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 sneak previews, Red Carpet Galas, exclusive access to the New York Film Festival and more.

By becoming a Patron, you take a leading role in the organization’s success by providing vital annual support, ensuring the Film Society’s role as the nation’s premier organization dedicated to the art of film. Patron support helps the Film Society reach an annual audience of over 250,000 people through events like the New York Film Festival and our incredible year round film programs. For a complete layout of patron levels and benefits, click here [pdf].

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Patron Levels & Benefits
Patrons receive a wide range of customized benefits that offer them the opportunity to experience private events, attend sneak preview screenings, get exclusive access to some of our most popular festivals including the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Film Comment Selects and Rendezvouz with French Cinema. Patronage gives you insider access to the best of the Film Society all year long. Each level of patronage comes with its own exclusive suite of benefits. For more information, contact us at or at 212-875-5668.

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Purchase a Gift Patronage
Purchase a patronage for the film fan in your life – a loved one, a friend, or a grad - today, and the Film Society will send them a personalized gift packet with a Patron card and a description of their benefits!

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Refer a Friend
Pay it forward! If you bring in 2 new Patrons to the Film Society, we’ll add an extra month to your patronage, on us, just to say thanks. For more information, contact us at or at 212-875-5668.

Suggest a Patron Event
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