Members at Awards Night Party
Members at Awards Night Party
Richard Gere at Opening Night
Richard Gere at Opening Night
Members at Olympia Theater
Members at Olympia Theater
Cécile McLorin Salvant in Concert
Cécile McLorin Salvant in Concert
CineClub Members at Awards Night Party
CineClub Members at Awards Night Party
Miami Rhapsody Retrospective
Miami Rhapsody Retrospective
Precious Gem Award to Betsey Greene Freeman
Precious Gem Award to Betsey Greene Freeman
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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

The Tenth Annual Gems Film Festival is coming Fall 2023! Join or renew at a Connoisseur level or higher before October 1 and receive complimentary general screening tickets for films of your choice. 

It’s time to elevate your traditional movie-going experience! Become a Miami Film Society Film Lover and unlock your access to Miami’s film scene. Exclusive perks include members-only screenings, subscription to members newsletter featuring programming highlights and recommendations, one-week seat selection prior to the public on-sale dates, and discounts to all official festival programming.

Take your love of film to the next level with an Aficionado Membership! Enjoy year-round screenings of the season’s most anticipated releases and dip your toes into the world of film festivals right from the Magic City with complimentary tickets to the annual Miami Film Festival.

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. Take on year-round world cinema and the annual Miami Film Festival from Opening to Closing Night at the city’s most beloved landmarks.

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.

Members-Only Screenings

Enjoy exclusive year-round in-theater or virtual access to advanced screenings of some of the season’s most anticipated releases.


CineClub Exclusives

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


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 before your expiration date to announce your renewal date is coming up and again 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 receive regular 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 has 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 event 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.

Miami Film Society 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 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 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 virtual screenings and events, you further agree to:

  • Abide by all terms and conditions as set by Miami Film Festival, 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 Society’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.

  1. Using the FILM GUIDE, click on an event to access its individual page. Once opened, click the SELECT A SHOWING button on the top right and click on the screening. Skip this step if using the SCHEDULE option
  2. Once the page for your desired screening has opened, click the ORDER TICKETS button on the top right and when prompted, CONTINUE TO SITE
  3. Once on the SquadUp site, select your preferred seat and make sure you add GENERAL SCREENING to cart (do not add Senior or Student tickets as those selections will void your member discount).
  4. Once you have made your selection(s) for this event, click CHECKOUT
  5. If purchasing for other events, repeat the process and add them all to your cart
  6. Once you have made all your event and required seat selections, please carefully review your cart and make sure that:
    • You’ve selected the right ticket quantities for each event
    • The Promotional Code has been applied and each event box displays a “Promo code is valid!” message in green
  7. Complete the Purchaser Information section. You do not need to create a password or account to access your tickets
  8. Complete the Payment Information section
  9. By clicking GET TICKETS you are confirming that this is the order you intended to place and are agreeing to the SquadUp and Miami Film Festival policies.



  • Promo codes are uniquely assigned to you. Once the promotional value is used in a transaction it cannot be used again by anyone else.
  • If the total cost of the items you’re purchasing exceeds the amount of the promotion, you’ll be prompted to provide payment method for the balance.
  • Benefits are exclusively for MDC’s 40th Annual Miami Film Festival, taking place March 3-12, 2023. Unclaimed and unused tickets will be considered forfeited and will not roll over future editions. If your plans change and you need to pause your membership, contact the Miami Film Society Office immediately.
  • Benefits are subject to venue capacity limitations and event age restrictions. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the pre-sale access period to secure their preferred events.
  • Ticket allocations will not be automatically issued. All complimentary tickets must be claimed by members in advance either online through our ticketing site or directly with the Miami Film Society Office.
  • Ticket allocations are only valid for their designated event category. Promotional values cannot be combined or applied towards the purchase of other events.
  • Offers and discounts must be redeemed at time of placing order, price adjustments cannot be made once an order has been processed. If you have a question or concern, please contact the Miami Film Society Office prior to submitting payment.
  • Miami Film Festival has a “No Refunds, No Exchange” policy for all official screenings and events. Requests submitted by Miami Film Society members will be reviewed in good-faith on a case-by-case basis, final decisions will be made by the Miami Film Festival Ticketing Team.
  • A Festival screenings is different from a regular screening, please be seated 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure a seamless experience for the audience and filmmakers in attendance. Ticket-holders who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of the Festival’s Venue Manager.
  • All members and personal guests must abide by the Miami Film Society Code of Conduct. No exceptions.