Committed to filmmaking that inspires change since its inaugural year in 2013, the Chelsea Film Festival has given emerging filmmakers from the United States and worldwide a voice, support, and an international platform in the heart of New York City to showcase their films with a focus on Global Issues. With New York Premieres of over 200 Official Selections, the Festival has helped to change the narrative on universal issues, bridge cultures, spark discussion, as well as launch the careers of amazing storytellers.

In its Sixth Edition, the Chelsea Film Festival has doubled the number of countries represented, tripled the number of selections and attendees, and created a dynamic community of industry professionals and supporters who champion indie filmmaking. Check out the past five editions of the Festival here.

In order to continue our efforts in providing a special platform, we need your help now more than ever!

We are committed to supporting the work of new directors, creating year-round programs (i.e. Kino & Vino Series® and Reel Magic Hour® – Monthly Screenings/Panel Series) to bring their films to larger New York audiences and opportunities to network with industry leaders. With the significant decline of arts funding in New York City public schools, we are also committed to our Youth. The Chelsea Film Institute was created with the objective of offering children, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, exposure to the arts. Your generosity will help us to create a space in the Chelsea neighborhood for kids to access much needed arts programs, cultivate their talents, and discover the transformative power of the arts.

Your donation is critical in making this happen.

Support our mission. Fund our goals. Champion new filmmakers and indie films. Commit to the next generation of storytellers and artists.

Let’s Make A Change Together!


Friend: $25 – $100
Contributor: $150 – $250
Donor: $500 – $1000
Sponsor: $2000 – $5000
Director’s Circle: $10,000+


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