Supporting Artists

In our continued effort to support artists from around the globe, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to present these special programs throughout the New York Film Festival.

Artists Academy
Tapping into both the Lincoln Center and NY film community, the Film Society offers an immersive creative experience for selected upand-coming filmmakers. Talks and case studies will help to inspire filmmakers artistic instincts. Participants include directors Paul Schrader and Robert Lepage (MET).

Critics Academy
Building on the success of the recent Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is partnering with Indiewire and, with the support of Film Comment Magazine, will launch Critics Academy NYFF at this year’s New York Film Festival. As we did in Locarno, this partnership will nurture promising critics and journalists as they attend and cover screenings and events at the 50th New York Film Festival. Throughout this year’s event the writers will participate in workshops and mentor sessions that include candid discussions with noted critics, working journalists, filmmakers and members of the film industry, including writers and editors from Film Comment Magazine. Coverage will be published on, as well as Indiewire’s Criticwire blog and other outlets. 

Emerging Visions
For the second year at NYFF, we are proud to collaborate with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and IFP on our day long symposium for twelve rising filmmakers. RBC is known for taking a leadership role in supporting emerging artists across many mediums and many companies. Key note speakers include acclaimed directors, Jonathan Demme and Mira Nair.

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