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Fiscal Sponsorship

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Los Angeles Filmforum serves as fiscal sponsor for independent, non-commercial films, which allows filmmakers and artists to raise tax-deductible funds to support their projects. There are no application fees, however applicants must be Filmforum members. Please fill out the form to contact us for more information.


** At this time, due to staffing limitations, we won't be adding new sponsorships for several months.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our Film Sponsorships

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    The Bruce Baillie Project

    The Bruce Baillie Project

    With the publication of a book and a touring retrospective of Bruce Baillie’s films, The Bruce Baillie project aims to share and preserve work that constitutes one of the most influential voices in avant-garde cinema.

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    Big Jay

    Big Jay will tell the story of Cecil “Big Jay” McNeely, legendary saxophone ‘honker’ and one of the last surviving Rhythm & Blues (R&B) music greats of the 1950s. His shows are incredibly exciting, as his playing builds intensity, the dancers swinging, the band roaring…. and they’ve been that way for over fifty years.

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    Brave Miss World

    From the streets of Mumbai to college campuses in the U.S., the lack of justice available to survivors of rape is among the most critical issues of our times. Brave Miss World tells the story of Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil, who was abducted and raped two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. The film traces her fight for justice, in her own case and on behalf of other women.

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    Coded Stories

    An indigenous people, struggling to preserve their traditions. An artist, looking to merge the oldest creative traditions and the newest technologies, while calling attention to the indigenous of his native country. The Coded Stories Project will use an artist’s unique work to look at a marginalized group in Chile, while raising issues of loss of identity, globalization, and modernization that affect all of us.


    Minotaur - Sculpture by Emil Alzamore, Film by Nina Menkes


    A radical re-imagining of the Greek myth, MINOTAUR is set in the contemporary Old City of Jerusalem, with a single man playing the complex figure of Theseus and his nemesis: the Minotaur. The Minotaur symbolizes the violent destruction which terrorizes the area, and the heroic journey here is to confront and transform this negative vortex into an ascending spiritual love…which is, in fact, the deepest inner meaning of the eternal City of David.

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    The Fantastic Flights of Sophie Blanchard

    The Fantastic Flights of Sophie Blanchard is a documentary, currently in production, that explores the life of the first professional female pilot at the turn of the nineteenth century. Voiced by a central narrator and supporting experts, the film combines live-action interviews and animation to portray the extraordinary story of Sophie Blanchard, the Official Aeronaut of the French Empire.