Friends of the Festival

Become a Friend of the Festival

Be a part of the largest and longest-running showcase for environmental film in the U.S. Friends of the Festival provide vital annual support that enables DCEFF not only to bring exceptional films, filmmakers, and programs to our annual Festival in March but also to offer screenings and programs all year round—with many of our offerings free of charge.

Friends of the Festival provide critical support and receive benefits like invitations to select screenings, receptions, and other special events—all while enjoying a community of fellow film lovers, filmmakers, and environmental advocates. We are pleased to acknowledge the generosity of Friends of the Festival at the Supporting Friend or higher level in printed materials and on our website.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Festival, and prefer to make your contribution in installments, please contact Development Manager Alice Sadler or call (202) 342-2564 ext. 170.

 

Please email Alice Sadler or call (202) 342-2564 ext. 170 with any membership or benefit questions.

 

*For a limited time only, new or returning Friends of the Festival who make a gift of $250 or more will receive a set of ten custom-crafted Great White Shark notecards.

 

2019-2020 Friends of the Festival Levels & Benefits

2019-2020 Friends of the Festival Membership Benefits are valid now through the 2020 Film Festival (March 12-22, 2020).

 

$2,500 LEADING FRIEND

  • Invitations to small gatherings and events with filmmakers and guest speakers (RSVP required)
  • Tickets to annual Embassy Reception for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Opportunity to bring additional guests to screenings
  • Plus all benefits listed below

$1,000 SPONSORING FRIEND

  • Assistance in making reservations for all screenings
  • Invitation to the filmmaker reception for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Invitation to four additional private receptions for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Plus benefits listed below

$500 SUSTAINING FRIEND

  • Access to Festival Preview event (RSVP required)
  • Invitation to two additional private receptions for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Recognition in online and printed* Festival Program Guide and on screen during the Festival
  • Plus benefits listed below

$250 SUPPORTING FRIEND

  • Invitation to opening and closing night screenings and receptions for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Free access to select screenings at signature venues (National Geographic, Carnegie Institution for Science, and E Street Cinema) for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Free access at year-round screenings for you and a guest (RSVP required)
  • Plus benefits listed below

$100 CONTRIBUTING FRIEND

  • Free access for you at select regular ticket-priced screenings (for one – RSVP required).
  • Free access for you at year-round screenings (approximately 10 per year)
  • Recognition in online Festival Program Guide

$50 FRIEND

  • Discounts on select tickets for Festival and year-round screenings

 

*Join by January 1, 2020, to guarantee inclusion in the printed Festival Program Guide.

 

Gifts are tax-deductible except for the value of goods and services: Contributing Friend $40, Supporting Friend $90, Sustaining and Sponsoring Friend $140, Leading Friend $200.

 

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