Play a leading role at the Film Society of Lincoln Center by becoming a patron today!

Your generous support helps further the Film Society’s ongoing work to enhance awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. Patrons receive benefits that include personalized ticketing service, invitations to preview screenings, and early access to the Film Society’s most popular festivals, including the New York Film Festival.

Become a Patron of the Film Society and enjoy unparalleled programming, exceptional events, and festivals that set the global standard.

Patrons also have the option of paying for membership in quarterly installments by contacting the Membership Desk.

Become a Patron

If you are a current Patron of the Film Society and would like to renew, you may do so by clicking below.

Renew Your Support

Patron Levels & Benefits
The Film Society offers a variety of Patron options with many exciting benefits for film lovers. To find the patron level that is right for you, click below.

Patron Levels & Benefits

Ambassador Patron Levels & Benefits

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!

Give a Gift Patronage

Match Your Gift
Make your contribution go further by matching your donation. Many companies have matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program by clicking below.

Match Your Gift

For questions or to join the Patron program, please contact the Patron desk at or (212) 875-5668. Our administrative offices are open Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm.

Are you a film lover in your 20s and 30s? Click here to add New Wave benefits to your membership!