Cinequest Contributors Program

Please empower Cinequest to do its impactful work of giving opportunity to youth, artists, innovators, and audiences. In return receive the exciting new benefits packages (shown below) including Cinequest Festival Pass(es) and so much more. Cinequest was recently named Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers and has received the coveted Charity Navigator top ranking for outstanding fiscal management—many years running. To learn more about what your contributions produce, please watch This Is Cinequest video or visit our About Us. If you would like to split the payment of a contributors package into several monthly payments, please email contributors@cinequest.org. To make a donation to Picture The Possibilities youth services please go here. If you prefer to make a contribution via check, please make out to Cinequest and send to PO Box 720040, San Jose, CA 95172.

If you would like to split the payment of a contributors package into several monthly payments, please email contributors@cinequest.org and we will get back with you to set that up.

Contributor Level Benefits

All contributor levels include schedule change updates during Cinequest Film & VR Festival.

$300 

Film Lover Pass

  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • NOTE: The Film Lover Pass does not include Opening & Closing Night Films

Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $135

$300

$400 

Mavericks Pass

  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event

Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $150

$400

$750 

All Access Pass

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $250

$750

$775 

Two (2) Mavericks Passes

  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event

Two (2) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $275

$775

$1,500 

Two (2) All Access Passes

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Two (2) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Name In Lights! Sponsor a film during Cinequest
  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $500

$1,500

$2,500 - Package A 

Four (4) All Access Passes

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Four (4) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Name In Lights! Sponsor a film during Cinequest
  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $500

$2,500

$2,500 - Package B 

Two (2) All Access Passes

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Two (2) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Contributors Meet & Greet: Enjoy an early breakfast with the Cinequest Programming team during the first weekend of Cinequest
  • Reserved Seating: Opening & Closing Events
  • (optional) # Year Emblem on Festival Pass: Share how many years you have enjoyed Cinequest
  • Name In Lights! Sponsor a film during Cinequest
  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $2,000

$2,500

$5,000 

Four (4) All Access Passes

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Four (4) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Downtown San Jose Complimentary Parking
  • Reserved Seating: Opening, Closing, Maverick Events
  • Customize a Large VIP Gift Bag
  • Contributors Meet & Greet: Enjoy an early breakfast with the Cinequest Programming team during the first weekend of Cinequest
  • (optional) # Year Emblem on Festival Pass: Share how many years you have enjoyed Cinequest
  • Name In Lights! Sponsor a film during Cinequest
  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $2,950

$5,000

$10,000 

Four (4) All Access Passes

  • VIP Lounge Access
  • Access to All VIP Soirees
  • Opening Night Screening & Party
  • Closing Night Screening & Party
  • Maverick Spirit Events
  • Writers Celebration
  • All Regular Film Screenings
  • Silent Cinema Event
  • VR Cinema Programs
  • VR Canteen & Experiences
  • VR Workshops & Forums

Four (4) Express Line Access

Donate $100 to Cinequest Picture the Possibilities youth empowerment, and we’ll show our gratitude by giving you access to theatre seating ahead of the general audience.

Contribution Also Includes:

  • Artist In Lights! Sponsor an artist to attend Cinequest
  • Special Artist Reception: Join the Cinequest Board and Executive Staff to welcome and greet artists & special guests during Cinequest
  • Reserved Seating: ALL Events: Tell us when you are coming and your seat will be saved (24 hour notice needed)
  • Customize a Extra Large VIP Gift Bag
  • Downtown San Jose Complimentary Parking
  • Contributors Meet & Greet: Enjoy an early breakfast with the Cinequest Programming team during the first weekend of Cinequest
  • (optional) # Year Emblem on Festival Pass: Share how many years you have enjoyed Cinequest
  • Media Launch Pre-Festival Party & Screening
  • Recognition in the printed Cinequest Festival Guide
  • Recognition on the Cinequest Website
  • Tax Donation Benefit of $7,950

$10,000

If you would like to split the payment of a contributors package into several monthly payments, please email contributors@cinequest.org and we will get back with you to set that up.