Artist & Industry Initiatives

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is committed to fostering the next generation of filmmakers, critics, and industry professionals working in the world of cinema. With our programs during the New York Film Festival and throughout the year, we support these artists as they develop their careers and build audiences within the film community.

Industry Academy

Industry Academy

Presented with the Locarno International Film Festival, the Industry Academy invites a select group of young film professionals to a series of workshops, panels, and screenings. The program has a focus on increasing inclusiveness within the industry and is aimed at helping participants attain a better understanding of the industry’s challenges while also extending their network of contacts and building bridges across different markets.

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Critics Academy

Critics Academy

A partnership with Indiewire and Film Comment magazine, the Critics Academy is a twice-annual program that takes place at the New York Film Festival and the Locarno International Film Festival with the aim of fostering young journalists as they enter the competitive field of film criticism.

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Filmmaker in Residence

Filmmaker in Residence

The Filmmaker in Residence program is an annual initiative created by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre designed to further support filmmakers at an earlier stage in the creative process. Each year, one emerging or established artist will be provided with the opportunity to focus on developing or refining new work.

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