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Support Film Forum

Founded in 1970, Film Forum is New York City’s leading nonprofit cinema for the exhibition of independent and repertory films. Contributions and memberships continue to be a critical part of our operating budget. Many thanks for considering a gift. Your generosity makes all we do possible. 

Individual Giving

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

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Film Forum membership card

Become a Film Forum member and contribute to our nonprofit cinema while enjoying great benefits and discounts! More info.

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Legacy Giving

Join other visionary supporters in our Legacy Circle and help keep FF programming on screen, year after year. More info.

Corporate Giving

A corporate gift or partnership signals your commitment to vibrant arts experiences for diverse NYC audiences. For more information and to discuss a mutually beneficial partnership, please contact Mary Ellen Obias, Director of Development, at (212) 627-2035 x225 or

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.

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