Support Us

Consider joining the Gene Siskel Film Center's family of supporters through a gift to our Annual Fund. Annual fund support is critical to maintaining the Film Center's mission to present innovative film programming that is unparalleled in Chicago. Ticket and membership sales only cover about half of the operating costs of the Film Center, as a 501(c)3 organization, the Film Center relies on contributions to allow us to bring people together to experience the best in the cinematic arts.

Please click here to make a contribution to the Film Center's Annual Fund.

Every year, as the costs of presenting the highest quality and most diverse range of films increase, so does the need for the support of individuals committed to helping the Film Center continue its mission. Your contribution directly supports film programs and visiting filmmaker appearances throughout the year, enabling thousands of film enthusiasts to join you in experiencing the best in classic, independent and world cinema.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your commitment to high-quality programming and reach a desirable audience by becoming a sponsor of the Gene Siskel Film Center. The depth and variety of film festivals, series, special events and retrospectives provide many sponsorship opportunities in a sophisticated modern environment.

Internationally recognized and respected for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative audience of more than 70,000 patrons a year. Sponsorship opportunities range from individual film series, festivals and special events to larger sponsorships that provide year-round exposure.

For more information on supporting the Gene Siskel Film Center as a Donor or Sponsor,
please download our Fact Sheet and contact:
Dionne Nicole Smith at 312.846.2072 or
or Jean de St. Aubin at 312.846.2076 or