New York Film Festival Running Tallies

Festivals by Number of Films/Programs/New Features:

  • 4th (1966): 31/25/22
  • 2nd (1964): 30/26/28
  • 8th (1970): 28/26/27
  • 3rd (1965): 28/25/18
  • 12th (1974): 28/21/20
  • 6th (1968): 26/25/22
  • 5th (1967): 26/23/22
  • 10th (1972): 24/22/24
  • 15th (1977): 24/21/21
  • 7th (1969): 23/23/20
  • 14th (1976): 22/19/17
  • 1st (1963): 21/21/21
  • 13th (1975): 21/20/20
  • 11th (1973): 19/18/17
  • 9th (1971): 18/18/18

Total: 369/333/317

Festivals by Primary Location:

  • Philharmonic Hall: 8
  • Alice Tully Hall: 6
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (first program director): 15
  • Arthur Knight: 12 (2 as West Coast consultant)
  • Susan Sontag: 11
  • Andrew Sarris: 9
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 8
  • Richard Corliss: 7
  • Amos Vogel (original festival director): 6
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 5
  • Roger Greenspun: 3
  • Charles Michener: 3
  • Penelope Huston: 1
  • John Russell Taylor: 1

Directors:
Key: films in the festival up to this point excluding shorts/omnibus/retrospectives, films up to this point including, number of gala spots (when applicable), number of festivals with more than one film shown (when applicable); † indicates filmmakers with no more films

  • Jean-Luc Godard: 13/17/2/5
  • Luis Buñuel: 8/12/2/3†
  • Robert Bresson: 7/7
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 6/7/1/1
  • Werner Herzog: 6/7/0/1
  • François Truffaut: 6/6/4
  • Satyajit Ray: 6/6/1†
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 6/6
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5/6/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 5/5/2
  • Claude Chabrol: 5/5/0/1
  • Jacques Rivette: 5/5/0/1
  • Marguerite Duras: 5/5†
  • Miklós Jancsó: 5/5
  • Ermanno Olmi: 5/5
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 4/6/0/1†
  • Agnès Varda: 4/4/2
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4/4/0/2
  • Alexander Kluge: 4/4
  • Joseph Losey: 4/4
  • Eric Rohmer: 3/4/2
  • Milos Forman: 3/3/2
  • Akira Kurosawa: 3/3/1
  • Louis Malle: 3/3/1
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Francesco Rosi: 3/3/0/1†
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • James Ivory: 3/3
  • Marcel Ophuls: 3/3
  • Martin Scorsese: 3/3
  • Wim Wenders: 3/3
  • Bo Widerberg: 3/3
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 3/3
  • Luchino Visconti: 2/3/1
  • Kon Ichikawa: 2/3/0/1
  • Nagisa Oshima: 2/3/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/3/0/1†
  • Gianni Amico: 2/3
  • Abel Gance: 2/3†
  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/0/1†
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 2/2†
  • John Cassavetes: 2/2
  • Claude Goretta: 2/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 2/2†
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • Masaki Kobayashi: 2/2†
  • Ken Loach: 2/2
  • Dusan Makavejev: 2/2†
  • Adolfas Mekas: 2/2†
  • Jonas Mekas: 2/2
  • Ivan Passer: 2/2†
  • Maurice Pialat: 2/2
  • Bob Rafelson: 2/2†
  • Carlos Saura: 2/2
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 2/2†
  • Ousmane Sembène: 2/2
  • Alain Tanner: 2/2
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara: 2/2†
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson: 2/2†
  • Peter Watkins: 2/2†
  • Orson Welles: 2/2†
  • Jan Nemec: 1/3/0/1†
  • Joris Ivens: 1/2/1
  • Jiri Menzel: 1/2/1†
  • Jaromil Jires: 1/2†
  • Albert Maysles: 1/2
  • David Maysles: 1/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Melville: 1/2
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 1/2†
  • Roberto Rossellini: 1/2
  • Jean Rouch: 1/2†
  • Grigori Kozintsev: 1/1/1
  • Gleb Panfilov: 1/1/1
  • Merzak Allouache: 1/1
  • Robert Altman: 1/1
  • Denys Arcand: 1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Eduardo de Gregorio: 1/1
  • Jonathan Demme: 1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1
  • Philippe Garrel: 1/1
  • Barbara Kopple: 1/1
  • Claude Lanzmann: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Károly Makk: 1/1
  • Márta Mészáros: 1/1
  • Sergei Paradjanov: 1/1
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos: 1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrovi: 1/1
  • Roman Polanski: 1/1
  • Glauber Rocha: 1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1
  • István Szabó: 1/1
  • Andrei Tarkovsky: 1/1
  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani: 1/1
  • André Téchiné: 1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1
  • Jean Renoir: 0/4
  • Max Ophuls: 0/3
  • Erich von Stroheim: 0/2
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: 0/1
  • Vera Chytilová: 0/1
  • Cecil B. DeMille: 0/1
  • Louis Feuillade: 0/1
  • Fritz Lang: 0/1
  • Rouben Mamoulian: 0/1

Directors with only one appearance: 92
Directors with only one appearance whose appearance was a gala: 7

Countries:
Key: films in the festival up to this point excluding shorts/omnibus/retrospectives, films up to this point including, number of gala spots (when applicable)

  • France: 90/108/14
  • USA: 48/63/2
  • Italy: 34/39/3
  • West Germany: 25/27/1
  • UK: 19/21/1
  • Japan: 13/16/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 11/13/3
  • Poland: 10/10
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • Hungary: 9/9
  • USSR: 6/7/2
  • India: 6/6/1
  • Yugoslavia: 5/5
  • Canada: 4/5
  • Brazil: 4/4
  • Switzerland: 4/4
  • Mexico: 3/4/1
  • Spain: 3/3/1
  • Argentina: 3/3
  • Belgium: 2/2
  • Denmark: 2/2
  • Greece: 2/2
  • Senegal: 2/2
  • Algeria: 1/1
  • Taiwan: 1/1
  • Germany: 0/2

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 297
  • 16mm: 64
  • 35mm and 16mm: 4
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2
  • 35mm and 8mm: 1
  • 70mm: 1

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 169
  • 1.66:1: 96
  • 1.85:1: 50
  • 2.35:1: 29
  • 1.33:1: 12
  • 1.20:1: 7
  • 2.39:1: 2
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 2.20:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Color: 179
  • Black & White: 164
  • Color and Black & White: 16
  • Black & White and Color: 10

Primary Language:

  • French: 101
  • English: 89
  • Italian: 30
  • German: 29
  • Japanese: 15
  • Czech: 10
  • Swedish: 10
  • Polish: 9
  • Spanish: 9
  • Hungarian: 8
  • Bengali: 6
  • Russian: 6
  • Serbo-Croatian: 5
  • French and English: 4
  • Portuguese: 3
  • Arabic and French: 2
  • English and German and French: 2
  • French and English and German: 2
  • Greek: 2
  • Chinese Mandarin: 1
  • Danish: 1
  • Danish and Swedish: 1
  • Dutch: 1
  • English and Bengali: 1
  • English and French: 1
  • English and French and German: 1
  • English and Italian: 1
  • Finnish: 1
  • French and English and Hebrew and German and Russian: 1
  • French and German: 1
  • French and Italian and Spanish: 1
  • French and Spanish: 1
  • Hungarian and Russian: 1
  • Italian and French: 1
  • Italian and French and German: 1
  • Italian and Sardinian and Latin: 1
  • Japanese and English: 1
  • Portuguese and English and French: 1
  • Portuguese and Italian: 1
  • Serbo-Croatian and English: 1
  • Slovak: 1
  • Slovak and German: 1
  • Spanish and French and German: 1
  • Ukranian: 1
  • Wolof: 1
  • Wolof and French: 1

Sound/Silent:

  • Mono Sound: 348
  • Silent: 13
  • 4-Track Stereo Sound: 3
  • Stereo Sound: 2
  • Silent/Mono Sound: 2
  • 6-Track Stereo Sound: 1

Festivals by Total Running Time/Average Running Time per Film:

  • 3rd (1965): 2815/100:32
  • 12th (1974): 2811/100:24
  • 2nd (1964): 2759/91:58
  • 14th (1976): 2588/117:39
  • 5th (1967): 2575/99:02
  • 15th (1977): 2528/105:20
  • 8th (1970): 2520/90:00
  • 4th (1966): 2515/81:08
  • 10th (1972): 2491/103:47
  • 6th (1968): 2450/94:14
  • 11th (1973): 2267/119:19
  • 7th (1969): 2258/98:10
  • 13th (1975): 2189/104:15
  • 9th (1971): 2126/118:07
  • 1st (1963): 2079/99:00

Total: 36971/100:12

Films Over Two-and-a-Quarter Hours

  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • 1900 (15th, 317)
  • The Memory of Justice (14th, 278)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (9th, 275)
  • Out 1: Spectre (12th, 253)
  • L’Amour fou (10th, 252)
  • The Sorrow and the Pity (9th, 251)
  • Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (11th, 242)
  • The Mother and the Whore (11th, 217)
  • L’Argent (6th, 195)
  • Milestones (13th, 195)
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating (12th, 193)
  • Israel Why (11th, 185)
  • Red Beard (3rd, 185)
  • Andrei Rublev (11th, 183)
  • A Touch of Zen (14th, 180)
  • Kings of the Road (14th, 175)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (12th, 155)
  • Nana (14th, 150)
  • Woman in the Dunes (2nd, 147)
  • Cyrano and d’Artagnan (2nd, 145)
  • Le Joli Mai (1st, 145)
  • Oh! What a Lovely War (7th, 144)
  • Dersu Uzala (14th, 142)
  • Dodes’ka-den (9th, 140)
  • Hamlet (2nd, 140)
  • The Nun (6th, 140)
  • Ossessione (14th, 140)
  • Lacombe Lucien (12th, 138)
  • The Merry Widow (7th, 137)
  • The Big City (2nd, 136)

Longest Streaks of Consecutive Director Appearances (Three or More Features)

  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 7 [La commare secca to 1900]
  • Robert Bresson: 7 [The Trial of Joan of Arc to The Devil, Probably]
  • Luis Buñuel: 5 [The Milky Way to That Obscure Object of Desire]
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 5 [Alphaville to 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her]
  • Alain Resnais: 5 [Muriel, or the Time of Return to Stavisky…]
  • Jacques Rivette: 5 [The Nun to Duelle {discounting Out 1: Noli me tangere}]
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5 [Not Reconciled to Moses und Aron]
  • Werner Herzog: 4 [Signs of Life to Land of Silence and Darkness]
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4 [Identification Marks: None to Le Départ]
  • François Truffaut: 4 [Day for Night to The Man Who Loved Women]
  • René Allio: 3 [The Shameless Old Lady to Pierre and Paul]
  • Luis Buñuel: 3 [The Exterminating Angel to Simon of the Desert]
  • Claude Chabrol: 3 [Le Boucher to Just Before Nightfall]
  • Milos Forman: 3 [Black Peter to The Firemen’s Ball]
  • Akira Kurosawa: 3 [Red Beard to Dersu Uzala {discounting Song of the Horse}]
  • Ermanno Olmi: 3 [One Fine Day to In the Summertime]
  • Agnès Varda: 3 [Les Créatures to Lions Love]
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 3 [Family Life to The Illumination]

Notable Actors With Numerous Appearances (First Appearance of Film Only)

  • Jean-Pierre Léaud: 14
  • Juliet Berto: 8
  • Anna Karina: 8
  • Bulle Ogier: 8
  • Michael Lonsdale: 7
  • Michel Piccoli: 7
  • Stéphane Audran: 6
  • Pierre Clémenti: 6
  • Irm Hermann: 6
  • Delphine Seyrig: 6
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo: 5
  • Ingrid Caven: 5
  • Gérard Depardieu: 5
  • Jeanne Moreau: 5
  • Fernando Rey: 5
  • Barbet Schroeder: 5
  • Anne Wiazemsky: 5
  • Adriana Asti: 4
  • Dirk Bogarde: 4
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel: 4
  • Peter Chatel: 4
  • Dominique Labourier: 4
  • Brigitte Mira: 4
  • Muni: 4
  • Marie-France Pisier: 4
  • Kurt Raab: 4
  • Walter Sedlmayr: 4
  • Jean Yanne: 4
  • Ellen Bahl: 3
  • Harry Baer: 3
  • Julien Berthau: 3
  • Lou Castel: 3
  • Soumitra Chatterjee: 3
  • Robert De Niro: 3
  • François Fabian: 3
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 3
  • El Hedi ben Salem: 3
  • Marlène Jobert: 3
  • Françoise Lebrun: 3
  • Philippe Léotard: 3
  • Jack Nicholson: 3
  • Dominique Sanda: 3
  • Hanna Schygulla: 3
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant: 3
  • Bernard Verley: 3
  • Orson Welles: 3
  • Nathalie Baye: 2
  • Jeff Bridges: 2
  • Catherine Deneuve: 2
  • Bruno Ganz: 2
  • Dennis Hopper: 2
  • Peter Kern: 2
  • Bernadette Lafont: 2
  • Michèle Moretti: 2
  • Gena Rowlands: 2
  • Edith Scob: 2
  • Monica Vitti: 2
  • Aurore Clément: 1
  • Harvey Keitel: 1
  • Nanni Moretti: 1

Number of world premieres: 28
Number of Palme d’Or winners: 1
Number of Golden Bear winners: 3
Number of Golden Lion winners: 4
Number of Golden Leopard winners: 2
Number of Best Picture winners: 0
Number of New York Film Critics Circle Best Film winners: 2
Number of Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Film Winners: 0
Number of National Society of Film Critics Best Film winners: 2

Number of documentaries (feature or short): 44
Films directed in part or whole by women: 28
Number of directorial debuts: 56
Number of final features: 12

Films premiered the same year as their festival appearance: 231
Films premiered the year before their festival appearance: 74
Films premiered more than one year before their festival appearance (non-retrospective): 28
Number of retrospectives: 36
Galas that premiered in a different year from their festival appearance: 8
Films that showed multiple times in the Main Slate: 4

Films released the same year as their festival appearance: 99
Films released one or two years after their festival appearance: 94
Films released more than two years after their festival appearance: 55
Films never released: 99
Retrospective films released before their festival appearance: 21
Replacement film released before its festival appearance: 1

Films better known by their original titles rather than the English translation: 47
Films whose English titles differ from a direct translation of the original title: 58
Films whose primary language differs from the primary production country’s official language(s): 39

New York Film Festival Editions Ranked

  1. 12th (1974)
  2. 8th (1970)
  3. 1st (1963)
  4. 11th (1973)
  5. 14th (1976)
  6. 5th (1967)
  7. 3rd (1965)
  8. 6th (1968)
  9. 13th (1975)
  10. 4th (1966)
  11. 10th (1972)
  12. 7th (1969)
  13. 9th (1971)
  14. 2nd (1964)

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