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Film Forum is the only autonomous, full-time nonprofit cinema in New York City.
We raise $1.7 million annually (more than one-third of our total $5 million budget) from contributions.

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.

Complete list of major public and private funders

Film Forum 50

FILM FORUM 50As we are approaching our 50th anniversary in 2020, we are raising $6 million to:

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

More info.


Put Movies on Our Screens

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

Donate Now to FF’s annual operations.

Circle of Artists

CIRCLE OF ARTISTS- Greta Gerwig, 2016 Circle of Artists Co-ChairAn annual campaign comprised of artists from various fields who recognize FF’s significance to NYC’s creative community with a gift of $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000. More info.

Donate Now to the Circle of Artists campaign.

2017 Circle of Artists Co-Chairs:
Sara Bershtel, Tom McCarthy, and Isaac Mizrahi

Industry Council

INDUSTRY COUNCILA corporate program for leaders in the entertainment and related industries who recognize Film Forum’s significance with an annual gift of $2,500. More info.

Donate Now to join the Industry Council.

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.

Donate Now to the Documentary Fund ($5,000 & above).

Endowment Fund

FILM FORUM CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTUREHelp ensure Film Forum’s continued success for years to come. More info.

See a list of all donors to the endowment.
Donate Now to the Endowment Fund
($1,000 & above suggested).

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.