Artist Academy

With the 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 two-day workshop features talks and case studies designed to inspire filmmakers’ artistic instincts.

The program launched during the 51st New York Film Festival in 2013 and includes a slate of screenings and panel discussions by esteemed veterans from a variety of disciplines that give artists the opportunity to meet in an intimate atmosphere of creative celebration. In addition to set workshops, the Artist Academy includes a social component for fellows to meet other members in addition to participants of similar initiatives taking place during NYFF.

We are also proud to collaborate with the Princess Grace Foundation, who supported 10 of their emerging film artists from various disciplines for the Artist Academy.

Past mentors and speakers have included Paul Schrader, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Nico Muhly, Ed Lachman, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Ira Deutchman, Joanna Hogg, Sir Richard Eyre, the Safdie brothers, and more.

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