Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 New York Film Festival's Call for Entries

NEW YORKFILM FESTIVALSeptember 30 to October 16

The 54th New York Film Festival (NYFF), a world-renowned 17-day annual event, produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center,  introduces audiences to the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

The festival selects 28 feature films in the Main Slate, as well as showcases dedicated sidebars featuring avant-garde works (Projections), retrospectives, documentaries, short films, revivals, and multiplatform immersive storytelling (Convergence). The five-person selection committee is chaired by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones and includes esteemed critics, curators, and programmers. Richard Brody, The New Yorker shares, "NYFF has always been a place to discover much of the year's best in world cinema."

NYFF celebrates New York, US and North American premieres, as well as many world premieres, which most recently included Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, Robert Zemeckis's The Walk in 3D, and more. Additional highlights from last year include Todd Haynes's Carol, Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next, Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster, and László Nemes Academy Award winning Son of Saul.

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April 28, 2016 - Regular Deadline

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art of film among a broad and diverse audience.

Throughout the year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center continues to support selections from the New York Film Festival with theatrical runs. Previous releases have included Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Days, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendor, Miguel Gomes's Arabian Nights, Philippe Garrel's In the Shadow of Women, Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, and Hong Sangsoo's Right Now, Wrong Then.

Submissions are now being accepted for documentary features, avant-garde films (of any length), and short films. Submit your film today!

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