Film Society Lincoln Center
Film Organization

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.

As an independent constituent of the world’s foremost performing arts center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents year-round programming that includes premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging directors, major retrospectives, in-depth filmmaker talks, and high profile events.

The Film Society is best known for two world-class international festivals – the New York Film Festival (the most famous and prestigious in the country), and New Directors/New Films (celebrating new cinematic artists). Each year the organization presents its annual Chaplin Award Gala Tribute honoring legendary stars and industry leaders of our generation at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

A Fantastic Woman / Sebastián Lelio

Claire’s Camera / Claire Hong Sang-soo

Makala / Emmanuel Gras

The Holy Girl / Lucrecia Martel

Notes on an Appearance / Ricky D’Ambrose

Ava / Léa Mysius
Authored Articles
New Directors / New Films 2018
March 28 – April 8, 2018
For nearly half a century, this renown film festival has been introducing audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers...
Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018
June 14-21, 2018
This year women raised their voices against abuse. This festival is proud to present 15 outstanding films offering perspectives...
The Female Gaze
Jul 26 – Aug 9, 2018
Few jobs in cinema have been as historically closed to women as that of cinematographer. Despite this low representation,...
New York Film Festival 56
Sep 28 – Oct 14, 2018
This year’s program includes the Main Slate showcasing films from 22 countries, and a program including titles from celebrated...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck
Sep 28 – Oct 15, 2017
Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck has been announced to be screened as the centerpiece selection of New York Film Festival's 55th...
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Director Stephen Nomura Schible
As Sakamoto returns to music following cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crisis leads to a resounding new...
New Year / 2019
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2018 comes to an end, we can almost hear the fireworks. Let our solitude be a period of self...