Join Upstate Films on November 29th for GivingTuesday


Almodovar or Weerasethakul? Campion or Spielberg? You decide!

Support Upstate Films on GivingTuesday, November 29th, by voting in our “Best Living Director” contest! We’ll celebrate the winning director with a double feature party on New Year’s Day, with all supporters invited. 

The Rules
Everyone who contributes $5 or more can vote. Supporters receive one vote for each donation made. The contest will continue through Sunday, December 18th, and we’ll announce the winning director on Monday, December 19th. The New Year’s Day program and schedule will be posted the following week.

How We Chose the 18 Finalists
The Upstate Films staff wrangled and pleaded and argued for hours to make the list, with this criteria: The director must have made three or more features and be actively making work that continues to inspire, break boundaries, or have an impact on our culture. 

GivingTuesday is a global movement that unleashes “the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.” Thank you for considering a gift to Upstate Films on GivingTuesday and beyond! We continue to be inspired by the generosity of our community and are deeply grateful for your support. 

The Shortlist