What is NYFF61?
Returning every fall to celebrate a new slate of essential cinema from around the globe, NYFF has been an enduring part of New York’s rich cultural and historical landscape since 1963. Produced by Film at Lincoln Center, the 61st edition will take place from September 29 until October 15, 2023.

Where will NYFF61 take place?
NYFF61 will take place at Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and Alice Tully Hall, with more venues to be announced.

How can I follow NYFF updates?
Sign up for the FLC newsletter (check the box for NYFF updates) and follow NYFF on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Letterboxd, and YouTube.

How do I get early access to tickets?
Film at Lincoln Center Members at the Contributor level and above receive early access to discounted NYFF tickets and more benefits year-round. Join our community of film lovers as a Member by August 15 to receive early access to NYFF61. Learn more here

NYFF61 Passes also provide early access to the festival and are on sale now with discounts for a limited time!

When will General Public tickets go on sale?
General Public tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 19 at 12pm ET. Learn more.

What films will screen at NYFF61?
The NYFF61 lineup will be announced this summer. Sign up for NYFF updates to be the first to learn what films will screen in the festival.

What sections are in NYFF61?
NYFF61 is comprised of five sections:

  • Main Slate is the core of the program, a selection of the most exceptional new films from around the world.
  • Currents complements the Main Slate, tracing a more complete picture of contemporary cinema with an emphasis on new and innovative forms and voices.
  • Spotlight expands the vision of the Main Slate, showcasing a selection of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.
  • Revivals showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.
  • Talks features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, critics, curators, and more.

Can I submit my film to NYFF61?
Short film submissions to NYFF61 are now closed with notifications being sent on August 11. Feature film submissions are by invitation only.

Who programs and produces NYFF61?
NYFF61 is produced by Film at Lincoln Center. Meet the NYFF61 team here and FLC staff here.

Are there opportunities to work with the NYFF61 team?
Yes. Visit our job opportunities page, and check back for more postings in the coming weeks.

Are there Critics and Artists Academies taking place at NYFF61?
Yes. Applications are now open through June 2.

How can I apply for press or industry accreditation?
Press and industry accreditation will open in July. Check back for details. Follow NYFF61 press updates here.

Can I volunteer for NYFF61?
Volunteer opportunities will be announced in August. Check back soon for more details.

What partnership and advertising opportunities are available at NYFF61?
For partnership opportunities, please contact Liz Gardner at [email protected] or call 212.671.4559. Learn more here.

Are there community partnership opportunities with NYFF?
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 allows NYFF to support a critical component 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. If you’re interested in participating, email Sabrina at
[email protected].

How can I purchase NYFF61 merch?
NYFF61 merch will be available exclusively at merch booths at Alice Tully Hall and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center during the festival.

Is there a list of past NYFF films?
Yes, explore our extensive timeline of the history of FLC here, including all NYFF Main Slate selections and more.