Community Corner: NYFF61 Edition

The New York Film Festival has always been about bringing the community together to celebrate cinema and, whether you are joining us here on 65th street, at partner venues across the city or tuning into our Q&As and talks across the world, on behalf of everyone at Film at Lincoln Center we want to thank you for being a part of this momentous 61st edition.

As the festival kicks off, we wanted to share our ways you can connect with the festival that are free, with select opportunities available worldwide.

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Stay connected with NYFF for ticket giveaways, updates on newly added screenings, a behind-the-scenes look at the festival, the latest trailers, ticket giveaways, Q&As, and much more!

Community Partners

The NYFF Community Partnership Program allows the festival to offer complimentary and discounted tickets to select NYFF programming to local organizations and students in the metro NYC region. This program is part of FLC’s mission to make our arts programming accessible to diverse audiences and allows us to also foster connections between our audiences and local organizations making an impact. While the deadline has passed to become a community partner for NYFF61, feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information on being a year-round partner.

NYFF61 Ticket Giveaways

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1. Use #NYFF61 on X or Instagram to be entered to win ticket drawings!

2. Attend Cinephile Game Nights where movie knowledge could win you free NYFF61 tickets!

NYFF61 Free Talks

Charlotte Wells & Mia Hansen-Løve at their NYFF60 Crosscuts Free Talk. Photography by Julie Cunnah.

This year’s NYFF61 Free Talks have been announced! They will take place throughout the festival within the Amphitheater of our Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and in our Walter Reade Theater. These talks supplement NYFF’s screenings with a series of free and live panel discussions and in-depth conversations with a wide range of guests.

Free tickets for NYFF61 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office.Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel at a later date.

NYFF61 Talks are presented by:

Celebrate Closing Night with a Campari Cocktail

For those looking to celebrate the festival and this year’s cinematic debuts, Campari — the festival’s Official Spirits Partner — has unveiled a specialty cocktail, the Campari Negroni Milano Maranello, in honor of the Closing Night film Ferrari, and as an ode to Campari’s Italian roots. Individuals can toast to this year’s excellence in film by recreating this specialty Campari cocktail recipe at home, with the newly designed Campari bottles available on e-commerce sites DrizlyReserveBarInstacart or at your local retailer. Campari reminds you to please do so responsibly.


  • 1 part Campari®
  • 1 part Del Professore Rosso Vermouth®
  • 1 part Glen Grant 12®
  • 1 heavy dash of Balsamic/Orange Bitters
  • Dehydrated Orange Garnish
  • Served in a Rocks Glass


  • Pour the Campari, Del Professore Rosso Vermouth, Glen Grant 12 and heavy dash of Balsamic/Orange Bitters into a glass filled with ice
  • Stir and garnish with a dehydrated orange

Film at Lincoln Center Podcast

The Film at Lincoln Center podcast has returned for the 61st edition of the New York Film Festival! Throughout the festival, we’ll be sharing Q&As and talks timed to our premieres, so whether you’ve seen the film in question or are curious to hear one of your favorite directors intimately discuss their craft, you’re in for a real treat.

Subscribe on iTunesSpotify, or Soundcloud, and see more here.

Free Popcorn for American Airlines AAdvantage® Members!

American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders receive one complimentary popcorn when you attend NYFF61 screenings at Walter Reade Theater (large popcorn) or the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (small popcorn). Just present your card at the concession stand!. Limited to one popcorn per person/per card.

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