29 of the most exciting new feature films from around the world.
This year’s series of dispatches from the front lines of nonfiction cinema features incisive portraits of iconic figures, intimate reports from inside the American prison system, New York stories both personal and political, and much more.
Projections presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most essential and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (FLC Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw and Dan Sullivan are Program Assistants. Projections is presented with support from MUBI.
The Revivals section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.
Since its founding in 1919, the American Society of Cinematographers has served as an integral presence within the film industry. The organization’s membership has included many of the cinematographers whose technical innovations and artistic contributions have defined what we think of as the visual language of American cinema. But the ASC has also been a vital community in which its members can exchange ideas and techniques, effectively shaping the history of cinema and its formal elements: composition, blocking, lighting, angles, camera movement, etc. On the occasion of the ASC’s centennial, the New York Film Festival pays tribute to the society with a selection of historically significant and brilliantly photographed films shot by some of its most notable members past and present.
Acknowledgments: Denis Lenoir; Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; UCLA Film & Television Archive
The Directors Dialogues are NYFF’s annual series of intimate conversations, in which a selection of filmmakers from this year’s festival sit down for special Q&As to discuss the ideas and the craft behind their buzzed about newest works.
This year’s four Shorts programs feature a mix of narrative and documentary films from established and emerging artists, with 10 world premieres.
The eighth edition of the annual program delves into innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, game play, and more.