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David H. Koch Theater


Robert De Niro

With Presenters
Martin Scorsese Michael Douglas
Whoopi Goldberg Harvey Keitel
Barry Levinson Sean Penn
Ben Stiller Meryl Streep
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Join us as we honor the career of the two-time Academy Award-winner.

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 44th Chaplin Award Gala receives generous support from Rémy Martin, VDKA 6100, Loews Regency Hotel, and WNET.

Tribute Chair:
Bernard L. Schwartz

Gala Dinner Co-Chairs:
Susan and John Hess  ·  Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee

Vice Chairs:
Lisa and Sandy Ehrenkranz  ·  Hearst
Victoria and S.I. Newhouse, Jr.  ·  Daniel and Nanna Stern
Blavatnik Family Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

You can secure premium seating at the Chaplin Award Gala tribute by purchasing Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, which include premium seating at the Tribute and the Gala Dinner.

Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets are on sale now. Dinner and Table Seats may be purchased by contacting us at galarsvp@filmlinc.org or by calling (212) 875-5076. Tribute tickets may be purchased at the link above.

The evening’s attire is cocktail.

Tribute-only tickets range in prices from $150 – $500. A limited number of box seats will be available for $750.

For Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, the face value of each ticket less $300 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility.

Tribute-only tickets will be available for pick-up at the David H. Koch Box Office. When ordering online, you may also select Print at Home tickets. Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets will be available for pick-up at the VIP desk in front of the David H. Koch Theater the night of the Gala, unless previous arrangements have been made via the Gala RSVP line (galarsvp@filmlinc.org or (212) 875-5076).

Click here to download a PDF version of the seating map.

If you have additional questions about the Gala, please contact us at galarsvp@filmlinc.org or (212) 875-5076.

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 more information about attending the Gala, please contact us at galarsvp@filmlinc.org or (212) 875-5076.

To find the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your organization, please contact Liz Gardner (Director, Corporate Partnerships) at egardner@filmlinc.org or (212) 671-4559.