The Film Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your society membership or donation is tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is supported by donations, sponsorships, grants, and admissions to produce and present the excellent year-round film programming at the MV Film Center, Capawock and Strand Theaters enjoyed by our island wide community. We look forward to your continued support as we enter our 15th year.

Why become a member?

As of June 2018, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society proudly has 2543 card-carrying members. Each of our members support our film screenings and programs in the following way:

  • Inspire and enlighten audiences: From first run new releases to classics, engaging documentaries to film festival presentations, films from across the globe to those little films gems we find – we bring you the best in film almost every day of the year — movies that can’t see elsewhere!
  • Live experiences like you’ve never seen before: Your membership helps us continue special programs you’ve come to love, like NY Film Critics National Series, Green on Screen, Film Classics, National Theatre Live, Opera & Ballet in Cinema series, Special live programs like the Oscars and New Years Eve, music concerts, speakers, and so much more!
  • Shed understanding upon contemporary concerns: It’s with your help that we can support other island non-profits screen specialty films that fit with their missions, whether those are social issues, environmental, health and nutrition, or many other subjects.
  • Foster community support for worthy causes: We partner with our community to give back in meaningful ways. Click here for examples.
  • Delight the young at heart
  • Maintaining our Film Center building experience: We rely on your support to help us maintain the beauty and technical infrastructure of our Film Center.
  • Help spread the arts beyond the Film Society: As a member of the MV Film Society, you are eligible to receive member discounts at these participating non-profit theatres across the USA. Just show your MV Film Society member card at the door!

Payment Options

Buy a Membership Online

To purchase a Membership online or see when you membership expires, click here. You will be sent to our external partner site to confirm your Membership.

Buy a Membership through Mail

You may also send a check or money order with a filled out Membership Form (PDF) you can download by clicking here. Then, print and mail the filled out Membership Form to: Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Membership Benefits:

We are pleased to offer these benefits to thank our members for their generosity. Until you receive your card, the e-mail receipt from your online membership purchase will serve as proof that you are eligible for member discounts.

Your benefits are summarized in the following table, with more details on each tier found below.

Individual/Dual – $40/$70 Senior (+65)/Dual – $25/$50 Student (15-24) – $15 Film Buff/Dual – $150/$300 Film Enthusiast – $500 Director – $1000 Producer – $2500+
Reduced admission to all films, events, & passes
Access to free, members-only screenings
Free admission to all films Film Buff (6 Tickets*) / Dual (12 Tickets*) ✅(1 person) ✅(2 people) ✅(2 people)
Free admission to all live events ✅(1 person**) ✅(2 people**) ✅(2 people)
2 All-Access Passes to every MVFS Festival ✅(4 All-Access Passes)
Reserved seating for any film at the MV Film Center ✅(2 people)
1 free drink & concession item per show ✅(2 people)

*Excludes Specially Priced Events / **Excludes Met Opera Live

Individual – $40

One-year individual membership brings these benefits:

  • Membership card that shows your support of film society
  • Reduced admission ($3.00 or more off) to all films and special events (unless otherwise posted, or third party event)
  • Advanced notice by e-mail of film schedule
  • Invitation to free-to-members events
  • Member discount on merchandise and festival passes

Student – $15

Students age 15-24 eligible (with ID). Offers same benefits as Individual Member.

Senior – $25, Dual Senior – $50

For persons age 65 or older. Same benefits as Individual Member.

  • Two Senior Members pay $50.

Dual – $70

A Dual membership includes these benefits:

  • One Dual membership card
  • Reduced admission ($3.00 off or more each) for two individuals to all films
  • All other benefits provided to Individual members

Film Buff – $150Dual Film Buff – $300

This one-year membership includes all Individual Member benefits for one individual ($300 for a couple at this level), plus:

  • Advance ticket purchase to Special Events, including events with filmmakers, film festivals, and program series (Opera, theatre, music, etc.)
  • 6 free admission tickets for you and your friends to enjoy at a movie (12 tickets for couples), excludes special higher priced events.

Film Enthusiast – $500

This one-year membership includes all Individual Member benefits for one, plus:

  • Free admission for one to all films for an entire year (excluding Film Festival special events – Opening Night, Closing Night)
  • Recognition on the Film Society’s web site

Director’s Chair  – $1,000

This one-year membership includes all Individual member benefits for one or two individuals, plus:

  • Free admission for one or two to all films for an entire year (excluding International Film Festival special events – Opening Night, Closing Night)
  • Free admission for one or two to all live events (theatre, music, comedy, speakers series) for an entire year (excluding events organized by other groups, e.g. Summer Institute)
  • Invitation to special filmmaker events, including receptions and small private meetings/conversations
  • Free Admission to all Parties, Receptions, Gala held at Film Center (excluding events organized by other groups)

Producer’s Circle – $2,500

An annual gift of $2,500 or more makes you a member of the Producers Circle, our most prestigious membership level. Members at these levels enjoy a variety of special benefits and privileges in addition to all other membership benefits at other levels:

  • Free admission for two people for an entire year to any movie, party, or live event (theatre, music, speaker series) held at the Film Center (excluding events organized by other groups)
  • Reserve seating for two at any movie or live event at the Film Center with advance notice by email or telephone.
  • Free popcorn and beverage for two from our concession stand
  • Free All-Access Festival Pass for two to the annual MV International Film Festival ($400 value alone).
  • Recognition on the Film Center Wall of Supporters for a year
  • Private Screening use of the theatre for your guests at the Film Center (date and time to not compete with the Film Center’s regular program schedule, or in summer season)

Please contact Richard Paradise: if you are interested in more details about this membership level or other forms of support.

Thank you for your continued support!