Become a School Partner

We support local schools with a very unique fundraising program that introduces your school community to the wide world of film. Each year, we partner with over 100 schools throughout all 5 boroughs to either raise funds directly for their PTA or to pass along ticket discounts to their school community.

The process is simple: before the annual Festival, we will provide Festival brochures for every student in your school. When families go online to order tickets, we will either provide a discounted ticket price (via a discount code), or give a portion of their purchase directly back to your PTA through our fundraising program. Your community experiences eye-opening films and a cultural education matched only by a trip around the world!

I knew I had to find a way to bring these films to our school community, that seeing these films would help our kids connect with the larger world and see ideas and images that they might not otherwise see. I feel so lucky! These are the kinds of experiences that have deep impact.

-Parent Representative

Please see below for participation options.

Option 1: Fundraising Tickets

Use the Festival as a fundraising opportunity! When purchasing tickets online, select your school name from the drop-down menu on our ticketing page. For every ticket sold and attributed to your school, we will donate $3 to your PTA ($2 for year-round events).

Option 2: Discounted Tickets

Your school community receives a discount on all Festival event tickets (generally $3 off each ticket during the Festival and $2 off for year-round events).

Interested in Joining Our School Partnership Program?

Fill out the following form, and we’ll get back to you with next steps!

School Name:

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Contact Name:

Phone:

Email:

# of Students:

Grade/Age Range:

We are interested in the following type of partnership: