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Individual Giving

Board members Vivian Ostrovsky and Ethan Hawke

A nonprofit cinema founded in 1970, Film Forum has thrived for over 50 years. How is this possible, when so many NYC arthouses have closed? With the generosity of donors. 


Make a tax-deductible gift to help our independent premieres and ambitious classics program reach the widest audience. 

Gifts of $5,000 and above are recognized with a Film Forum VIP card, which affords free admission for 2 to all screenings for one year. 

A gift specified in your will, trust, retirement or investment account will help ensure that Film Forum’s programs reach audiences for generations to come. Please consider letting us know if you have taken this step.

We also accept wire transfers and gifts of stock. We are grateful for donations of any amount. Gifts of $250 and above are recognized on our website, donor list, and elsewhere.

To discuss any aspect of your giving, please contact Mary Ellen Obias, Director of Development, at (212) 627-2035 x225 or

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