About NYFF57

The 57th New York Film Festival will run from Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 13.

As always, this major annual film event—a centerpiece of New York culture since 1963—will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences in its Main Slate. NYFF will also continue to feature a variety of titles in different sections and sidebars, including Spotlight on Documentary, newly rejuvenated classics in Restorations and Revivals, a diverse selection of international and locally made Shorts, the ever-expanding experimental showcase Projections, and the immersive storytelling experiences of the cutting-edge Convergence. Additionally, there will be an exciting lineup of special events, free filmmaker talks and panel discussions, and the latest editions of our annual Artist and Critic Academies.

Please save the following key dates for the 57th New York Film Festival:

IMPORTANT DATES

June 28: Press & Industry accreditation applications open
August 6: Main Slate announcement
August 16: Press & Industry accreditation applications close
September 8: Tickets on sale
September 16: Press & Industry screenings begin
Friday, September 27: Opening Night
Friday, October 4: Centerpiece
Friday, October 11: Closing Night

57th New York Film Festival SELECTION COMMITTEE

Main Slate
Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival
Kent Jones is an internationally recognized filmmaker, writer, and programmer. He was the co-writer of Martin Scorsese’s survey of Italian cinema, My Voyage to Italy; the writer and director of the 2007 film Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows; and the co-writer and director with Scorsese of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award–winning 2010 film A Letter to Elia. His most recent documentary was Hitchcock/Truffaut, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was broadcast on HBO.

He recently made his fiction debut with the critically acclaimed Diane starring Mary Kay Place, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, and Best Film. Diane was recently released by IFC Films. Jones was selected by Variety as one of 2019’s 10 Directors to Watch.

He is the author of several books of criticism, including a 2007 collection, Physical Evidence, published by Wesleyan University Press.

From 1998 to 2008, Jones served as Associate Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center, and he joined the selection committee of the New York Film Festival in 2002. In November of 2012, he was appointed Director of the New York Film Festival.

Dennis Lim, FLC Director of Programming
Dennis Lim has been the Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center since 2013. The film editor of The Village Voice from 2000 to 2006, he has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Film Comment, and Cinema Scope, among other publications. He has taught film studies at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and arts criticism at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the editor of The Village Voice Film Guide: 50 Years of Movies from Classics to Cult Hits (Wiley, 2006) and the author of David Lynch: The Man from Another Place (New Harvest, 2015), which has been translated into three languages.

Florence Almozini, FLC Associate Director of Programming
Florence Almozini is currently the Associate Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center, serving on the committee for the NYFF, and programming such festivals as New Directors/New Films and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, as well as booking new releases. She has organized many retrospectives including Walerian Borowczyk, Jiri Trnka, Luchino Visconti, and The Female Gaze, an international survey of female cinematographers. She previously was the Program Director at BAMcinématek where she curated many retrospectives, often as New York Premieres, including Arnaud Desplechin, João Pedro Rodrigues, Nicolas Winding Refn, Bong Joon-ho, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Andrzej Zulawski. In 2009, she created the venue’s first-ever film festival, BAMcinemaFest, in which she also served as Festival Director. She has been bestowed upon the title Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2013.

Spotlight on Documentary
Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival
Dennis Lim, FLC Director of Programming
Florence Almozini, FLC Associate Director of Programming

Retrospective
Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival
Dan Sullivan, FLC Assistant Programmer

Revivals
Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival
Dennis Lim, FLC Director of Programming
Florence Almozini, FLC Associate Director of Programming
Dan Sullivan, FLC Assistant Programmer

Projections
Dennis Lim, FLC Director of Programming
Aily Nash, Programmer at Large

Convergence
Matthew Bolish, FLC Director of Operations

Shorts
Tyler Wilson, FLC Assistant Programmer
Laura Kern, Managing Editor, Film Comment
Madeline Whittle, FLC Programming Assistant

Programming Coordinator
Sofia Tate