Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Monday, May 8, 2017
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center

Join us as we honor the career of two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro. On this special evening, we will celebrate the remarkable talent of a legendary actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history and applaud his enduring commitment to cinema. The event will be attended by a host of notable presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film.

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. The Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and, last year, Morgan Freeman. See the full list here.

For information about attending the Gala, please contact us at or call (212) 875-5076. To find the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your organization, please contact Liz Gardner, Director, Corporate Partnerships, at or call (212) 671-4559.