The New York Film Festival, a 17-day showcase of films presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center shows works by directors from around the world every fall. The five festival judges choose about 28 feature films and 12 short films every year to recognize, playing them for the public.
What makes the New York Film Festival unique is that, unlike other film festivals, there are no categories for films to enter, and no prizes are awarded. A special section of the festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, is devoted to non-narrative, experimental film and video.
Any filmmaker, a first-timer or a veteran, can enter work to the festival (there is no entry fee). All lengths and genres are considered, since the subjects are not limited by categories.