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The Canterbury Film Society is an Incorporated Society affiliated with the NZ Federation of Film Societies. CFS Membership entitles voting rights at the CFS AGM. 

  • Most screenings are open to members only, unless otherwise indicated, and censor’s ratings apply

  • Flexi-Passes give access to any three films but do not include rights and benefits of full membership

  • Full membership is valid for 12 months from date of purchase

  • All prices are GST inclusive

  • Lost membership cards will not be replaced

  • All memberships are non-transferable 

  • All information given is confidential and used in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Membership options

Three membership options are available:  



Full membership offers UNLIMITED entry to the film season
and offers other benefits including:

  • Discounts at the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF)

  • Discounts at Alice and Lumière Cinemas

  • Free entry to any other New Zealand Film Society screening nationwide

  • Free admission for a guest to any one screening

New members can join at any time of the year, with membership running for 12 months from the month of joining.
The following reduced-price full memberships are available:

  • DISCOUNTED Full Membership: $120 (Seniors 65+/Unwaged/Film Guild)

  • STUDENT Full Membership: $90 (Tertiary)

  • HIGH SCHOOL Full Membership: $50 (13–18 years)


Half-year memberships are valid for all screenings from either February–June or July–October 2022.

⬤ FLEXI-PASS ($30)
A Flexi-Pass is a limited membership which offers entry to any three films of your choice and can be used to bring along friends to a screening. Passes never expire so can be used over multiple years.

Upgrading Memberships

Adore your Flexi- or Half-Year Pass? Keen to keep coming? It’s easy to upgrade to a full membership, like a pay-by-instalment option. i.e. four Flexi-Passes plus $10 converts to full membership, three Flexi-Passes translate to a tertiary student membership, and one Flexi-Pass plus $20 becomes a Youth membership.

How to Join

New and renewing members are encouraged to join online so we can have your card ready to be picked up before a screening or posted to you. 


Please fill out the online membership form below and click “Submit”.

If you select online payment, you’ll be given the option of immediate payment using PoliPay to connect to your bank account.  If you’d prefer to set-up an online bank transfer manually, please credit our bank account and use your name as the reference.




If you are unable to make an online payment for your renewal, please bring exact cash to complete your enrollment before a screening.

Treat a Film Lover

If you want to treat a movie lover in your life, we can arrange to send you a Flexi-Pass (allowing them to see any three films),  Half-Year or Full membership card ready for you to present to your lucky recipient.  Please get in touch by emailing