Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) President Lesli Klainberg announced today that Florence Almozini has been appointed Senior Director of Programming following a comprehensive months-long search. In this role, Almozini will oversee the development and curation of year-round programs at Film at Lincoln Center, including film festivals, retrospectives, thematic series, and new releases, in addition to talks and special events. Almozini, currently a Senior Programming Consultant at FLC, succeeds Dennis Lim, who was elevated to Artistic Director of the New York Film Festival in March 2022. She reports to Klainberg and begins her new role on September 6, 2022.
“Florence is an accomplished and highly respected film curator with deep expertise in creating and presenting innovative quality programs,” said Klainberg. “As we seek to develop and engage new audiences and sustain FLC as the premier destination for cinematheque and first run programming in the city, Florence’s experience, commitment to our mission, and vast knowledge of cinema make her an exceptional choice to lead our efforts.”
As a member of the executive leadership team, Almozini will work across Film at Lincoln Center to create long-range program plans that consider audience, desired impact, partnerships, and collaborations, as well as prioritize FLC’s goal to engage with new and diverse audiences. She will lead an experienced programming team and collaborate with FLC colleagues to produce talks, podcasts, and events that provide context for series and retrospectives.
Almozini stated, “It is an honor to serve as the next Senior Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center, following a memorable decade led by my predecessor, Dennis Lim. I passionately believe in both creating and preserving film culture as part of the organization’s mission. Cinema is the art of renewal, and I cannot think of anything more inspiring than to reaffirm its importance, vitality, and relevance for the foreseeable future.”
Most recently a Senior Programming Consultant at Film at Lincoln Center, Almozini serves on the selection committees for the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films (committee co-chair 2022), and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema and oversees the programming of new releases. She has organized numerous retrospectives at FLC, including Walerian Borowczyk (2015), Anna Magnani (2016), Marcello Mastroianni (2017), Jiri Trnka (2018), Luchino Visconti (2018), The Female Gaze: Contemporary Women Cinematographers (2018), Agnès Varda (2019), and Wong Kar-wai (2020).
As the Director of BAMcinématek, where she worked from 1999 to 2013, she presented retrospectives of Hong Sangsoo (2003), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2005), Manoel de Oliveira (2008), Arnaud Desplechin (2009), Nicolas Winding Refn (2009), Bong Joon Ho (2009), and Andrzej Żuławski (2012). In 2009, she launched the venue’s first ever film festival, BAMcinemaFest, where she served as Festival Director. She was part of the Selection Committee for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2022 and has served on juries for the Berlinale, Mar del Plata, and Tribeca Film Festivals, among others. She was awarded the Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2013.