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Last chance to try for a shot at NYFF trailer fame! Contest ends September 9th!

September 1, 2009

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The clock is running down, but there’s still plenty of time to try for a shot at festival greatness! Our NYFF Trailer Competition with the web’s foremost social network for filmmakers, Poptent.net, wraps on September 9th. That leaves you all of Labor Day weekend to put the final touches on your masterpiece. Remember, a lot’s riding on this: fame, glory, and VIP access to the New York Film Festival.

Enter now at Poptent.net.

Just three weeks left! Could your masterpiece appear at the New York Film Festival?

August 19, 2009

Filmmakers, now’s the time to brush off those fantastic ideas celebrating the art of film. Our search for the next great New York Film Festival has just three weeks left! That’s plenty of time to whip up a masterpiece, so get cracking! The winner will live it up like a VIP, but there’s plenty of great stuff for finalists, too. You can enter at Poptent.net.

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Led by Resnais, Almodovar and a newcomer called Precious, the New York Film Festival slate is up!

August 11, 2009

Just announced: the official New York Film Festival slate! Let the chatter commence! The slate naturally boasts films from all over the globe: Italy, Portugal, France, Phillipines, Korea. And it’s got plenty of veterans: Catherine Breillat (Bluebeard), Claire Denis (White Material), Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon), Todd Solondz (Life During Wartime), and Andrzej Wajda (Sweet Rush).

The Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Alain Resnais’s Wild Grass (Les herbes folles), close with Almodovar’s latest, and boast as Centerpiece Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire which got a lot of positive attention at Sundance. But what plenty of festival goers will be talking about is Lars Van Trier’s Antichrist (trailer above), which caused quite a stir at Cannes.

New Yorkers, get ready, the Festival is almost here!

A HUGE opportunity for filmmakers: Could YOUR trailer open the New York Film Festival?

August 10, 2009

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Fancy yourself a budding Scorsese? The chance to appear at a major festival may be closer than you think!

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has long cultivated a community of passionate film enthusiasts and filmmakers. On the web, Poptent.net brings together a community of 10,000 independent video makers who apply their know-how to assignments from big brands and organization.

For the 47th Annual New York Film Festival, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Poptent have joined forces to create a unique opportunity for filmmakers to create a 30-90 second trailer that will premiere during the New York Film Festival and be adapted to run year round in front of Film Society programming.

The exposure and excitement are priceless, but here are some things you can win if your trailer is selected:

  • A VIP pass for two for all screenings during the 2009 New York Film Festival.
  • The distinction of having your trailer premiere during the New York Film Festival and possibly play in the Film Society’s screening venues year-round.
  • Two passes to the Opening Night party
  • A year-long subscription to Young Friends of Film, which includes regular special events including exclusive screenings, parties, and director Q & A’s
  • A limited-edition poster for the 47th Annual New York Film Festival
  • A two-year subscription to Film Comment Magazine
  • One Flip Cam HD

There are fantastic prizes for runners-up as well. What are you waiting for? Enter now!

HOW TO ENTER:

Dennis Lim joins New York Film Festival selection committee!

April 13, 2009

Joining The Film Society’s Richard Peña and critics Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman and Melissa Anderson, Dennis Lim was just announced as the newest member of the New York Film Festival selection committee, charged with helping to choose the approximately twenty plus features that will make up the 2009 slate.

“Dennis is one of the most original voices in film criticism,” said Peña, program director at The Film Society and NYFF selection committee chairman. “Comfortable with an exceedingly wide range of films, he brings fresh and often surprising points of view to his writing on cinema that challenges traditional orthodoxies.”

Dennis Lim is the editor of Moving Image Source, the online publication of the Museum of the Moving Image. He writes frequently for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and was a film critic at The Village Voice from 1998 to 2006, as well as its film editor from 2000 to 2006. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, and he teaches in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University.

Congratulations to the selection committee’s newest member!

More from the Eastwood Roundatable: Visualizing the “Eastwood Look”

January 8, 2009

A great series of videos from Kevin Lee that help further put the career of Clint Eastwood in perspective. Above, the roundtable begins with a comparison of Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby, and then branches out into a full discussion of what is inimitably the Eastwood aesthetic, with plenty of illuminating video examples.

Check out Kevin Lee’s other videos from the critical roundtable:

Roundtable on Changeling

Roundtable on Gran Torino

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Film Comment Presents: a podcast interview with Arnaud Desplechin

October 22, 2008

Film Comment’s Andrew Chan interviews Arnaud Desplechin about his career as a director and his New York Film Festival film A Christmas Tale.

[Download the MP3]