With the IFI’s festival season underway, we have a special offer available for all IFI film festival fanatics… a new IFI Friend level – IFI Festival Friend!

With a gift of €250, you’ll enjoy greater access to the most hotly anticipated films, invitations to special events, complimentary tickets, and some very special added benefits tied to your favourite festival.

Supporters who become an IFI Festival Friend will receive:

  • Name on screen as a Festival Friend prior to screenings at your chosen IFI Festival*
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to select screenings at your chosen IFI Festival
  • Two (2) complimentary standard cinema tickets on sign-up and renewal
  • Membership discounted tickets for you plus a guest on standard screenings year-round
  • Priority access to monthly Members Preview screenings in the year for you and a guest**
  • IFI Programme emailed or posted monthly in advance of release
  • Collect loyalty points towards free tickets (6c back in points for every €1 spent on cinema tickets, and 4c back in points for every €1 spent at the Café Bar and Film Shop)
  • 1000 bonus loyalty points on sign-up and renewal
  • 10% discount in the Café Bar, Film Shop, and on confections at the Box Office***
  • 15% discount on online film rentals on IFI@Home
  • Tour of the IFI Irish Film Archive and Vaults
  • Subscription to monthly Members & Friends Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement on the IFI website and in the foyer
  • Invitations to exclusive IFI Friends gatherings during the year

* To qualify for on-screen recognition during the IFI French Film Festival, IFI French Film Festival Friends must join between 27/10/2023 and 08/11/2023.

** Places limited, Friends are notified via email to confirm their booking

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


With the IFI French Film Festival just around the corner, there’s no better time to become a part of the Home of Film in Ireland! Becoming an IFI Festival Friend is one of the best ways to give some extra support to the IFI and to be a part of your favourite IFI Festival.


Click here to become an IFI Festival Friend today!


To avail of Festival-related benefits, choose from one of three signature IFI festivals: IFI Documentary Festival, IFI Horrorthon, or IFI French Film Festival.

Regular terms and restrictions to IFI Friend benefits apply. All complimentary vouchers must be collected and redeemed in-person at the IFI Box Office. Complimentary film vouchers are subject to availability for exchange into cinema tickets. Standard complementary cinema tickets are not redeemable against free-list suspended films, including Festival screenings and 70mm screenings.

We would like to thank all our patrons, Members, and Friends who so generous support the IFI’s mission, from preserving Ireland’s precious moving image heritage to engaging young people through our national education programme.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland