Films for Non-Profits is an association of highly experienced, award winning, professional filmmakers dedicated to telling the stories of charitable and benevolent organizations, advocacy and educational groups, and other non-profit organizations.

Since 1999, our aim has been to help organizations get their stories seen, heard and remembered.

We make films that raise public awareness, change minds, move audiences to action, and complement fundraising efforts and capital campaigns.

Working within budgets suited to the non-profit sector, and taking full advantage of the latest technological advances in film and video production, Films for Non-Profits delivers high production value narrative films, documentary shorts, portraits, profiles and image pieces.

We work closely with non-profit organizations through all phases of filmmaking, from development into production and post-production, to assure that we tell your story faithfully and that you are a full partner in the creative process.

Films for Non-Profits is a project of Cyclone Pictures, Inc., a NY State corporation since 1988.


“You captured the incredible essence and impact of STRIVE and have given us an important device for spreading the word, beyond the gala, to potential participants and donors.  We’re so excited to finally have a visual tool for communicating the power of STRIVE and why it’s so important.  Beautifully done! Thank you!”

Ellen Hartwell Blais 
Vice President of Development, STRIVE International


“I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Films for Non-Profits, as they quickly understood our message and the population we serve. Through a smooth collaborative process, they created a short film for us that was honest and beautiful.  We were so impressed, we went on to make two more films over the next few years.”

Liz Margolies
Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Health Network


“Films for Non-Profits overcame an impossible deadline to create a beautiful and moving film that captured the essence of what we do.  They understood our mission on a deep and detailed level, and clearly conveyed our 120-year history and complex operation in three-and-a-half minutes.  The entire crew was delightful to work with: patient, thoughtful, efficient, creative, and professional.  I could not have been happier with the result and would use them again in a heartbeat.”

Beatrice Kahn
Former Co-President, National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section


"We loved the video! Kudos to you and your crew! The film was moving and sensitive, and told our story in a very heartfelt and “big picture” way. You accomplished exactly what we hoped for. We showed it to our sponsor and our staff, and everyone was very positive. It will be a great promotional tool for us for years to come."

Geoffrey Anderson
Executive Director, WRO (Westchester Residential Opportunities)


“You really get what we do and what we are. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for preserving on film ABC’s kids, our families, our work and most incredibly, our heart and soul.”

Gretchen Buchenholz 
Executive Director, Association to Benefit Children