New York Film Festival Wrapping Up

October 4, 2023 Desiree Homer

The New York Film Festival is already underway, but there’s still plenty of time to get involved in one of the longest-running and most prestigious film celebrations in the world. In addition to the full schedule of film premieres, there will also be discussions, lectures, and special screenings. This festival offers a diverse film selection with an aim to nurture new talent while also supporting those already established in the business. NYFF is happening across five boroughs to bring viewers an exciting and inspiring experience. 

The Venues

The 61st New York Film Festival is happening from September 29th - October 15th in multiple locations all over the city. So no matter where you are, there’s something close by for everyone.

Lincoln Center Venues:

  • Alice Tully Hall
  • David Geffen Hall
  • Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
  • Walter Reade Theater

Local Arthouse Theaters in all five boroughs of New York City: 

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Staten Island)
  • BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) (Brooklyn)
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx)
  • Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem (Manhattan)
  • Museum of the Moving Image (Queens)

Films and Schedule

The New York Film Festival has a jam-packed schedule that’s broken down into five sections to show the range of outstanding work by filmmakers and actors. 

  • Main Slate - “A selection of the most exceptional new films from around the world.”
  • Spotlight - “Showcases a selection of the season’s most anticipated and significant films.”
  • Currents - “Traces contemporary cinema with an emphasis on new and innovative voices.”
  • Revivals - “Showcases digitally remastered, restored, and preserved works.”
  • Talks - “In-depth conversations with filmmakers, critics, curators, and more.” 

For a full (and color-coded) schedule, click HERE.

The schedule conveniently shows attendees the venue and section information for each day of the festival. All of these films are carefully chosen by a small selection committee to bring the best of the best to their audience. 

Ticketing Information

To pre-purchase tickets, visit the NYFF calendar to see full ticket availability and purchase tickets for whichever film(s) you’d like to see.

Standby tickets will be issued at each corresponding venue if advance tickets are not available. There is no guarantee to purchase, so buy ahead of time, if possible. Standby lines start at the venues before showtime, with Express Pass Holders getting priority. Maximum one ticket per person.

Rush tickets will be available to select screenings all throughout NYFF. These tickets are announced the day before the screening and will be available one hour before showtime at the corresponding venue, first-come, first-served. Subscribe to the NYFF newsletter for more information.

Don’t miss your chance to see some incredible and thought-provoking films this fall. If you’re looking for something to do in NYC, this cherished festival has something for everyone. Grab your tickets, find your favorite film and venue, and experience the New York Film Festival this year!

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