Since 2002, Desert Film Society has promoted the passion for world cinema in the Coachella Valley by providing Society members and guests an opportunity to view the latest in art, global and independent film and educating members by providing a platform for discussion of the art of film and film craft.

  • DFS is the only place in the Coachella Valley to bring you these critically acclaimed and innovative films
  • At least 20 new independent and global films are screened each year
  • One-time screenings, from international festivals, premiering in the Coachella Valley
  • Transferable Membership Card
  • Screenings on Saturday mornings at Camelot Theatres
  • Conversation and complimentary refreshments before each film
  • Associated filmmakers/creative artists invited to all screenings for Q&A
  • Facilitated discussions follow each screening
  • No reservations needed, never any lines, ample seating; just flash your membership card at the screening room door
  • Memberships available for 6 months. 12 months or seasonal
  • Members are admitted for free
  • Non-members are always welcome by paying $15 at the door
  • Special events throughout the year including discounts to some film festivals
  • State-of-the-art projection and sound

OFFICIAL POLICIES:  All memberships expire on December 31.  Desert Film Society management reserves the right to refuse membership &/or admission to a card holder by refunding membership fee, pro-rated for the balance of the year.  DFS management also reserves the right to designate where a member may be seated.   Membership cards must be presented every time one enters the screening room.  There’s a $15 refundable fee for admission without presentation of card.

Purchase Membership Online:
Choose membership level and then type the name you wish to have printed on the membership card, then select “Buy Now”.

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2019 Membership Descriptions:

Full Year Membership – $125
Valid: 01/01/19 to 12/31/19

6-Month Seasonal Membership – $98
Valid: 01/01/19 to 03/31/19 & 10/01/19 to 12/31/19

6-Month Limited Membership – $98
Valid: 07/01/19 to 12/31/19

There is a $3.00 handling fee added onto all internet &/or credit card orders.  Membership cards are never mailed and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.  You may pickup your membership card at the next regularly scheduled screening.

Gift Certificates:

2019 Gift Certificate
(Full Year Membership)

2019 Gift Certificate
(Seasonal or Limited Membership)

Printable Membership Form (2019)
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