Thursday, May 17, 2007
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC - pronounced FIZ'lc) has announced the selection committee for the 2007 New York Film Festival.
Joining Richard Pena, Chairman, Kent Jones, and Lisa Schwarzbaum (film critic at Entertainment Weekly), will be Scott Foundas (film editor and chief film critic at L. A. Weekly) and J Hoberman (senior film critic at The Village Voice, adjunct professor of cinema at Cooper Union, and visiting lecturer at Harvard University).
The 2007, 45th New York Film Festival will run from September 28, 2007 to Ocober 4. It will be held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, instead of Alice Tully Hall, which is being renovated.
The NYFF Sidebar, held at the Walter Reade Theater, will honor Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, part of Brazil's Cinema Novo movement in the 50's & 60's.
Application forms, and complete rules, for submissions to the New York Film Festival are now available. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on July 13, 2007.
Some highlights of the rules are:
- Anyone may submit a film.
- The standard is very high (for example, last year "The Queen," and "Pan's Labyrinth" were among the films shown) .
- Films may be submitted either to the main festival or to Views From The Avant- Garde, but not both.
- Final version of the film must be in either 35 mm or HD Cam. If not in English, it must have English subtitles. (The version submitted with the application should best be on VHS or DVD, but there are other possibilities.)
- Opening and Closing Nights are North American Premieres; all other films are New York Premieres.