Film noir's rain-slicked streets, shadowy alleys, and sex bombs in silk peignoirs deserve a permanent place on the BIG screen. But hey, "it’s a bitter little world," and we can't do it alone. We need your donations to help us locate, restore and exhibit these films before they’re lost forever. Do it for the love of noir—but enjoy the thank-you gifts too! Take a look at the donation levels listed on the right—and select the option that's right for you!

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The FNF would like to thank the following companies for including us in their Matching Donation Programs: AT&T, Microsoft, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Foundation, Charles Schwab, Levi Strauss & Co., Merck and Google. If you are an employee of any of these companies and would like to contribute to the FNF, please make your contribution to FNF through your company's Matching Donation program. If you are not employed by one of these companies, and are interested in having your company match your donation, please contact the administrator of your company's Matching Donation program.

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$100 - $249

All of the above plus the latest NOIR CITY 18 Souvenir Program and NOIR CITY Annual 12.


$250 - $499

Receive all of the above plus a signed first edition of Eddie Muller's novel, The Distance.



The whole shebang plus a series pass to NOIR CITY 19 in San Francisco in 2021, plus recognition in the souvenir program.



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