Your donations are instrumental to making this film a reality.

To bring our project to life, we have to raise $65,000 by December 31st, 2016.

Any contribution is greatly appreciated. 



  1. Click the DONATE button or visit:

  2. Select “1710 - The Liberty” in the dropdown menu

  3. Fill out your information & donation amount *
    • * Please note, all donations are in USD

  4. Click "Donate Now"

 Still from "The Shop Around The Corner"

Still from "The Shop Around The Corner"

By Mail

  1. Make check payable to "American Film Institute"

  2. Note "The Liberty #1710" in the check memo

  3. Mail to: 
    Thesis #1705, And We Fell
    C/O American Film Institute
    2021 N. Western Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

 Actress Pauline Frederick, photo by: Edward Gooch

Actress Pauline Frederick, photo by: Edward Gooch

In-Kind Donations

Help comes in many forms. We will gratefully accept any in-kind donations to our film - and you will make the credits! In-kind donations may be tax deductible for their full retail value. Please contact us and let us know how you can help. 
We'll gladly accept any of following:

  1. Filming Locations (Movie Palaces, Houses, Modern Offices)
  2. Equipment (Camera, Grip, Lighting)
  3. Art Department & Construction Supplies
  4. Film Stock, Processing, and Transferring
  5. Color Correction
  6. Sound Mixing
  7. Music Composing
  8. Craft Services/Catering

Matching grants

Many companies will match donations made by their employees to non-profit charitable institutions. This can DOUBLE your donation. Your Human Resources Department will be able to inform you if your employer offers this benefit. If so, please select the “My company will match my gift” on the AFI Web Donation Portal. Please contact us for additional help.

Tax deductions

The American Film Institute is a government recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, and holds tax exempt status. Donations made toward “THE LIBERTY” may be tax deductible under Section 170 of the U.S. Tax Code. A letter of acknowledgement from AFI will be sent for all contributions.

Donation credits

Donations of certain levels will receive a special credit at the end of the film:

Executive Producer - $5,000 - $10,000

Sponsor- $1,000 - $4,999

Partner- $500 - $999

Benefactor - $100 - $499