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Individuals & Foundations
The Film Reference Library (FRL) houses the worldís largest collection of Canadian English-language film and film-related material, making it an invaluable resource for the preservation of Canadian cinematic history, and the preeminent resource centre for film research in North America. It is mandated to promote the study of film as art and industry, and is a key resource for the public, scholars and artists.¬†

As part of a charitable, not-for-profit organization, the FRL depends on the strength and generosity of its many philanthropic donors ó people just like you. Whether you are a member of the Film Reference Library or have made a contribution to the organization, your gift helps in many ways.¬†¬†

With the support of our many donors ó¬†individual and foundation supporters alike ó¬†the following are some of the initiatives the Film Reference Library is able to make a reality:

  • digitizing the FRLís holdings, including our Special Collections, which provides easy access to these resources for all constituents both onsite at the FRL and through the Web¬†¬†
  • acquiring special collections and holdings of important and influential filmmakers and film professionals as well as allowing these materials to be available to FRL members
  • securing new publications, videos, DVDs, research materials, etc., to increase and update current holdings
  • commissioning new essays for the Canadian Film Encyclopedia, an online Library publication
  • supporting the exhibition of Library materials.

We need your support to fulfill our commitment to preserve and provide access to materials that focus on the best of cinema. Whatever your gift, your donation is important.


Ways of Giving

There are many ways an individual can choose to make a gift to the Film Reference Library and TIFFG, each with its own benefits for both the donor and the organization. For more information about the number of ways in which you can provide your financial support to the many present and future programs that make the Film Reference Library, and TIFFG, the successful organization it is today, please read Ways of Giving.

To make your tax-creditable donation to the Film Reference Library or to learn more about how you can contribute through a gift-in-kind, please email us at frldonations@tiffg.ca, and print and complete the donation form or contact our philanthropy department at 416-968-FILM(3456).

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