The Broward County Film Society, parent organization of Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and Cinema Paradiso (CP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization. Your tax deductible donation sustains all of our year-round programs and makes it possible, even in the tough times, to keep going. Below are just a few ways you can keep the magic alive.

Or make check payable to:
Broward County Film Society, Inc
1214 East Las Olas Blvd. #007
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

General Operating

Though not as sexy as a new program or a piece of new equipment, we can testify that no donation is as important. General Operations include the utilities, film rights, repairs and maintenance, fuel, insurance, fees, short, everything we need to pay to exist. Your donation will receive program credit in the Annual FLIFF Catalog.

$25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1000 $2500

Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund

Mary Porter was a philanthropist and humanitarian who lived in Broward County. She believed that giving back is a part of who we are as a people. Mary's giving spanned the range of all issues in Broward including the arts, animal welfare, health and human services and more. She enjoyed investing in community solutions and was excited to be a part of a community of active givers. Mary worked with the Community Foundation in her philanthropy during her lifetime and wanted us to be the stewards of her giving after she was gone.

One of three Funds created in the fall of 2012 from her estate, the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward is designed to support capital projects including new construction, renovations and other major capital initiatives to improve the quality of services in Broward. This is the first Fund of this kind in our county, specifically addressing the capital needs of our community.

Out of twenty-six applicants, Cinema Paradiso Hollywood (CPH) was one of three selected projects to win funding from the Porter Fund. The Fund will match $1 for $1 monies raised to create CPH up to $150,000.

Here are some suggested ways you can contribute:

  • $500       Angel Board (Name listed on Lobby Plaque) 
  • $1000     A Men's Room Urinal or Toilet (Your name or logo affixed atop) 
  • $1250     A Ladies Room Toilet (Your name or logo affixed atop) 
  • $1000     Seat-Rows 9 - 11 
  • $1250     Seat-Rows 5-8 
  • $1500     Seat-Rows 1-4 
  • $2500     Row (Your name or logo affixed to a row of 8 seats) 
  • $5000     The Men's Room (Your name or logo affixed to door and atop the mirror) 
  • $6500     The Ladies Room (Your name or logo affixed to door and atop the mirror) 
  • $7500     East Lobby Lounge 
  • $15,000 The Movie Screen (Sign above entrances and above screen) 
  • $30,000 The Tech Booth (Sign above entrances and on booth) 
  • $50,000 The Outside Marquee facing Hollywood Boulevard

The Millennium Club

Founded in 2006 by FLIFF Member John Mager, The Millennium Club (TMC) is dedicated to the enhancement of Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale, our headquarters and flagship theatre. Over the years, TMC has enhanced so many vital aspects of the theater. 

Some of TMC's Accomplishments:

  • The creation of the Courtyard (which after Hurricane Wilma in 2005, was just a mess of potholes and tree roots). 
  • The Handicap ramp, railing, gutters, lighting, drainage needs
  • Marquee and Signage 
  • Lobby Renovations, including the restrooms
  • Three Additional restrooms inside the auditorium
  • Drapes for the theater
  • POS System
  • New Movie Screen
  • 3D Projector and Equipment

    TMC members are responsible for one-time dues of $1000. However, several donate $1000 annually AND are the reason why so many vital operational aspects are covered in a timely manner. Their names and photos are published in the (Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival) FLIFF catalog. For every additional $1,000 donated, a * is listed by their name in the catalog. 

$1,000   TMC Membership Dues