Cultivate Cinema Circle

is creating an ongoing film series in Buffalo, NY.

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Cultivator
reward item
$3
per month

This tier helps cover the basic costs of film licensing.


Benefit:


• A Mighty Big Thank You! We'll send a shoutout on Twitter and add your name to our website's sponsor page as a Patron!

Inner Circle
reward item
$6
per month

This tier helps cover the costs of film licensing and assists in getting the word out through posters, ads, website hosting, etc.


Benefits: 


• A Mighty Big Thank You! We'll send a shoutout on Twitter and add your name to our website's sponsor page as a Patron!


• Access to our Buffalo Specialty Cinema Calendar and Early Notification of CCC Schedule! We'll add you to our robust Google calendar of film events throughout the Buffalo Area including special screenings, wide releases, and festival dates.

Patron
reward item
$50
per month

This tier covers the costs of film licensing, helps us get the word out through advertising, and funds filmmaker visits and special events.


Benefits: 


• A Mighty Big Thank You! We'll send a shoutout on Twitter and add your name to our website's sponsor page as a Patron!


• Access to our Buffalo Specialty Cinema Calendar and Early Notification of CCC Schedule! We'll add you to our robust Google calendar of film events through Buffalo including special screenings, wide releases, and festival dates.


• Slide / Website Thanks! We'll add your name to a pre-screening Patron slide displayed before each movie we show.


• Full Size CCC Screening Poster of Your Choosing! Choose from our collection of screening posters for an 11x17 print.

10

patrons

$52

per month

About



A Film Society For The People

Cultivate Cinema Circle was conceived in 2015 as Buffalo's premier film series for new and classic art films and documentaries in the spirit of traditional community funded film societies like Amos Vogel's groundbreaking Cinema 16 or Richard Linklater's massively successful Austin Film Society. Since then we've hosted 90+ screenings at 9 venues around the city of Buffalo: North Park Theatre, Amherst Theatre, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center, Burning Books, Dreamland, Sugar City, Canisius College's Science Hall Atrium and the Mason O. Damon Auditorium at Buffalo & Erie County's Downtown Central Library.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help foster a healthy, fervent film culture in the Buffalo area by presenting the best that cinema has to offer—works selected for their excellence, cultural diversity, political relevance and historic value. In doing so, we hope to provide a space for public engagement, community discussion and celebration of empathy via the seventh art.


Behind Cultivate Cinema Circle

The series is curated and presented by Jordan M. Smith, public librarian and film journalist for DOC NYC, Senses of Cinema and Nonfics, and Jared Mobarak, graphic designer and film critic at The Film Stage and BuffaloVibe.

Why Patreon?

Screening films is unfortunately not a cheap endeavor, especially when the series itself is a passion project we do in our spare time for the love of the art. We've been very lucky to have some supportive local businesses sponsor the majority of our screenings, but we would love to scale the series up a bit to bring more high quality films, more filmmaker visits and more cinema related events. In order to do this, more funding than we've been able to raise thus far is needed.

This is where we hope you can come in to help us ensure Cultivate Cinema Circle's programming remains intact for the foreseeable future by becoming a part of that community tradition we've strove to create around Buffalo's film culture. Our goal is to raise at least $450 a month to cover the basics of film licensing, advertising, and securing future filmmaker visits as we've done in the past. We are offering three levels of support with various benefits and any contribution would be a great help toward guaranteeing a bright future for watching movies on the big screen here in Buffalo!


Goals
$52.20 of $450 per month
Help cover the Basics (promo materials, website hosting, etc), Film License Fees and potential future Filmmaker Visits.
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