The Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in international, classic and cutting edge independent cinema. The opening of our new, state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center gives us an exciting opportunity to expand our support for educational programs, emerging artists, and documentaries. 

Join the Film Society today and support the organization that brings you the world-renowned New York Film Festival, and important annual programs such as New Directors/New Films, Rendezvous with French Cinema, Film Comment Selects, Latin Beat and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Make a Donation to the 50th Anniversary Fund
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has launched the "50th Anniversary Fund," a way for individuals and companies to lend much-needed support to the launch and growth of the Film Society’s new educational programs and emerging filmmaker initiatives. The 50th Anniversary Fund’s mission is to raise $1M for these important initiatives during the New York Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary Year.

Invest in the Future of Film by making a contribution today. You’ll change the lives of countless students and emerging filmmakers. Please note that your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Film Society Members enjoy many exciting benefits, including free and discounted tickets, advance purchasing opportunities for the New York Film Festival, a complimentary subscription to Film Comment magazine, and so much more!

The loyalty and support of our Film Society members have made it possible for us to bring the best in cinema to New York City, nurture the careers of tomorrow's great talents, and introduce hundreds of thousands of moviegoers to influential cinematic voices from around the globe. Join the Film Society today, and help us continue to bring the best in world cinema directly to you.

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Become a Patron
Help to bring the best of cinema to NYC by supporting the work of The Film Society of Lincoln Center. See your support in action while enjoying a range of personalized benefits, including priority ticketing and invitations to exclusive Patron events.

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Get on the A-List for parties and events designed especially for film lovers in their 20s and 30s. Sit in on engaging conversation with top actors about their craft, meet influential directors and more with this innovative program.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor
The Film Society of Lincoln Center provides significant branding and marketing opportunities, as well as extraordinary corporate entertaining privileges, for its corporate sponsors. We consider our sponsors true partners and are committed to working with them in a collaborative and responsible way.  We customize sponsorship programs for each company that meets their objectives, helps differentiate their brand, provides significant customer touch points and delivers results. 

Corporate ThumbSponsorship opportunities are available for The Film Society’s signature programs, the New York Film Festival and the Chaplin Award Gala, as well as our international mini-film festivals and other special programming.

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Corporate ThumbDonate to Our Capital Campaign
Join the Film Society Capital Campaign in support of the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a stunning facility with two state-of-the-art theaters and an amphitheater on the Lincoln Center campus. The Film Center provides the Film Society with unparalleled opportunities to showcase the best of independent and international cinema, and to create special programming with guest artists and new education initiatives. For more information, contact Rachel Denny, Associate Director of Individual Giving and Major Gifts at or at 212-875-5615.

Name a Seat in Our New Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Write your name in history! Participate in our Seat Naming Campaign for the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and leave your permanent imprint on Lincoln Center. Some of the most important names in film aren’t in the credits… They’re on the seats.

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Match Your Gift
Many companies have gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. You can check to see if your employer has a matching gift program by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 212-875-5620.

        •   Director of Development, Tom Michel
  , 212-875-5624

        •  Corporate Sponsorship, Tom Michel
  , 212-875-5624

        •   Associate Director of Individual Giving and Major Gifts, Rachel Denny
  , 212-875-5615

        •   Patrons Program Coordinator
  , 212-875-5668

        •   Members Program Coordinator
  , 212-875-5620

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