Festival Calendar

New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival
at of Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street
NY 10023 New York
United States
phone +1-212-875 56 10
email: nyffsubmissions@filmlinc.com

Director of Programming
Mr. Dennis Lim

Festival Director
Mr. Eugene Hernandez

Year of Foundation 1962

Event Date from 25 September 2020 till 11 October 2020

Event Date

in New York, United States

Sections Main Slate, Currents, Spotlight; Revivals, Talks

MAIN SLATE films that promise to define the year in cinema
CURRENTS an emphasis on new and innovative forms and voices, that presents a diverse offering of short and feature-length work.
SPOTLIGHT Showcase of sneak previews, gala events, screenings with live or performance elements, guest-curated selections and other Special evenings.
REVIVALS new restorations, titles selected by the festival's filmakers
TALKS series of free and ticketed panel discussions and in-depth conversations with a wide range of guests.

Category Feature, First Feature, Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry Works must be New York City premieres. All sections by invitation only; short films (less than 40 min.). Main Slate (narrative feature film) by invitation only. Films must have been completed in 2019 or 2020.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Submission Deadline: 21 June 2020
via Film Freeway; only submissions of short Content accepted.

Attendance Figures 80,000 nearly all screenings are sold out

Participants of the Film Industry 500-700 accreditations for industry screenings; around 100 guests (directors and actors)

Prizes/Awards no categories, no awards

German Films


Main Slate
I WAS AT HOME, BUT (ICH WAR ZU HAUSE, ABER) by Angela Schanelec (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
LIBERTÉ by Albert Serra (FR/DE, Lupa Film)
SYNONYMS (SYNONYMES) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)
THE MONEYCHANGER by Federico Veiroj (UY/AR/DE, Pandora Film)
THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio (IT/FR/BR/DE, Match Factory Productions)
THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu (RO/FR/DE, Komplizen Film)

HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME (HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT) by Thomas Heise (DE/AT, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

Spotlight on Documentary
CUNNINGHAM by Alla Kovgan (DE/US/FR, Achtung Panda! media)

Number of Films Shown about 30 feature films and 16 short films

Media Coverage intensive national press reporting; about 500 journalists, about half of them from abroad; reports in international specialist publications

Evaluation Good selection by a five-member commitee of foreign, especially European film productions from the current year. Very interesting, particularly for independent distributors residing in New York; of great cultural and artistic significance and a trendsetter in the arthouse field. A highly-acclaimed and well-organized festival which gains in exclusivity due to the maximum of 35 films in its program. Every film presented receives a New York Times review which is read by the entire US film community - hence a good review can pave the way for US exhibition.

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