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New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival
Film Society 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. Kent Jones

Contact for Entries
Ms. Sara Bensman & Mr. Dennis Lim

Year of Foundation 1962

Event Date from 27 September 2019 till 03 October 2019

in New York, United States

Sections Main Slate (narrative feature), Projections (avant-garde films of any length), Short Films (NY Shorts, narrative shorts, documentary shorts, genre stories, animated shorts), Virtual Reality

Category Feature, First Feature, Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry Works must be New York City premieres. Only world premieres for Opening and Closing Night; short films (less than 40 min.). Main Slate (narrative feature film) by invitation only. Films must have been completed in 2018 or 2019.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Deadline: 03 May 2019 (45 USD), Late Deadline: 24 May 2019 (65 USD)
Withoutabox Extended Deadline: 07 June 2019 (85 USD)

Fees Late Deadline: feature documentaries $85, shorts $65

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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