BAMPFA Film Council

Join a dedicated group of cinephiles, filmmakers, and supporters who are deepening their relationship with BAMPFA and helping sustain the future of film exhibition, education, collection, and preservation—in Berkeley and beyond. For the very best access and engagement with film at BAMPFA, we invite you to join the Film Council today!

BAMPFA’s newly established Film Council will play an essential role in advancing our work as a film archive and cinematheque. Film Council events will focus on major new initiatives that hold the greatest promise for impact in the field. Members will gain unique access to our film curators and archivists, meet leading filmmakers and scholars from around the world, and gain unique insights about BAMPFA’s dynamic position as a public-facing film institution at the heart of a leading public university. Equally important, Film Council members will be part of a passionate community of film enthusiasts, helping BAMPFA inspire new generations with a love of cinema.

Film Council members are asked to make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more in support of the film program at BAMPFA.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Invitations to two or more exclusive Film Council presentations each year, featuring curators, filmmakers, archivists, and scholars. Learn about upcoming films, our latest work, and our vision for the future of film at BAMPFA.
  • Invitations throughout the year to in-person receptions and screenings with visiting filmmakers. Socialize with fellow members, cinephiles, and campus colleagues as we welcome an exciting roster of special guests.
  • Film series sponsorship: In recognition of your generous support, receive individual credit as the sponsor of one of BAMPFA’s signature film programs ($10,000) or major exhibition series ($25,000), including on-screen credit and acknowledgement in our quarterly program guide and website publications.
  • Complimentary tickets to all regularly scheduled film screenings at BAMPFA’s Barbro Osher Theater, with a dedicated concierge for advance reservations. Subject to availability.
  • Special opportunities and access to the Bay Area film community.

Additional Member Benefits

  • Film Council members are also eligible for all benefits of BAMPFA Curator’s Circle, including exhibition tours, Director’s Receptions, and other special opportunities to engage with the museum.

Join Today

To learn more about Film Council membership, contact Alexis Gordon, Individual Giving Officer, at Thank you!

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Image: Dziga Vertov, Man with a Movie Camera, 1929.