Memberships

Becoming a Reeling Member means you are contributing to one of the longest-running LGBTQ+ film festivals in the world, and a vibrant, local non-profit organization (Chicago Filmmakers). Whether you’re an Indie Spirit Member or a Studio Head, you will enjoy great benefits as a Reeling member, including advanced ticket purchases, ticket discounts, invitations to sneak preview screenings throughout the year, and priority seating.

Reeling memberships help to ensure that we have the resources to bring the best films from around the globe to the city of Chicago, and encourages Reeling to grow from an annual event to a year-round program of screenings and special events.

Become a Member!

 

Reeling Regular Membership Badge for Festival

Indie Spirit Member – $50 ($35 for Students, Seniors, and Military w/ valid ID)

  • Two (2) free tickets to any regular festival screenings
  • Receive a discount of up to $5 on screenings and event tickets [limited to one (1) discounted ticket per screening]
  • An official Reeling Membership badge for the festival
  • Our Members Line gives you access to seating prior to the general public
  • Invitations to sneak preview screenings throughout the year

Free Youth Indie Spirit Member – (Free for filmgoers under 24)

  • Receive a discount of up to $5 off screenings and event tickets (limited to one [1] discounted ticket per screening)
  • One free ticket to any regular screening!
  • Our Members Line gives you access to seating prior to general public
  • Invites to sneak preview screenings throughout the year

To obtain a Free Youth Indie Spirit Membership, you must show proof of age (student ID, driver’s license) in-person at Festival Headquarters. Please visit Chicago Filmmakers (5720 N Ridge Ave, off of the Bryn Mawr Red Line) during box office hours. Once your membership is activated, you can order discounted tickets online.

Two-Fer Member – $75

  • Two (2) Reeling Membership badges for the festival
  • Receive a discount of up to $5 on screenings and event tickets [limited to one (1) discounted ticket per screening]
  • Our Members Line gives you access to seating prior to the general public
  • Invitations to sneak preview screenings throughout the year

Maverick – $150

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • Four (4) free tickets to any regular festival screenings
  • Recognition in the next year’s Reeling program book

Auteur – $350

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • A total of six (6) free tickets to any regular festival screenings
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Opening Night Film + Party
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Closing Night Film + Party
  • Recognition in the next year’s Reeling program book

Director – $500

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • A total of eight (8) free tickets to any regular festival screenings
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Opening Night Film + Party
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Closing Night Film + Party
  • Recognition in the next year’s Reeling program book

Producer – $1,000

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • Reeling VIP Membership Badge
  • Two (2) free VIP Festival Passes
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Opening Night Film + Party
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Closing Night Film + Party
  • Recognition as Producer’s Circle member in the next year’s Reeling program book and online at reelingfilmfestival.org
  • Concierge Service: Ability to order free festival tickets in advance and reserve seating

Executive Producer – $2,500

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • Reeling VIP Membership badge
  • Four (4) free VIP Festival Passes
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Opening Night Film + Party
  • One (1) free ticket to the Reeling Closing Night Film + Party
  • Recognition on Reeling pre-screening slide presentation
  • Recognition as Producer’s Circle member in the next year’s Reeling program book and online at reelingfilmfestival.org
  • Concierge Service: Ability to order free festival tickets in advance and reserve seating

Studio Head – $5,000

All Indie Spirit Member benefits, plus:

  • Reeling VIP Membership badge
  • Six (6) free VIP Festival Passes
  • Six (6) free tickets to the Reeling Opening Night Film + Party
  • Six (6) free tickets to the Reeling Closing Night Film + Party
  • Recognition on the Reeling pre-screening slide presentation
  • Recognition for yourself or your company as Studio Head of Producer’s Circle in the next year’s Reeling program book and online at reelingfilmfestival.org
  • Free-standing banner at festival venues for your company or the charity of your choice [banner must be provided by Member ahead of the festival]
  • Concierge Service: Ability to order free festival tickets in advance and reserve seating

ACTIVATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Become a Member!

Please Note: Reeling membership benefits are good for one festival season and the year after, up to the next festival season. Benefits cannot be applied to two annual film festival seasons unless you renew. Names of members at the Maverick level and above who join after the program book printing deadline will be listed in the following year’s program book.