Join the Independent Film Society and support our work to bring the best in world cinema to Kolkata and beyond! 


Our annual membership program offers a number of benefits, in addition to supporting our ongoing and long-term aims in Kolkata. Your generous support helps further the Independent Film Society’s ongoing work to enhance awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. Membership costs nothing (it’s free of cost) and entitles you to a number of exclusive benefits, including free entry to IFS screenings & events, special discount on tickets of our events, invitations to members-only screenings and networking events, and other special offers from our sponsors and other partners.


As a non-profit organization, we depend on more than just ticket sales to support our innovative and progressive programming. We rely on like-minded individuals, organizations, and brands to enable us to continue bringing the best in independent & alternative cinema to the audiences of Kolkata and beyond. By making a donation, you are contributing to our ongoing efforts to provide a platform for films that deserve to be seen and to bring about cultural dialogue and exchange in the city.


We offer customized and impactful partnership opportunities for brands looking forward to connecting with a highly-engaged audience, both online and at the events. We work with like-minded brands who share a similar love for films and passion for connecting people through live events and unique experiences. Brands are a key element to our events – we curate relevant brands to enhance the overall experience for our audiences. Our partnerships include integrating brands in a creative and authentic way, both before and during the event.