Membership

MEMBERSHIP

© Barak Shrama
© Barak Shrama


BECOME A MEMBER OF BERLIN & BEYOND

Open the curtains! Roll the projector! Light up the screen! Your generous support has made it possible for us to bring America’s largest festival of German films to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1996. Enhance your festival experience and enjoy benefits to selected events around the year.

JOIN BY MAIL
Download the application form to read more about the membership levels and benefits.
Application Form (PDF, 45 KB)
Fill it out, please send it along with your payment to:

Berlin & Beyond
c/o Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street, Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94108

JOIN ONLINE
$50 SUPPORTER LEVEL

Buy Membership

Benefits:

  • Personalized membership card.
  • Festival guide and publications mailed to you.
  • Invitation to membership special screening.
  • Advance ticket sales and special discounts.
  • Special offers to film events around the year.
  • Tax-deductible: $50.00

$150 FILM FAN LEVEL

Buy Membership via the Opening Night Film advance sales page. Select "Film Fan Package". Further details will be provided to you via email within 2 business days.

Benefits:

  • 1 Opening Night Film "Scrappin'" Ticket
  • 1 Opening Night Party Ticket
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Festival guide and publications mailed to you.
  • Invitation to membership special screening.
  • Advance ticket sales and special discounts.
  • Special offers to film events around the year.
  • Tax-deductible: $90.00

$250 BRONZE LEVEL

Buy Membership via the Opening Night Film advance sales page. Select "Bronze Package". Further details will be provided to you via email within 2 business days.

Benefits:

  • 2 Opening Night Film "Scrappin'" Tickets
  • 2 Opening Night Party Tickets
  • 1 Invitation to Special Patrons Event
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Festival guide and publications mailed to you.
  • Invitation to membership special screening.
  • Advance ticket sales and special discounts.
  • Special offers to film events around the year.
  • Tax-deductible: $94.00

$500 SILVER LEVEL

Buy Membership via the Pass advance sales page. Select "Silver Package". Further details will be provided to you via email within 2 business days.

Benefits:

  • 1 Castro Priority Pass (Admission to All Castro Theatre screenings Feb. 3-5, 2017 + Priority Entry)
  • 2 Opening Night Film "Scrappin'" Tickets
  • 2 Opening Night Party Tickets
  • 2 Invitations to Special Patrons Event
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Festival guide and publications mailed to you.
  • Invitation to membership special screening.
  • Advance ticket sales and special discounts.
  • Special offers to film events around the year.
  • Tax-deductible: $144.00

$1,000 GOLD LEVEL

Buy Membership via the Pass advance sales page. Select "Gold Package". Further details will be provided to you via email within 2 business days.

Benefits:

  • 2 Castro Priority Passes (Each pass grants admission to All Castro Theatre screenings Feb. 3-5, 2017 + Priority Entry)
  • 4 Opening Night Film "Scrappin'" Tickets
  • 4 Opening Night Party Tickets
  • 2 Invitations to Special Patrons Event
  • 2 Invitations to Filmmakers Reception
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Festival guide and publications mailed to you.
  • Invitation to membership special screening.
  • Advance ticket sales and special discounts.
  • Special offers to film events around the year.
  • Tax-deductible: $288.00

MEMBERHIP VALIDITY POLICIES

If you register before the festival, your membership and its benefits are valid for the 2016 festival but will expire before the start of the 2017 festival. If you register during or after the 2016 festival, your membership and its benefits will be valid for 12 months from your registration date, including the 2017 festival.

Berlin & Beyond, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    MEMBERSHIP FAQ

    Why should I join the Berlin & Beyond membership program?

    Berlin & Beyond is a film festival that benefits from the audience. As a nonprofit festival we rely on public support to bring the best of German-language cinema to San Francisco Bay Area audience and to present the cinematic works from a nation that rarely gets its work shown in this country. Over half of the films that screen at Berlin & Beyond may not have the opportunity to be screened again in the United States. With a membership, you are supporting a vital cause - and you can also enjoy various benefits during the festival along with year-round activities.

    How do I join the Berlin & Beyond membership program?

    Go to our website and click on “GET INVOLVED”. Under the section there is a link “BECOME A MEMBER”. You can also send in the filled-out form from our Berlin & Beyond Membership brochure. Our membership brochure is available at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco (530 Bush St.).

    What are the benefits of membership? Where can I find them?

    On our website and in our brochure you can find a detailed list of all membership benefits.

    What are my payment options?

    You can send us a check by mail or you can pay in cash or by check in person (made payable to Berlin & Beyond, Inc.) at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco (530 Bush St. at Grant).

    Is there a membership discount for students? Senior citizens?

    No, because our membership program offers a lot of discounts already.

    Is my membership tax deductible?

    Yes. Berlin & Beyond Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cooperation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. If you have any questions please talk to your tax consultant.

    How long does it take for a membership to become active?

    If you apply in person, you will get a receipt that serves as your temporary membership notice. If you apply by mail you get a confirmation email. Print it out and use it as a temporary membership notice.

    How long does it take to receive my membership card?

    Up to three weeks.

    How do I visit the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival events or the events at the Goethe-Institute before my card arrives?

    Use your temporary membership notice. Your name will be already in our database. So, please bring also an official ID with you. (Your ID must not be expired.)

    When does my membership expire?

    If you register before the festival, your membership and its benefits are valid for the 2016 festival but will expire before the start of the 2017 festival. If you register during or after the 2016 festival, your membership and its benefits will be valid for 12 months from your registration date, including the 2017 festival.

    How can I renew my membership?

    Around one month prior to the expiration of your membership you will receive a renewal request letter. Please send the form in. You can also reapply in the same manner as you had applied.

    Can I put more names than just my own on a membership?

    No, each membership is personalized.

    Can someone else use my membership card?

    No, each membership is personalized.

    Can I upgrade my membership level?

    Yes, you can upgrade your membership level anytime. Please email the festival's director Sophoan Sorn.
    festival@sanfrancisco.goethe.org

    I lost/forgot my membership card. What should I do?

    Send us an email. There is a 5 USD membership replacement fee.

    I’ve moved. How do I update my mailing address?

    Send us an email or give us a call at +1 (415) 263-8763.

    What does "Adopt a Film” mean?

    If you become a “Patron” member, you can “Adopt a Film”. This is a great opportunity for you to underwrite the presentation of a film during the festival. For more information, please contact festival director Sophoan Sorn at:
    festival@sanfrancisco.goethe.org

    Whom can I contact with questions about my membership?

    Please contact Sophoan Sorn, Festival Director:
    Phone: +1 (415) 263-8763
    festival@sanfrancisco.goethe.org

    If you are unable to reach him, please send an email to:
    info@sanfrancisco.goethe.org