First Team


First Team means YOU come first!

What is First Team?

First Team is comprised of donors who make gifts of $1,350 or more to Full Frame. Donations of $1,350+ can be made as a one-time gift or in monthly installments over the course of a year. A gift of $112.50 per month makes you eligible for First Team benefits!

Why become a First Team member?

First Team members enjoy annual benefits including advance-reservation tickets, transferable passes, invitations to private parties and personal service throughout the year. Please see below for a description of benefits.

To receive First Team benefits for the 2018 festival, join First Team or renew your membership by March 1!



BRONZE  $1,350 — $2,499 (value of goods and services: $400)

  • Bring who you want, when you want with up to 4 transferrable badges
  • 20 festival tickets (limit of 2 for Opening Night Film and Opening Night Party)
  • Exclusive parties and private events including the First Team Preview Party in March and First Team Kickoff Party
  • Personal concierge service
    • Reserve tickets first for admission to your first-choice films
    • Purchase additional tickets before they are on sale to the public
    • RSVP first for in-demand year-round screenings
    • Access to the VIP Hospitality Suite for quick meals and refreshments
  • Priority seating
  • Passholder tote bag
  • Name recognition in the festival program
  • Monthly First Team newsletter with exclusive festival tips and Full Frame news

SILVER  $2,500 — $4,999 (value of goods and services: $640)

 All Bronze benefits, plus:
     • 14 additional tickets (for a total of 34 tickets)
• Invitation to the A&E IndieFilms exclusive Saturday Night Party at the festival with filmmakers and industry professionals

GOLD  $5,000 — $7,499 (value of goods and services: $800)

All Silver benefits, plus:
     • 10 additional tickets (for a total of 44 tickets)
• 2 additional transferable badges (for a total of 6 badges)
• Invitation to the prestigious Champagne Reception on Opening Night of the festival

PLATINUM  $7,500 — $9,999 (value of goods and services: $960)

All Gold benefits, plus:
     • 10 additional tickets (for a total of 54 tickets)
• Name recognition onscreen at the festival

DIAMOND  $10,000 + (value of goods and services: $1,120)

All Platinum benefits, plus:
     • 10 additional tickets (for a total of 64 tickets)
• Valet parking and/or parking vouchers at the festival (if available)
• One use of the Full Frame Theater per calendar year
• Full Frame hoodie (our most popular seller!)


Click here to view our First Team information booklet.


Should you choose to join First Team, please note that the goods and services portion of your First Team donation is not tax-deductible.

Corporate matching funds are not eligible for benefits and may not count toward First Team totals. Check with your company for details.

Community or family foundations may be ineligible for First Team benefits. If giving through a foundation, please check your foundation’s rules.

Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Click here to learn more about combined giving benefits with CDS.