Become a Member

Want to be a part of BAVC's vibrant and diverse community of artists, media makers, activists and freelancers? Become a BAVC Member and enjoy year-round benefits, special events, networking opportunities, and more. Whether you're looking for yourself or your organization, there's a Membership level that's right for you. Be a part of something bigger -- join today!

Questions? Read our Membership FAQ page. Email membership[at] or call (415) 558-2127.




($10 with proof of low income status - there is no online registration for the low-income membership, please follow the instructions here to apply)

  • Discounts on all BAVC classes
  • Access to computers and software (8 hours per month for free).
  • Discounts with local and national retailers (e.g. Apple and Adobe). 
  • Eligibility to apply to BAVC's 4x10 roughcut feedback sessions, National MediaMaker Fellowship. 
  • Eligibility for National MediaMaker Fellowship and SF Commons public access services, including content submission for broadcast and training for field equipment, edit suites, and Flash studio. See SF Commons Policies for more information. Note: BAVC equipment is only available to SF Commons producers.
  • Invitations to festival screenings, member events, panels, workshops, mixers, and more.
  • Free membership with NTEN for one year.


Youth MediaMaker


* Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a Youth Mediamaker membership; proof of eligibility is required.

Whether you're a student or working (or both), finally there's a membership level just for 14-26 year-olds! You get all of the above benefits PLUS:

  • Annual group career consultation with BAVC's Training Department.
  • Eligibility to apply to a portfolio review session with industry experts. 


Producers Bundle


All of the above Mediamaker (not Youth Mediamaker) benefits PLUS:


Household Memberships are for two adults residing at the same address. Both members at the Household level receive the benefits of a Producers Bundle level membership for 25% off the cost of two individual memberships!


Not-For-Profit 1


Not-For-Profit 1.0 memberships are for certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with an annual budget of less than $500,000 only. Documentation may be requested.

  • Mediamaker membership benefits for two employees.
  • Free access once a month to our meeting room and $50 off the member price for day rentals (see the Facilities Rental page for more information).
  • Event promotion.
  • Annual half-hour nonprofit consultation on video messaging with Jason Jakaitis, Director of Independent Media. 
  • 5% off BAVC Productions and BAVC Preservation services.


Not-For Profit 2


Not-For-Profit 2.0 memberships are for certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations only. Documentation may be requested. All of the above Not-for-Profit 1.0 benefits PLUS:

  • Mediamaker membership benefits for four employees.
  • Acknowledgement (with logo, link and profile) on BAVC's Partners page plus an annual profile on the BAVC Blog.

Corporate Beta


The basic Corporate Beta membership below is just the beginning. Contact Membership about coming up with a membership solution that works best for your company's needs. 

  • Mediamaker membership benefits for four employees.
  • Free access once a month to our meeting room
  • Acknowledgement (with logo, link and profile) on BAVC's website.
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year.


Trying to renew your membership? Just choose the level you'd like to renew at and go through the registration process normally - it's exactly the same whether you are a new or renewing member. If you are a renewing member who has already created a BAVC online account, log in to your account first (by clicking "Log In" at the top of the page) and you'll be re-directed straight to the payment screen. If you've forgotten your username or password, we can retrieve them for you. Please contact us.

Questions? Read our Membership FAQ page. Email membership[at] or call (415) 558-2127.