with your favorite filmmakers and show off the coveted Miami Film Festival Collectible Bag – all without sacrificing your love of films.

You can have it all as a Platinum Member! As a true patron of the arts, you’ll be able to curate your own experience with an All-Access Pass to Gems Film Festival & Miami Film Festival and complimentary tickets to movies of your choice at Tower Theater Miami.


Be part of a unique experience especially curated for young art enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s! Add CineClub to any membership level and unlock an increased number of year-round events.


  • Ensure your seats at sneak previews of the most buzzed-about movies of the year, including exclusive Q&As with filmmakers
  • Invitations to filmmaker/industry events, including all Happy Hours at Miami Film Festival
  • Save extra on tickets to select premium screening and events
  • Especially curated film recommendations from Co-Director of Programming Lauren Cohen

Monthly Screenings

Enjoy exclusive access to advanced screenings of the biggest indie releases every month from April to December.


Membership FAQ

How long does my membership last?
Each membership is valid for one (1) year from the date it is processed. Memberships are not self-renewing and will require manual renewal to avoid a lapse in benefits. 

Will I be notified when my membership is due for renewal?
Yes, we will reach out to you two months before your expiration date to announce your renewal date is coming up and again two weeks before the membership is set to expire. 

What do I do if I want to update my personal information?
To update your personal information, please e-mail

Can I join at one level and then upgrade to another?
Of course! If you would like to upgrade after you’ve purchased a membership, e-mail and we’ll assist with the changes.

Will I receive notifications regarding tickets to films/events?
You will monthly invitations from the Miami Film Society Office and weekly communications as we approach Gems Film Festival and Miami Film Festival with line-up reveals and ticket ordering instructions.

Are tickets automatically sent to members?
No, members must claim tickets in advanced by logging in to the ticketing site or contacting the Miami Film Society Office. We recommend placing orders as soon as possible as many events sell out and we cannot make any exceptions or exchanges of benefits.

If I purchase a ticket and then later realize I can’t attend the event, can I get a refund/exchange?
Miami Film Festival and Tower Theater Miami have an official no refunds, no exchanges policy. We ask that you please be sure of all your selections before completing your transaction. If you have any questions, please contact

If I can’t use my tickets, can someone else use them on my behalf?
Yes, you may give your film or party tickets to someone else so that they may attend instead. Please note, invitations to private events are non-transferable.

I need help understanding my complimentary ticket allowance.
Please contact the Miami Film Society Office at (305) 237-7979 and we will explain how many complimentary tickets you are entitled to based on your membership level and what categories they apply to.

Can my complimentary tickets be used for any film/event in any category?
Each membership level has a specific set of benefits associated with it. Complimentary tickets may not be exchanged or substituted.

How do I order my tickets?
Please check back when tickets to Gems Film Festival go on sale Fall 2021.

Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival is committed to providing a safe space in which to carry out its mission and activities. Your presence or participation at any Miami Film Festival or Tower Theater Miami screening and event constitutes acceptance of this code of conduct and your agreement to:

  • Conduct yourself in an appropriate manner befitting members of the Miami Film Society
  • Maintain responsibility for the conduct of your guests, including, but not limited to, using appropriate language, remaining respectful of other members, attendees, and staff
  • Refrain from taking any photographs, video or audio recordings, including “selfies” of the on-screen content;
  • Abide by all applicable venue/event rules, regulations, and state and local laws.

At Miami Film Festival and Tower Theater Miami in-person screenings and events, you further agree to:

  • Permit you and your guest’s images to be captured by photo or video in connection with a screening or event
  • Remain in your seats, limiting conversation, and avoiding obstructions of other guests once a screening begins until the houselights come on

During Miami Film Festival and Tower Theater Miami virtual screenings and events, you further agree to:

  • Abide by all terms and conditions as set by Miami Film Festival, Tower Theater Miami, Miami Dade College, and state and federal intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, refraining from capturing any audio, video, screen shots, screen recordings of any films or other protected material
  • Refraining from sharing your authorized link to any screening with any other person/entity
  • Refraining from broadcasting/webcasting/sharing any screening except as authorized

As a member in good standing, you agree to abide by Miami Film Festival’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct expects legal, appropriate and courteous behavior and actions from all participants, both in-person and virtually. Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in removal from a venue, loss of virtual or in-person screening and event privileges, suspension or termination of Miami Film Society membership without reimbursement, depending on the severity of the offense, and/or prohibition of future Miami Film Society membership. Any decision to suspend or terminate a Miami Film Society Membership is final.

If you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct, contact the nearest staff member and we will work to assess the situation and to respond as quickly as possible. You may also send a formal notice by emailing Please remember that notifying us does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement.

For Emergencies
Immediately dial 911, then contact a staff member.