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.

Artist Academy

Artist Academy

The Film Society of Lincoln Center offers an immersive creative experience for filmmakers early in their career during the New York Film Festival each year. Tapping into both the Lincoln Center and New York film communities, the Artists Academy program features talks and case studies designed to inspire filmmakers’ artistic instincts.

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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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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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