IFI Friends Scheme

Become an IFI Friend and be part of the home of film in Ireland.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” Sir David Attenborough

Sign up as an IFI Friend here today!

Becoming an IFI Friend is one of the best ways to give extra support to the IFI and enjoy greater access to the most hotly anticipated films, invitations to special events, complimentary tickets and a range of exclusive benefits. There are levels to suit all tastes and pockets, starting at just €120 per year. Click here to join.

Benefits increase with each level, and automatically includes IFI Membership.

PREMIERE FRIEND

€120 (€10 per month)

  • Complimentary ticket for you and a guest on sign up and renewal
  • 2 complimentary tickets to use at a special selection of IFI festival screenings
  • Priority access for you and a guest to four of the free monthly preview screenings*
  • Exclusive Christmas drinks and screening event for you and a guest
  • Discounted tickets for you and a guest all year (up to 24% on peak tickets)
  • Tour of IFI Irish Film Archive and Vaults
  • Double loyalty points on purchases (towards free tickets)
  • Bonus loyalty points on sign up and renewal
  • 10% discount at IFI Film Shop and IFI Café Bar**
  • Complimentary membership of IFI Tiernan Macbride Library
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • IFI programme posted each month (option to receive by email)
  • Acknowledgement on IFI website
  • Daily membership for unclassified films automatically covered

*Places are limited, Friends are notified by email to book during priority period

** Maximum 2 diners per Friend can avail of discount, minimum €10 spend

AVANT-GARDE FRIEND

€350 (€29.16 per month) Join

All Premiere Friend benefits plus:

  • 4 complimentary tickets in total for a special selection of IFI festival screenings
  • Priority access for you and a guest to all free monthly preview screenings*
  • Exclusive Summer drinks and screening event for you and a guest
  • Priority booking and concession price for Special Events and Courses
  • Annual programme acknowledgement
  • Discounted tickets for up to 3 guests all year (up to 24% on peak tickets)
  • IFI DVD gift
  • Extra bonus loyalty points
  • Opportunity to attend exclusive Friends’ Events

*Places are limited, Friends are notified by email to book during priority period

CLASSIC FRIEND

€500 (€41.67 per month) Join

All Avant-Garde Friend benefits plus:

  • Additional 4 complimentary tickets (excludes opening nights)
  • Priority booking for Friday night opening films (up to 24 hrs before)
  • Priority booking for IFI festivals
  • Projection Booth tour for 4 people
  • Monthly programme emailed in advance
  • Extra bonus loyalty points
  • IFI Foyer acknowledgement
  • IFI Mezzanine table reservation

“The written word can be powerful and beautiful, but films transport us to another place in a way that even the most evocative words never can.” Saoirse Ronan

We are passionate about promoting Irish film. It costs approximately €5,000 to digitise an Irish feature film for cinema exhibition.

EPIC FRIEND

€1,000 (€83.33 per month) Join

All Classic Friend benefits plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to all IFI Festival Gala Opening Nights and Receptions
  • Personalised booking and reserved cinema seating
  • Private event to include a tour of the IFI Irish Film Archive and Vaults and complimentary film tickets for up to 10 people*
  • Discount on private cinema hire
  • Extra bonus loyalty points

* hospitality costs additional

** Mon-Wed, subject to availability

AUTEUR FRIEND

€2,500 (€208.33 per month) Join

  • Private hire of Cinema 3 with film of your choice for up to 60 people* (subject to availability; Mon-Wed)
  • Invitation for two to join Special Guest Dinners (Festivals, Special Events, etc.)
  • Opportunity to host a private supper or drinks reception in the Tiernan MacBride Library for up to 20 people **
  • Access to view special-interest Archive footage
  • Bespoke gift of framed film image print from the Archive
  • Extra bonus loyalty points

* Film subject to availability, Mon-Wed

** Hospitality costs additional

SILENT FRIEND – €250+

Philanthropic donation

IFI Friends who choose to waive their benefits in favour of making a tax-effective philanthropic donation, make a significant contribution to the future of our work. By waiving all benefits and giving us permission, as a registered charity, to claim the tax on your donation, a gift of €250 will be worth €363.32 to the IFI; a gift of €1,000 will be worth €1,449.27.*

*The law governing tax on donations changed in January 2013. Donations of above €250 are grossed up at the specified rate (currently 31%) and the eligible charity is deemed for the purposes of the relief to have received the grossed up amount net of tax deducted at the specified rate. This applies for both PAYE and those who are Self Assessed Irish taxpayers.

LUMINARIES
€5,000+
Major Donor Philanthropic Giving
IFI Luminaries generously commit to high-level sustained support of the IFI over several years. Please contact the Development Office on 01 679 5744 for further information.

If you are a US Tax Payer and would like details on how to make a tax-efficient donation via American Friends of the Arts in Ireland (AFAI), a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, please email development@irishfilm.ie.

AMERICAN FRIENDS

The IFI warmly welcomes support from American Friends. The IFI is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland, and we are affiliated through membership of the American Friends of the Arts in Ireland (AFAI), which has 501(c)(3) status as a tax-exempt public charity. As US Tax Payers, our American Friends are invited to donate via AFAI:

Cormac O’Malley, President
299 Broadway, Suite 1305, New York NY 10007-1901
Tel:  646 373 3783
president@afai.org
www.afai.org

For further information about our work and how to support, please contact our Development Team on 01-6795744 or at development@irishfilm.ie.

To view our current IFI Friends please click here.

 

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