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Support Film Forum

Founded in 1970, Film Forum is New York City’s leading nonprofit exhibitor for independent and repertory film premieres. Support from our loyal donors and members continues to be a critical part of our operating budget. It has made our survival for a one-year period during the Covid health emergency possible.

See below for a variety of ways to support Film Forum.
Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Film Forum qualifies for most corporate matching gift programs. Please inquire with your employer.

Click here for the general operating support funders list.

Click here for the 2021 small is beautiful donor list.


· Donors who itemize returns may deduct 100% (up from 60%) of their 2021 adjusted gross income.
· Donors who do not itemize returns may take an additional above-the-line deduction for gifts up to $300.
· Donors aged 70½ or older may make a gift directly from their IRA plans for as much as $100,000.
· Donors may give stock and not pay tax on their gains.

Individual Giving

Gifts of any amount help Film Forum continue to take risks with innovative and challenging programming. More info.

Donate Now to FF’s annual operations.

Corporate Sponsorship

Please contact Director Karen Cooper for details and benefits of your business sponsoring events at Film Forum. More info.

Documentary Fund

Film Forum’s Documentary Fund supports our presentation of the best in independent documentaries. Note: This is NOT a grant-making fund. More info.

Endowment Fund

Help ensure Film Forum’s continued success for years to come by creating an endowed fund. More info.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship allows filmmakers to solicit and receive tax deductible in support of a specific project, without having to create a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. NB: Film Forum does not provide funding to filmmakers. More info.

Donate to a fiscally sponsored film.


Film Forum membership card

Become a Film Forum member and enjoy the best deal in town - $9 tickets vs. $15 at full price! More info.

Buy a new membership.
Renew your existing membership.
Buy a gift membership.

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