picture of julianne moore and natalie portman in MAY DECEMBER
Photograph: Francois Duhamel | Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in ‘May December’

New York Film Festival 2023

Here’s everything you need to know about New York Film Festival 2023, including screenings, reviews and ticket info

Shaye Weaver

Easily one of the best things to do in the fall, the annual New York Film Festival dates back to 1963 when it established a mission of bringing the best work from around the world to Lincoln Center.

Excitement is already in the air for this year’s 61st edition, thanks to the August announcement of this year’s main slate lineup which will include Cannes prizewinners Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, Wim Wenders’s Perfect Days, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s About Dry Grasses and Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves. There will also be a North American premiere of a newly unearthed and restored short directed by legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda, featuring Pier Paolo Pasolini while both were in town for the 4th New York Film Festival in 1966. It will precede two Main Slate features: La Chimera and Pictures of Ghosts. Additionally, Todd Haynes’s May December (featuring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore) will open the festival and Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla is the centerpiece. Michael Mann’s Ferrari will close the festival.

An annual treat that shows off the city’s cinematic good taste in a classy way, the New York Film Festival hosts many fantastic movie screenings and events that you won’t want to miss.

When is New York Film Festival 2023?

The festival runs from September 29–October 15, 2023.

Where is New York Film Festival 2023?

The festival’s main venue is Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, located at 1941 Broadway (between 65th and 66th Sts), with subsequent screenings at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Staten Island, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, and the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Each venue will present a selection of films throughout the festival; a complete list of films and showtimes will be announced later this month

Will New York Film Festival 2023 also be virtual?

There are no plans to offer virtual screenings at this time.

How do I get New York Film Festival tickets?

All tickets will be available via the official festival website starting at noon EST on Tuesday, September 19. There are a variety of passes to choose from, starting at $300. Main Slate and Spotlight tickets are $25 for members and students and $30 for the general public, while currents and revivals tickets are $13 for members and students and $18 for the general public.

New York Film Festival 2023