About Co-op Membership

steenbeckMembers of Chicago Filmmakers receive discounts on classes, screenings, and services at area businesses.

Chicago Filmmakers Membership is ONLY $50 per year.

Become A Member!

Membership Perks include:

Free entry to industry Networking (Meetup) Events

All members are welcome free to our bi-monthly meet-ups where filmmakers, actors, and others meet one another and hear accomplished filmmakers speak informally about their work and their experiences in the field.

Access to Chicago Filmmakers Equipment Rental

Affordable rentals of HD, digital video and 16mm cameras and accessories, lighting kits, sound packages, and editing suites.

Discounted Admission to Chicago Filmmakers Screenings

Independent films and videos are screened weekly as part of our program. Chicago Filmmakers showcases experimental films, animation, documentaries, local work, short films, and other films that you would be unlikely to see anywhere else in the city! Many screenings include the artists in person to discuss their work with the audience.

Discounts on Chicago Filmmakers Classes

Chicago Filmmakers offers affordable classes and hands-on workshops in most aspects of film and digital video production and screenwriting. Classes are taught by working professionals and instructors who also teach at local universities and colleges.

Printed Quarterly Chicago Filmmakers Program mailed to you first class!

Discounts at Local Businesses:

  • Global Video
  • Astro/Filmworkers Club
  • Media Process Group
  • and Free Membership at Experimental Sound Studio-
    facilities for recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio.

Discounts on Subscriptions to:

  • Film Comment
  • Screen
  • MovieMaker Magazine
  • American Cinematographer.

Discounts on Kodak Film Stock

Admission Discount at Midwest Independent Film Festival (subject to day of show availability; seeMWIFF website for details.)