Patrons Circle: Price Increase FAQs
Q. What changes are happening with the Patrons Circle programme?
As of July 3, 2012, the Bronze-through Platinum-level Patrons Circle membership prices will increase. The price for the Leadership level will remain the same.
- Some Patron events for Platinum and Leadership members will include private receptions at TIFF Bell Lightbox, featuring special guests or speakers. This privilege will be extended to other levels from time to time, if space is available.
- Leadership members will be invited to a private lunch with a member of the TIFF Executive Team.
- Charitable receipt amounts are increasing.
- Gold members will receive recognition of their support in the Festival Programme Book.
- Platinum and Leadership members will receive an invitation for two to a private reception with special guests during the Festival.
- Leadership members will receive an invitation for two to a private Festival event with special guests.
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Q. When will these changes go into effect?
A. July 3, 2012
Current members will be given the opportunity to renew at the current rates until this date. However, as of July 3, the new prices will be in effect.
Q. Why are these changes happening?
A. Patrons Circle membership offers a closer relationship with TIFF through invitations to exclusive members-only events, screenings and discussions with TIFF programmers, filmmakers and special guests, along with a host of other benefits to make the most of your film experience at TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Toronto International Film Festival. The change reflects the cost to service this programme, based on increased programming year-round in our new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox.
An important aspect of Patrons Circle membership is that it provides much needed philanthropic support to the organization. The increased membership prices will also help raise the necessary funds for TIFF programming, education and exhibitions.
Q. What are these increased prices going to support?
A. Contributions received through Patrons Circle provide crucial funding for TIFF film programmes, gallery exhibitions, education initiatives and community outreach. This includes TIFF Rising Stars, Talent Lab, Student Film Showcase, TIFF Next Wave, Special Delivery, school workshops, summer camps, film series and retrospectives, acquisitions for the Film Reference Library and much more.
Q. Are my benefits changing?
A. All of the benefits you have enjoyed previously will remain. We have simply expanded the curriculum of events and screenings, and we have added a few more benefits to certain levels (as noted above).
Q. Can I renew or purchase a new membership at the old rate, before prices change?
A. Yes, you can renew your current membership, upgrade your membership to a higher level or purchase a new membership at the old rate, prior to July 3, 2012.
Q. How can I renew my membership at the old rate?
A. You can renew online, submit the application form enclosed with your renewal letter, contact the TIFF Membership Office at 416.934.5869 or by visiting the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West.
Q. What if I just renewed my membership?
A. If you just renewed your membership with us, you can renew again early and lock-in your current rate for an additional year. You have until July 3, 2012 to renew at the current rates. If you renew early, your membership expiry will extend by an additional year. Your month of expiry will remain the same.
Q. Can I renew my membership in a different category before the membership prices change?
A. Yes. As a TIFF Member you can renew your membership in a different category and lock-in the current rate for another year. You can renew at the old rates up until July 3, 2012.
Q. If I renew early, what will my expiry date be?
A. It will be one year from your current expiry date. Example: If your current expiry date is Sept. 30, 2012, but you renew your membership on June 20 at the current rate, your new expiry will be Sept. 30, 2013. When you renew in September 2013, you will be required to pay the new rate.
Q. Who can I contact if I still have questions?
A. If you have additional questions about these changes, please contact us at 416.934.5869 or at email@example.com.