Membership

Become an imagineNATIVE Member

Welcome to the imagineNATIVE Membership Program, where your commitment helps support the rich world of Indigenous arts. By joining us, you’re not just gaining exclusive access to our programs and events — you’re also connecting with a movement dedicated to the visibility and legacy of Indigenous stories told by Indigenous people.

Your support allows us to continue our mission, providing vital resources and opportunities for artists to thrive while sharing their voices. We’re deeply grateful for your dedication to our cause, and together we can keep this important work moving forward. Thank you for believing in the power of art to connect and inspire communities for future generations to come.

Pine Membership - $60 annually/$5 monthly

Festival Benefits

  • 10 Ticket Package to Festival 
  • Early Bird Tickets Festival Screenings 

Year-Round Benefits

  • 10% Off Merch
  • Website/Onscreen/Verbal Recognition
  • Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets

Sweetgrass Membership - $120 annually/$10 monthly

Festival Benefits

  • 10 Ticket Package to Festival 
  • Early Bird Tickets Festival Screenings
  • Online Pass

Year-Round Benefits

  • 15% Off Merch
  • Website/Onscreen/Verbal Recognition
  • Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets

Sage Membership - $250 annually/$21 monthly


Festival Benefits

  • 10 Ticket Package to Festival 
  • Early Bird Tickets Festival Screenings
  • Online Pass

Year-Round Benefits

  • 15% Off Merch
  • Website/Onscreen/Verbal Recognition
  • Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets
  • Access to Special Ticketed Events
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Tobacco Membership - $360 annually/$30 monthly

Festival Benefits

  • 10 Ticket Package to Festival 
  • Early Bird Tickets Festival Screenings
  • Online Pass

Year-Round Benefits

  • 20% Off Merch
  • Website/Onscreen/Verbal Recognition
  • Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets
  • Access to Special Ticketed Events

Cedar Membership - $500 annually/$42 monthly

Festival Benefits

  • 10 Ticket Package to Festival 
  • Early Bird Tickets Festival Screenings
  • Online Pass
  • Access to Special Industry Events

Year-Round Benefits

  • 20% Off Merch
  • Website/Onscreen/Verbal Recognition
  • Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets
  • Access to Special Ticketed Events

FAQ

How can I pay monthly?

Once you decide which Membership Tier you would like to join, our Membership interface Elevent offers you two pricing options, select the option labeled “Monthly Installments.”

When does my membership expire?

Your membership lasts one year from the date you sign up. We’ll send you reminders as your renewal date approaches, ensuring you continue to enjoy the benefits for the upcoming Festival.

What is the cut-off date for membership to receive Festival benefits for the current year?

Membership must be purchased before April 15 of a given year to be eligible for the Festival benefits for that year’s Festival in June. e.g. If a membership is purchased May 1, 2025, you will receive Festival benefits for the 2026 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in June 2026.

Do I get a tax receipt?

All donations and membership purchases will get a tax receipt delivered to the email address that was provided.

Can you explain the Festival benefits?

1) You will receive a complimentary 10-ticket package to the Festival, which allows you to either use the 10 tickets yourself, or share the Festival experience by distributing them among friends and family.

2) You will receive early bird access to booking tickets for Festival screenings. Members get the privilege of purchasing and booking their tickets before the general public, guaranteeing your seat at popular screenings.

3) You will receive invitations to attend select Industry Days events, such as panels on various industry topics, masterclasses by filmmakers or industry professionals, and keynotes by artists.

What does “Access to Special Ticketed Events” mean?

imagineNATIVE receives many invitations to special film programming events throughout the year. Members will be put on a priority list to receive tickets to these exciting events when these opportunities arise.

What does “Access to Year-Round Programming Tickets” mean?

imagineNATIVE presents many year-round screenings, and members will receive early notice of ticket availability.

Cancellation + Refund Policy

Memberships are non-refundable. You may cancel monthly payments during the year, but will lose the benefits for any unpaid parts of the remaining year or upcoming Festival. Membership must be active during the Festival in order to receive Festival benefits.

How does the merch discount work?

Members will receive an exclusive discount code that can be applied to any imagineNATIVE merchandise in the imagineNATIVE Store.

What if I can’t attend any in-person events?

If you find yourself unable to attend any in-person events, you have the flexibility to transfer your ticket to a friend or family member, ensuring that your Festival tickets don’t go to waste.

If your questions aren’t answered in our FAQ section please feel free to reach out directly to memberships@imagineNATIVE.org.