Membership Benefits

Benefit Matrix


    IFP Phoenix Members
Benefits Non-Members Premium

National Benefits

Filmmaker Magazine   ✔ 
Voting in Independent Spirit Awards  
Grant, Funding, Abroad Programs  

Make Your Film

Filmmaker Challenges $$ $ $ $ $ $
Discounts on rentals, services, etc.  
Editing Lab* $$
Phoenix Film Festival Shorts Submissions $$ $ $ $ $ $
Horror Sci-Fi Festival Short Submissions $$ $ $ $ $ $

Learn Your Craft

Seminars and Workshops $$ $ $ $ $ $
Intensive Workshops $$ $ $ $ $ $


IFP Mixers and Networking $$ ✔ $ ✔ $ ✔ $ ✔ $ ✔ $

See The Films

Phoenix Film Society Screenings   $ $ $ $ $
Insider Screenings   $ $ $ $ $
Pass to Phoenix Film Festival $$ Flex Pass Single
Full Pass Full Pass (x3)

* By Appointment Only

Benefit Details

National Benefits


Filmmaker Magazine is an industry insider publication available to paid, current card carrying IFP members. If you are at the filmmaker, student filmmaker, or corporate level you will receive this magazine as a perk of your membership. This is a quarterly publication and will remain available as long as your membership is current.

If you purchased your Issue between:

  • Mar 26 – Jun 25, your first issue of Filmmaker Magazine will arrive Jul 31 (Summer Issue)
  • Jun 26 – Sep 25, your first issue of Filmmaker Magazine will arrive Oct 31 (Fall Issue)
  • Sep 26 – Dec 25, your first issue of Filmmaker Magazine will arrive Jan 31 (Winter Issue)
  • Dec 26 – Mar 25, your first issue of Filmmaker Magazine will arrive Apr 31 (Spring Issue)

Voting Privileges in Independent Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards are owned and run by Film Independent (FIND) in Los Angeles and they give IFP members the privilege to vote.  Every effort is made to get members access to nominated films through screenings, DVDs and online streaming.  Information is sent out to the membership when received from FIND.  Check your e-mail starting in October each year for details or go to Spirit Awards for general information about the awards.

Grant, Funding and Abroad Programs

IFP New York administers grant, funding and abroad programs that are only open to IFP members.  When these opportunities arise, they are published in the PHX monthly e-newsletter and on

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Make Your Film

Discounts on Filmmaker Challenges

Members get a discounted rate on all of our Filmmaker Challenges, including the Beat the Clock Challenge, Breakout Filmmaker Challenge, and various other challenges like the Acting, Editing, Cinematography and Screenwriting challenges.  See the application forms for the appropriate fees.  It is generally a $5-$20 savings per competition. 

Learn Your Craft

Monthly panel discussions, seminars and workshops

IFP/PHX offers regular seminars with varying topics.  Members receive discounted ticket prices.  The panel discussions are usually $10 for members and workshops range in price from $30-$300, depending on the workshop (again, with discounted member pricing).  Tickets are sold for each workshop separately through Brown Paper Tickets.

Intensive workshops

In the past we have run intensive workshops from Hollywood professionals including Stu Pollard, Bill Grundfest, and Alan Arkin.  Members received significant discounts on these premium workshops.  If you have suggestions for future sessions, please e-mail our Educational Director Joe Gruberman or call 602.955.6444.

Middle and High School Educational Seminars and Workshops

IFP/PHX currently offers programs for students during the Phoenix Film Festival in the spring.  Contact Bob Marquis or watch the website for details.  Members get discount pricing on these sessions.


Free or discounted IFP/PHX mixers/events

We have events more than once a month between seminars, workshops, mixers and awards ceremonies.  The website contains updated dates and information.


Volunteering with IFP/PHX is a terrific way to get to know others in the community.  There is a need for office/clerical volunteers during the weekdays and event help on weeknights and weekends. Email Us or call the office at 602.955.6444 if you would like to help out.[/learn_more]

See The Films

Phoenix Film Society Screenings

IFP Phoenix and Phoenix Film Society members are invited to attend every Society screening for free!  RSVP to the office, Phoenix Film Society or 602.955.6444 with your full name, contact number and membership number.  You may purchase additional tickets for guests through the office ahead of time (until 12 noon the day of the screening) for $10.00/each. Please arrive early.  Most screenings are at Valley Harkins locations.  Check the website or e-mail with specific location and extra ticket purchase link.

Insider Screenings

We also encourage you to join the Insider newsletter Phoenix Film Society for chances at additional screenings.  These insider screenings are open to anyone on the e-mail list.  When you receive an e-mail about the screening, you reply for a CHANCE.  If you are randomly selected, the office will e-mail you to let you know. Seating is never guaranteed, so arrive early if you are selected.

Free and Discounted Film Festival Passes

In March, we’ll send out a mailing with instructions on how to redeem your pass to the Phoenix Film Festival or how to upgrade; your pass level depends on your membership level.  Membership also gives you discounted passes to International Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Arizona Student Film Festival

Beat The clock Film Challenges

Our Filmmaker Challenges have screenings three times a year: July, November and Februaryl.

Coming Soon

Here are some membership benefits we hope to be able to offer in the future. If you’re able to help us implement these in any way, please contact us!

Find your crew with the online directory

We are working to make our membership directory more useful to you, so that you can easily search and find fellow members to help you with your film.

Partner Discounts

We are going to be bringing you more extensive discounts on equipment rentals, services, insurance, publications”We seek to partner with Arizona-based and national companies, and through these partnerships we are able to get discounts for our members. 

Regular IFP Member Screenings

We will be working to bring you regular exhibitions of IFP member work.

More Seminars

We are building partnerships with professionals in the film industry, and hope to bring you more intense and extensive workshops.