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FLC announces NYFF61 Partner Activations

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) thanks the many corporate partners of the 61st New York Festival (NYFF), and celebrates the most robust corporate sponsor support in the festival’s history.

Lesli Klainberg, President of Film at Lincoln Center, said, “The enthusiastic participation of our corporate sponsors and partners in their support of the 61st New York Film Festival is extremely gratifying. Their commitment to New York’s annual celebration of the most significant films of the year is crucial for making this year’s festival a success and a memorable experience for film lovers and cinephiles.”

Many of NYFF’s corporate partners are presenting the curated programs that define the festival: 

  • Topic Studios is sponsoring the NYFF61 Industry Program for the fourth year.
  • MUBI is sponsoring NYFF61 Currents feature films. FLC is proud to be a participating theater in MUBI GO: get one hand-picked movie ticket every week.
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is sponsoring the Revivals presentation of Lee Grant’s Tell Me a Riddle and The Stronger.
  • The New York Film Academy is sponsoring NYFF61 student screenings.

Campari®, the iconic Milanese red aperitivo and Official Spirits Partner for a milestone fifth year, is presenting the Opening Night selection, Todd Haynes’ May December, and Closing Night selection, Michael Mann’s Ferrari. In celebration of Campari’s enduring partnership with NYFF and the classically Italian Closing Night film, the aperitivo brand will also unveil a specialty cocktail as an ode to Campari and Enzo Ferrari’s Italian roots. Additionally, Campari will conduct a consumer sweepstakes – a first for the partner. The sweeps will open tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 26 on the @CampariUSA Instagram, providing a rare opportunity for five lucky winners and their guests to experience the glamour of a movie premiere. The winners will get the full red carpet experience and also attend the official after party where classic Campari cocktails will be served.

Longtime partner HBO® has returned to sponsor NYFF61 documentary features and to serve as the presenting partner of NYFF Talks. 

American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will receive one (1) small popcorn in the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center when they show either their Citi® / AAdvantage® or AAdvantage® Aviator® credit card.  

Netflix again will present the original content series FLC Luminaries, which highlights a range of talent discussing the art and craft of cinema. 

New partner The Critic Wines is the festival’s official Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon partner.

This year’s FLC Artists and Critics Academies, whose mission is to support the next generation of film artists and critics and to foster a film culture that embraces diverse storytelling and points of view, are sponsored by: Dolby, Participant, Julie, and Rotten Tomatoes. Additional support provided by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

FLC’s impressive list of media partners includes The New York TimesVariety, Deadline, WABC-7, The Hollywood Reporter, The WNET Group, Shutterstock, IndieWire, and IMDb. Additional collaborators include Supporting Partner Hearst and Contributing Partners School of Visual Arts BFA Film, Manhattan Portage, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and UniFrance. 

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and takes place September 29–October 15, 2023. An annual bellwether of the state of cinema that has shaped film culture since 1963, the festival continues an enduring tradition of introducing audiences to bold and remarkable works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

NYFF61 tickets are on sale now.

Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) is a nonprofit organization that celebrates cinema as an essential art form and fosters a vibrant home for film culture to thrive. In state-of-the-art theaters at New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, FLC presents film festivals, retrospectives, new releases, restorations, and talks, including the New York Film Festival and New Directors/New Films. FLC’s year-round programming reflects the extensive diversity of global cinema, offering audiences the opportunity to discover films by established and emerging directors from around the world.

Founded in 1969, FLC is committed to preserving the excitement of the theatrical experience for all audiences, advancing high-quality film journalism through the publication of Film Comment, cultivating the next generation of film industry professionals through our FLC Academies, and enriching the lives of all who engage with our programs.

Support for the New York Film Festival is generously provided by Official Partners Campari®, HBO®, and The New York Times; Benefactor Partner Netflix; Supporting Partners Topic Studios and Hearst; Contributing Partners The Critic Wines, Dolby, MUBI, Participant, School of Visual Arts BFA Film, Turner Classic Movies, New York Film Academy, Manhattan Portage, and Unifrance; Media Partners Variety, Deadline Hollywood, WABC-TV, The Hollywood Reporter, The WNET Group, Shutterstock, IndieWire, and IMDb. Additional support provided in part by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Film at Lincoln Center.

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