If you love film, then you will love life as a BFI Patron. BFI Patrons have the highest level of access to the best of BFI Southbank, the BFI London Film Festival and the BFI National Archive, while providing vital support to our core charitable work.
Throughout the year, BFI Patrons enjoy a tailor-made event programme of previews, screenings, on-stage interviews, special receptions, and events. They benefit from discounts and a personal booking service, including the BFI’s film festivals. They also receive regular Patrons emails, with monthly recommendations and priority booking offers.
You can join online today at one of three levels – Classic, Epic and Director’s Cut – starting at just £100 a month.
If you would like more information about BFI Patrons, please contact:
+44 (0) 20 7815 1351
Become a Classic BFI Patron for access to the best films at BFI Southbank and the chance to hear from the experts behind them. £1,200 per year (benefit value is £219.86).
- Invitations for you and a guest to three Studio Select events, showing rarely-seen highlights from the BFI National Archive specially chosen by BFI curators
- Invitations for you and a guest to four special previews or on-stage interview events with Patrons’ drinks
- An invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive event at the BFI London Film Festival
- An invitation for you and a guest to a sneak preview of the BFI London Film Festival with the BFI’s Head of Exhibition
- Acknowledgement of your support in the BFI annual report and on our website
- Patrons’ priority booking period for BFI Southbank
- A personal booking service for selected events, including the BFI’s film festivals
- Ticket discounts at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX
- Regular Patrons’ emails including monthly recommendations
Become an Epic BFI Patron if you want more access to the excitement of the BFI London Film Festival and other exclusive events. £5,000 per year (benefit value is £483.22). All benefits at the Classic level plus:
- Invitations for you and a guest to three exclusive film previews with drinks
- Invitation for you and a guest to a red carpet gala premiere and after-party during the BFI London Film Festival
- The opportunity to join our annual BFI Film Trip to other European or international film festivals (additional costs apply)
- Invitation for you and a guest to a breakfast with a BFI Director
- Invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive tour of the fascinating BFI National Archive (additional costs apply)
- Filmmaking workshops for adults, children or families led by the BFI Education team (recommended for groups of 5 or more) (additional costs apply)
- Subscription to Sight & Sound magazine
Director’s Cut Patrons
Become a Director’s Cut BFI Patron if you want premium access to the BFI and the BFI London Film Festival. £10,000 per year (benefit value is £1,184.93). All benefits at the Classic and Epic levels plus:
- Invitations for you and a guest to the opening and closing night red carpet premieres of the BFI London Film Festival
- Invitation for you and a guest to the opening night gala of the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Invitation for you and a guest to the annual Chairman’s dinner
- Invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive event at the Cannes Film Festival (additional costs apply)
- Private screening of a film of your choice for you and your friends and family in the Studio cinema at BFI Southbank, followed by dinner in our restaurant, benugo bar and kitchen (additional costs apply)
- A BFI London Film Festival daytime VIP pass which gives you access to press screenings (tickets available on a first come, first served basis)