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A nonprofit since 1970, Film Forum is the only autonomous cinema in New York City with exhibition as its sole focus. We raise $2.4 million annually (47% of our total $5.3 million budget) from our loyal donors and members.

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 Film Forum 50 funders list.

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Individual Giving
In a time when arts funding is at best undervalued and at worst under siege, Film Forum needs your help to keep independent film accessible and to show movies to a younger generation. 

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Individual Giving

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

FISCAL SPONSORSHIPPlease contact Development Director Denyse Reed, or call at 212-627-2035 x225 for details and benefits of your business sponsoring events at Film Forum. More info.

Film Forum 50

FILM FORUM 50As we are approaching our 50th anniversary in 2020, we have raised $5 million to:

• Build a 4th screen
• Renovate our theaters
• Grow our endowment

More info.


Documentary Fund

DOCUMENTARY FUNDFilm 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

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

Fiscal Sponsorship

FISCAL SPONSORSHIPFiscal 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.


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.