The New York Film Festival was founded in 1963 and is produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center which aims to demonstrate the development of international film art and contemporary trends in content, form, and style.
The festival is highly competitive with an average of 28 feature films in the Main Slate and 16 short films selected each year by the five person screening committee. There are no categories and no prizes are awarded.
Views from the Avant-Garde is a sidebar of NYFF which premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. Work of any length is considered.