Help Support our Vision for the Future

MFI is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, organization that relies on people like you to spread the word about its course offerings and curated events. Please consider making a donation to support MFI and our mission to promote education and awareness for creative expression in the art of filmmaking on a local level. Donations are greatly appreciated!

Why support the MFI North Fork Film Festival?

The MFI brand is a well-respected film festival event, conservatory and annual competition that takes place each year on the North Fork of Long Island. With its local wineries, family-owned farms, and oyster rich coastline, the North Fork of Long Island is the new destination for sophisticated and cultured filmgoers. Each year MFI brings in participants from the U.S. and around the world to present unique films to be seen by a wide variety of audiences. Film producers, directors, celebrity guest artists, and emerging filmmakers can preview the films and share their aspirations for filmmaking and screenwriting through panel discussions and Q&A events.

By supporting and sponsoring the MFI North Fork Film Festival, your colleagues, clients, customers, and constituents know, in an important way, that you support visual storytelling that can change the world.

Marquee Level

  • Your Logo on Step & Repeat.
  • Special recognition at all festival events.
  • A walk-on role in an MFI Conservatory Film in July 2020.
  • Appear on all promotional material.
  • Logo on the pre-movie scroll.
  • Eight tickets to pre-movie VIP cocktail party with celebrity guest Tony Goldwyn.
  • Premium reserved seating at all festival events.
  • Eight tickets to the afterparty.
  • SWAG: Two zip-up sweatshirts.

Platinum Level

  • Appear on all promotional material.
  • Logo on the pre-movie scroll.
  • Six tickets to pre-movie VIP cocktail party with celebrity guest Tony Goldwyn.
  • Reserved seating at all festival events.
  • Six tickets to the afterparty.
  • SWAG: Two zip-up sweatshirts.

Gold Level

  • Appear on all promotional material.
  • Logo on the pre-movie scroll.
  • Reserved seating at all festival events.
  • Four tickets to the afterparty.
  • SWAG: Two MFI Shirts.

Silver Level

  • Appear on all promotional material.
  • Logo on the pre-movie scroll.
  • Reserved seating at all festival events.
  • Two tickets to the afterparty.
  • SWAG: Two MFI Shirts.

Manhattan Film Institute is a boutique conservatory with a world-class faculty. We nurture aspirations while enriching careers for both budding and established artists by providing passionate, individualized instruction to inspire filmmakers in a supportive, challenging and safe environment.

Each year, we have had to turn away over 50% of our applicants due to their inability to afford tuition. With just a small donation, you can help to scholarship a talented student and perhaps open pathways and change a life. Our actors and directors have gained entry into top film universities, found representation, and booked jobs, as a result of the films they have made at MFI.

Outreach and Diversity:

Our Outreach program is an ongoing commitment to expose filmmaking to new voices from underserved and under-represented communities. Our goal is to open doors, and make this work accessible and inclusive. We have a sincere interest in reaching and working with more ethically, racially and economically diverse students.

Oscar Level

$4,200

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Your donation will provide a full scholarship including room and board.

Oscar Level donors will receive:

  • Four tickets to the after party of the MFI North Fork Film Festival.
  • Reserved seating at all film festival events.
  • Acknowledgment on movie scroll of student films.

Emmy Level

$2,500

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Your donation will provide a partial scholarship.

Emmy Level donors will receive:

  • Two tickets to the after party of the MFI North Fork Film Festival.
  • Reserved seating at all film festival events.
  • Acknowledgment on movie scroll of student films.

Honorable Mention

$100+

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Any donation of $100 or more will receive an MFI T Shirt and be acknowledged in our movie scroll of students films at the North Fork Film Festival.

    Support Free Movies at the Greenport Theatre

    In 2018, MFI founders Tony Spiridakis and Lisa Gillooly re-opened the Greenport Movie Theatre in the winter for the first time in almost 20 years. Each Saturday night from December – May, moviegoers enjoy free classic and art house films selected in house. MFI could not have pulled this off without the help of our board, volunteers, and generous contributions from businesses like yours. 

    A donation of any amount helps keep this program alive. When you donate over $250 dollars, we highlight your contribution on-screen. We’ve already served thousands of people and anticipate more every year. Don’t miss a chance to get your business on the big screen today!

    Gold

    $1,000

    • 1 full-page ad designed for the big screen with your logo and business info to run for 18 weeks.
    • 1 week of films presented by your business.
    • Weekly email and social media blasts including sponsored by your business.

    Silver

    $500

    • 1 half-page ad designed for the big screen with your logo and business info to run for 18 weeks
    • Weekly email and social media blasts including sponsored by your business.

    Bronze

    $250

    • 1 quarter-page ad designed for the big screen with your logo and business info to run for 18 weeks.

    If you'd like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email us here.