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New York Film Festival Call for Entries

Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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New York, New York - USA
September 28 to October 14, 2018

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In the Spotlight today is the 56thNew York Film Festival(NYFF), an annual, world-renowned 17-day event, produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

NYFF features about 25 titles in the Main Slate and multiple sections showcasing thrilling works, including Projections (avant-garde), Convergence (virtual reality and multi-platform immersive storytelling), Retrospectives, Spotlight on Documentary, Shorts, and Revivals. The selection committee is chaired by New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones and includes esteemed critics, curators, and programmers.Variety'sDade Hayes says the festival "serves as a cinephile's cauldron of competing ideologies, storytelling traditions and global perspectives" and declares it "a remarkably essential event on the movie calendar."

NYFF celebrates New York, U.S., and North American premieres, as well as many world premieres, which most recently includes Ang Lee'sBilly Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, shown in a groundbreaking format of 120 frames-per-second 4K 3D; Ava DuVernay's13th; James Gray'sThe Lost City of Z; and Robert Zemeckis'sThe Walkin 3D. Highlights from last year's shorts program include include Qiu Yang'sA Gentle Night, winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or at Cannes; new work by returning filmmakers Jason Giampietro, John Wilson, Riccardo Giacconi, and Pacho Velez; and world premieres of Ashley Connor and Joe Stankus'sThe Layover, Adinah Dancyger'sCheer Up Baby, Gabriel de Urioste'sProgram, Damien Power'sHitchhiker, and Wilson'sThe Road to Magnasanti.
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The New York Film Festival (NYFF) is an annual fall event produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent from around the world.

Throughout the year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center continues to support selections from the New York Film Festival with theatrical runs. Recent releases include Arnaud Desplechin'sIsmael's Ghosts, Lucrecia Martel'sZama, Claire Denis'sLet the Sunshine In, and an exclusive run of Hong Sang-soo'sThe Day After.

Submissions are now being accepted for documentary features, avant-garde films (of any length), VR projects, and shorts. Submit today!