FLC Archives

Launched in 2023, FLC Archives is an initiative to collect the physical and digital records that document the origins and activities of Film at Lincoln Center across seven decades. FLC Archives includes materials related to the organization’s signature events and legacy projects, beginning with the first New York Film Festival in 1963, its founding as an entity within Lincoln Center in 1969, thousands of filmmaker talks and portraits, the annual Chaplin Award Gala, and the publication history of Film Comment. These records help to document the organization’s contributions to a global cinema culture while preserving film exhibition as a theatrical experience.

This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Wendy Keys and Donald A. Pels Archive Fund.

While FLC’s archival materials are being processed for preservation, the collections are not open for public research. Please reach out to FLC Archives for more information. Explore more of FLC’s history here.

The Coppolas at the 57th NYFF. Photo by Sean DiSerio.
Jeff Bridges and Francis Ford Coppola in 2002.
Jane Campion in 1990 at the 28th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Agnès Varda in 2000 at the 38th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
John Waters, Martin Scorsese, and Pedro AlmodĂłvar at Film at Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary Gala. Photo by Julie Cunnah.
Jane Fonda at the 2001 Chaplin Award Gala. Photo by Stephanie Berger.
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn at the 1992 Chaplin Award Gala.
Martin Scorsese in 1998.
Hayao Miyazaki in 1999 at the 37th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Paul Thomas Anderson in 1997 at the 35th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Thelma Schoonmaker in 1999 at the 37th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Maggie Cheung in 2005 at the 43rd NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Jafar Panahi in 2000 at the 38th NYFF. Photo by Godlis.
Quentin Tarantino at NYFF32.
Pedro AlmodĂłvar at NYFF26.
Inland Empire premiere at NYFF44. Photo by David Godlis.
Barry Jenkins presents Eugene Hernandez with a birthday cake. Photo by Mettie Ostrowski.
Barry Jenkins at the If Beale Street Could Talk NYFF56 premiere at the Apollo Theater. Photo by David Godlis.