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The Cincinnati Film Society has created youth and filmmaker programs to fill an absence in resources for regional indie film and Arts & Sciences. We have developed programs that provide artist residencies, fiscal support, studio access, and youth education.

Our outreach goals for 2016-2017 is to provide Youth Education for 2,700 students, to house and fiscally support 4 Cincinnati and 4 national and intl filmmakers for our Filmmaker Residency and Filmmaker Exchange programs.

Please know that your membership is incredibly vital in helping us fulfill our mission. We need your financial support to provide these unprecedented resources, opportunities, and growth to our city. Your dollars invests in the minds of youth to empower them with critical thinking skills, and our local film culture.

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Membership Benefits are as follows (an * indicates a change in an item’s value from another membership level. Memberships expire one year from sign-up date.)

 

Teacher, Collegiate & Senior Level—$25

  • Movie screening tickets at just $5
  • 10% discount on special events, such as the “Women Behind the Scenes”
  • 50 % discounted movie tickets to OutReels Film Festival
  • 50 % discounted movie tickets to RiverReel: Light & Sound. Music & Motion.
  • 50 % discount on concessions at CFS screenings
  • 10% discount on filmmaking classes at Art Academy of Cincinnati

Moviegoer Level—$35

  • All above, plus…
  • Advance ticketing for special events
  • 10 % discounted tickets to VIP parties

Film Enthusiast Level—$65

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Free CFS T-shirt
  • Concession card redeemable for two small popcorn and soda combos at CFS screenings
 

Director Level—$150

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • 30% discount on special events, such as the “Women Behind the Scenes”*
  • 30% discount on VIP parties. *
  • Concession card redeemable for four small popcorn and small soda combos at CFS screenings*
  • Two movie tickets to OutReels Film Festival
  • Two movie tickets to RiverReel: Light & Sound. Music & Motion.
  • Four flex passes for the Cultural Film Series: A CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association partnership, redeemable in any combination
  • Special guest artist meet & greet
 

Producer Level—$325

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Concession card redeemable for eight small popcorn and small soda combos at CFS screenings*
  • Exclusive drink specials at the CFS movie bar
  • Four passes to VIP parties at CFS festivals*
  • Six flex passes for the Cultural Film Series*
  • Special guest artist meet & greet for you and one guest*
  • Film Festival Mixer: one movie screening to all four of CFS’s favorite regional film festivals: FilmDayton, Heartland Film Festival, Cincy ReelAbilities Film Festival, JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. (See festivals’ details for how to redeem. Individual passes to not exceed the value of $15.)
  • Unlimited access to all CFS movie screenings
  • Four movie tickets to OutReels Film Festival*
  • Four movie tickets to RiverReel: Light + Sound. Music + Motion.

Executive Producer Level—$700

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • One festival pass to OutReels Film Festival*
  • One festival pass to RiverReel: Light + Sound. Music + Motion.*
  • Besides festival passes to OutReels and RiverReel, receive four additional tickets to each
  • Concession card redeemable for 16 small popcorn and small soda combos at CFS screenings*
  • Two full access passes to Cultural Film Series: A CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association partnership*
  • Ten passes to special event parties*
  • Film Festival Mixer: two movie screenings to all four of CFS’s favorite regional film festivals: FilmDayton, Heartland Film Festival, Cincy ReelAbilities Film Festival, JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. (See festivals’ details for how to redeem. Individual passes to not exceed the value of $15.)
  • Admission for four to the Omnimax Theater

 

 Studio Head Level—$1500
  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Concession card redeemable for unlimited small popcorn and small soda combos at CFS screenings*
  • Two festival passes to OutReels Film Festival*
  • Two festival passes to RiverReel: Light + Sound. Music + Motion.*
  • Admission for six to the Omnimax Theater*
  • Festival T-shirt from OutReels and RiverReel
 

Film Star Level—$2,700

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Four festival passes to OutReels Film Festival*
  • Four festival passes to RiverReel: Light + Sound. Music + Motion.*
  • Special guest artist meet & greet for you and 3 guests*
  • Film Festival Mixer: one festival pass to the film festival of choice from our favorite regional festivals. (See listing above. Up to $360 value.) Personalized film noir style poster photoshoot of you and a guest

 

Partner Level—$5,000
  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Film Festival Mixer: two festival passes to the film festival of choice from our favorite* regional festivals. (See listing above. Up to $360 value.)
  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Personalized film noir style poster photoshoot of you and up to five guests*
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights in attendance of the Heartland Film Festival
  • A behind the scenes look at a local production set
  • Seating for four to the Emerging Filmmaker Award Breakfast

Investor Level—$10,000

  • Cumulative of above levels, plus…
  • Rolling credits thank you in our Emerging Filmmaker Award sponsored film
  • Table for 10 to Emerging Filmmaker Award Breakfast*
  • Round trip weekend for two to NYC to attend a Film Society Lincoln Center screening

Filmmaker in Motion Memberships

Filmmakers in Motion yields unprecedented resources in Cincinnati for area, and international filmmakers of all stages of their specialties including grant sources, prizes, residencies, and workshops.

Programs

  • Filmmakers Residency House
  • Dale Stevens Critics Award
  • Emerging Filmmaker Award
  • Sister Cities Filmmaker Exchange
  • Fiscal agency

 

Gold Level $300

  • Free application for the Emerging Filmmaker Award. ($75 savings)
  • Free application for Dale Stevens Filmmaker Critics Award.
  • Free application for the Filmmakers in Motion Residency (Excludes acceptance fee and security deposit. $80 savings)
  • 100 hours of free studio and equipment use. Once surpassing the free hours provided an $8 facility fee per day is applied for maintenance.
  • 24 hour access to studio and equipment.
  • Use of Filmmaker co-op offices.
  • Free unlimited members admission for one to The Movie Bar.
  • Two dollar beers and mixed drinks at members only bar of The Movie Bar.
  • 20% discount on food at CFS cafe.
  • Unlimited free small popcorn.
  • One drink tickets at 20th Century Theater during SOFA meetings. ($5 value)
  • One free pass to special event parties. ($15 value)
  • Free Filmmakers in Motion hoodie.
  • Discounted application fee for Filmmaker Exchange program in partnership with the CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association. ($25 savings)
  • Submission fee waived for OutReels Cincinnati and RiverReel: Light+Sound. Music+Motion. (Up to $70 savings)
  • Free coffee and tea at the CFS cafe.
  • One free screening event of your film in the screening room.
  • Half price ticket to CFS special screening events.
  • Advance ticketing for special events.
  • 50% off tickets for OutReels Film Festival.
  • 50% off tickets for River Reel: Light & Sound, Music & Motion.
  • 50% off Cultural Film Series: A CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association partnership.
  • 10% discount on special events, such as the “Women Behind the Scenes”.
  • 10% discount on filmmaking classes at Art Academy of Cincinnati.
  • Fiscal sponsorship support.

Silver Level $150

  • 50% discount on application fee for the Emerging Filmmaker Award. ($75 savings)
  • 50% discount on application fee for Dale Stevens Filmmaker Critics Award.
  • Discount on application fee for the Filmmaker in Motion Residency (Excludes acceptance fee and security deposit. $30 savings)
  • Discounted application fee for Filmmaker Exchange program in partnership with the CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association. ($25 savings)
  • Submission fee waived for OutReels Cincinnati and RiverReel: Light+Sound. Music+Motion. (Up to $70 savings)
  • Free coffee and tea at the CFS cafe.
  • Advance ticketing for special events.
  • Half price ticket to CFS special screening events.
  • 50% off tickets for OutReels Film Festival.
  • 50% off tickets for RiverReel: Light + Sound, Music + Motion.
  • 50% off Cultural Film Series: A CincinnatiUSA Sister City Association partnership.
  • 10% discount on special events, such as the “Women Behind the Scenes”.
  • 10% discount on filmmaking classes at Art Academy of Cincinnati.
  • Fiscal sponsorship support.

*Note membership is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Must present i.d. with membership card and is not interchangeable with other persons. Submit application in a word document.

*Name

*Address

*Phone numbers

*Email

*Age

Date of birth

Website

Primary interest

Additional interest

Gender

Ethnicity

Website or blog if any

Income range

 

Filmmakers in Motion Studio and office Guidelines (is an online version and pdf download)

 

  • Filmmaker in Motion Resident accepts the Premises in an “as is” condition.
  • Equipment can not be taken outside of the premises with providing omissions insurance.
  • Membership is non transferable and can not be shared. Must show ID when presenting membership card. Name on id must match card.
  • Members must present number of crew and cast when signing in to use facilities. Your team may only access the facility when you are signed to use the facility for current project.
  • Must schedule use of facility with House Manager.
  • Office and Studio space shall be used as general office space and studio space only, and the office space for sole purpose of conducting film-related business in the city. The office space you have been assigned is for you and your project’s use only. Although the hours of use for the studio and office space are 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, sleeping or camping in or otherwise “inhabiting” the spaces is strictly prohibited, and will result in termination of the Filmmaker in Motion Residency.
  • Filmmaker in Motion Resident shall not make any alterations, improvements or additions to the Premises without the prior written approval of Cincinnati Film Society. Upon expiration of the Filmmaker in Motion membership, CFS will require Filmmaker in Motion members
  • All office space, other than your designated office space, shall be considered “common area.” All use of common area is managed by the House Manager. Any events or general use of those areas for more than your immediate production team shall be booked through the House Manager.
  • Utilities: Reasonable heat, electrical, water, and sewer services for the residency house are included. Kitchen supplies and individual office supplies are at the expense of the Filmmaker in Motion Member. Filmmaker in Motion Members are expected to clean up after themselves, and help maintain reasonable cleanliness in common areas, particularly the kitchen. Basic janitorial services for the common areas of office space, dusting and trash removal from cans in offices is included.
  • Internet: Internet will be provided by the program.
  • The Filmmaker in Motion Office Space will be mixed-use spaces with a number of active projects working simultaneously. Courteous use of space and cooperation among tenants is required. Failure to work well with others could result in the termination of a resident’s contract.
  • Filmmaker in Motion Members understands that any property loss or damage will not be covered by insurance policies held by CFS.
  • On-screen acknowledgment: Filmmaker shall provide acknowledgement in all public or non-public iterations of the Work with the following: “Produced with the support of Cincinnati Film Society’s Filmmaker in Motion Program”. Logos for CFS will also be displayed. Logos provided by CFS.
  • Filmmaker must provide CFS with a 300 word testimonial that speaks to the value of the Cincinnati Film Society support has meant to the project and the filmmaker’s career, as well as complete a survey.
  • Filmmaker in Motion Studio, and Offices is not available for paid event use.
  • Filmmaker in Motion Offices is not available as a filming location to residents without prior written permission from the Filmmaker in Motion Residency Manager.

Membership is a non refundable tax deductible donation.

 

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