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Chaplin Award Gala


The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents. The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema.

The 45th Chaplin Award Gala will take place Monday, April 30, 2018 and this year’s honoree will be Helen Mirren. For information about attending the gala, please contact our Patron’s Desk at or call (212) 875-5668. To find the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your organization, please contact Elizabeth Gardner, Director, Corporate Partnerships, at or call (212) 671-4559.

Earlier Event: April 27
The Billion Oyster Party
Later Event: April 30
Children Spring Celebration Benefit