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
  • 18th (1980): 26/22/21
  • 16th (1978): 25/21/21
  • 10th (1972): 24/22/24
  • 15th (1977): 24/21/21
  • 17th (1979): 24/23/20
  • 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: 444/399/379

Festivals by Primary Location:

  • Alice Tully Hall: 9
  • Philharmonic Hall: 8
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (first program director): 18
  • Arthur Knight: 12 (2 as West Coast consultant)
  • Susan Sontag: 12
  • Richard Corliss: 10
  • Andrew Sarris: 9
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 8
  • Amos Vogel (original festival director): 6
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 5
  • Charles Michener: 5
  • Roger Greenspun: 4
  • Molly Haskell: 3
  • Tom Luddy (West Coast consultant): 3
  • Mary Meerson (retrospective consultant): 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: 14/18/2/5
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 9/9/1/1
  • Luis Buñuel: 8/12/2/3†
  • François Truffaut: 8/8/5
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 7/8/2/1†
  • Werner Herzog: 7/8/0/1
  • Robert Bresson: 7/7
  • Claude Chabrol: 6/6/1/1
  • Satyajit Ray: 6/6/1†
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5/6/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 5/5/2
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 5/5/0/2
  • Jacques Rivette: 5/5/0/1
  • Marguerite Duras: 5/5†
  • Jancsó Miklós: 5/5
  • Ermanno Olmi: 5/5
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 5/5
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 4/6/0/1†
  • Éric Rohmer: 4/5/2
  • Agnès Varda: 4/4/2
  • Kurosawa Akira: 4/4/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 4/4/0/1
  • James Ivory: 4/4†
  • Alexander Kluge: 4/4
  • Joseph Losey: 4/4
  • Martin Scorsese: 4/4
  • Gianni Amico: 3/4†
  • Miloš Forman: 3/3/2
  • Louis Malle: 3/3/1
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Francesco Rosi: 3/3/0/1†
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • Ken Loach: 3/3
  • Marcel Ophuls: 3/3
  • Maurice Pialat: 3/3
  • Wim Wenders: 3/3
  • Bo Widerberg: 3/3
  • Luchino Visconti: 2/3/1
  • Ichikawa Kon: 2/3/0/1
  • Ōshima Nagisa: 2/3/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/3/0/1†
  • Abel Gance: 2/3†
  • Robert Altman: 2/2/1
  • Jonathan Demme: 2/2/1†
  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/0/1†
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 2/2†
  • John Cassavetes: 2/2
  • Eduardo de Gregorio: 2/2†
  • Carlos Diegues: 2/2†
  • Claude Goretta: 2/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 2/2†
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • Kobayashi Masaki: 2/2†
  • Dušan Makavejev: 2/2†
  • Adolfas Mekas: 2/2†
  • Jonas Mekas: 2/2
  • Sergei Parajanov: 2/2
  • Ivan Passer: 2/2†
  • Bob Rafelson: 2/2†
  • Carlos Saura: 2/2
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 2/2†
  • Ousmane Sembène: 2/2
  • Szabó István: 2/2
  • Alain Tanner: 2/2
  • Teshigahara Hiroshi: 2/2†
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson: 2/2†
  • Peter Watkins: 2/2†
  • Orson Welles: 2/2†
  • Jan Němec: 1/3/0/1†
  • Roberto Rossellini: 1/3
  • Joris Ivens: 1/2/1
  • Jiří Menzel: 1/2/1†
  • Věra Chytilová: 1/2†
  • Jaromil Jireš: 1/2†
  • Albert Maysles: 1/2
  • David Maysles: 1/2†
  • Jean-Pierre Melville: 1/2
  • Mizoguchi Kenji: 1/2†
  • Jean Rouch: 1/2†
  • Grigori Kozintsev: 1/1/1
  • Gleb Panfilov: 1/1/1
  • Merzak Allouache: 1/1
  • Denys Arcand: 1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Bertrand Blier: 1/1
  • Youssef Chahine: 1/1
  • Christian de Chalonge: 1/1
  • Philippe Garrel: 1/1
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski: 1/1
  • Barbara Kopple: 1/1
  • Claude Lanzmann: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Makk Károly: 1/1
  • Mészáros Márta: 1/1
  • Errol Morris: 1/1
  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos: 1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrović: 1/1
  • Roman Polański: 1/1
  • Glauber Rocha: 1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1
  • Deborah Shaffer: 1/1
  • Andrei Tarkovsky: 1/1
  • Paolo & Vittorio Taviani: 1/1
  • André Téchiné: 1/1
  • Jean Renoir: 0/5†
  • Max Ophuls: 0/3
  • Louis Feuillade: 0/2†
  • Fritz Lang: 0/2†
  • Erich von Stroheim: 0/2
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: 0/1
  • Cecil B. DeMille: 0/1
  • Sergio Leone: 0/1
  • Rouben Mamoulian: 0/1
  • Michael Powell: 0/1

Directors with only one appearance: 127
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: 100/120/16
  • USA: 66/87/4
  • Italy: 37/45/4
  • West Germany: 30/32/2
  • UK: 22/25/1
  • Poland: 16/16
  • Japan: 14/17/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 12/14/3
  • Hungary: 12/12
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • USSR: 7/8/2
  • Canada: 7/8
  • India: 7/7/1
  • Switzerland: 6/6
  • Yugoslavia: 6/6
  • Brazil: 5/5
  • Mexico: 3/4/1
  • Spain: 3/3/1
  • Argentina: 3/3
  • Australia: 2/2
  • Belgium: 2/2
  • Denmark: 2/2
  • Greece: 2/2
  • Senegal: 2/2
  • Algeria: 1/1
  • Egypt: 1/1
  • Taiwan: 1/1
  • Germany: 0/3

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 352
  • 16mm: 81
  • 35mm and 16mm: 6
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2
  • 35mm and 8mm: 2
  • 70mm: 1
  • 35mm and video: 1

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 200
  • 1.66:1: 121
  • 1.85:1: 63
  • 2.35:1: 28
  • 1.33:1: 15
  • 1.20:1: 7
  • 2.39:1: 5
  • 1.66:1 and 1.37:1: 2
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 2.20:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Color: 234
  • Black & White: 172
  • Color and Black & White: 26
  • Black & White and Color: 12

Featured Languages:

  • English: 122
  • French: 116
  • German: 33
  • Italian: 33
  • Japanese: 16
  • Polish: 12
  • Czech: 11
  • Hungarian: 10
  • Swedish: 10
  • Spanish: 9
  • Bengali: 7
  • Russian: 6
  • Serbo-Croatian: 6
  • French and English: 4
  • English and Italian: 3
  • Portuguese: 3
  • Arabic and French: 2
  • English and German and French: 2
  • French and English and German: 2
  • Greek: 2
  • Polish and English: 2
  • Portuguese and English and French: 2
  • Arabic and English: 1
  • Armenian: 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • German and English: 1
  • German and French: 1
  • Hungarian and German: 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
  • Polish 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: 415
  • Silent: 16
  • Stereo Sound: 6
  • 4-Track Stereo Sound: 4
  • Silent/Mono Sound: 2
  • 6-Track Stereo Sound: 1

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

  • 3rd (1965): 2812/100:26
  • 12th (1974): 2811/100:24
  • 18th (1980): 2769/106:30
  • 2nd (1964): 2751/91:42
  • 17th (1979): 2746/114:25
  • 14th (1976): 2588/117:39
  • 5th (1967): 2575/99:02
  • 15th (1977): 2528/105:20
  • 8th (1970): 2507/89:32
  • 4th (1966): 2515/81:08
  • 10th (1972): 2491/103:47
  • 16th (1978): 2463/98:32
  • 6th (1968): 2444/94:00
  • 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: 44919/101:10

Films Over Two-and-a-Half Hours

  • Tih Minh (18th, 418)
  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • 1900 (15th, 317)
  • The Memory of Justice (14th, 278)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (9th, 275)
  • Molière (17th, 260)
  • 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)
  • Elective Affinities (16th, 180)
  • Kagemusha (18th, 180)
  • A Touch of Zen (14th, 180)
  • Kings of the Road (14th, 175)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (18th, 165)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (12th, 155)
  • Nana (14th, 150)
  • Spione (16th, 150)

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

  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 8 [La commare secca to La Luna]
  • 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]
  • François Truffaut: 5 [Day for Night to The Green Room]
  • Werner Herzog: 4 [Signs of Life to Land of Silence and Darkness]
  • Kurosawa Akira: 4 [Red Beard to Kagemusha]
  • Ermanno Olmi: 4 [One Fine Day to The Circumstance]
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4 [Identification Marks: None to Le Départ]
  • 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]
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 3 [Despair to The Marriage of Maria Braun]
  • Miloš Forman: 3 [Black Peter to The Firemen’s Ball]
  • James Ivory: 3 [Autobiography of a Princess to The Europeans]
  • Jancsó Miklós: 3 [Red Psalm to Electra, My Love]
  • Ken Loach: 3 [Kes to Black Jack]
  • Marcel Ophuls: 3 [The Sorrow and the Pity to The Memory of Justice]
  • Éric Rohmer: 3 [Love in the Afternoon to Perceval le Gallois]
  • Agnès Varda: 3 [Les Créatures to Lions Love]
  • Andrzej Wajda: 4 [Without Anesthesia to The Conductor]
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 3 [Family Life to The Illumination]

Number of world premieres: 37
Number of Palme d’Or winners: 2
Number of Golden Bear winners: 3
Number of Golden Lion winners: 4
Number of Golden Leopard winners: 2
Number of Tiger Award winners: 0
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: 4

Number of documentaries (feature or short): 59
Films directed in part or whole by women: 42
Number of directorial debuts: 68
Number of final features: 13

Films premiered the same year as their festival appearance: 285
Films premiered the year before their festival appearance: 85
Films premiered more than one year before their festival appearance (non-retrospective): 29
Number of retrospectives: 45
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: 122
Films released one or two years after their festival appearance: 113
Films released more than two years after their festival appearance: 61
Films never released: 123
Retrospective films released before their festival appearance: 29
Replacement film released before its festival appearance: 1

Films better known by their original titles rather than the English translation: 51
Films whose English titles differ from a direct translation of the original title: 66
Films which have a primary language that differs from the primary production country’s official language(s) or lingua franca: 36

Selected Notable Recurring Actors

  • Jean-Pierre Léaud: 14
  • Juliet Berto: 9
  • Gérard Depardieu: 9
  • Bulle Ogier: 9
  • Michael Lonsdale: 8
  • Ingrid Caven: 7
  • Michel Piccoli: 7
  • Delphine Seyrig: 6
  • Nathalie Baye: 5
  • Catherine Deneuve: 4
  • Bruno Ganz: 4
  • Isabelle Huppert: 4
  • Bernadette Lafont: 4
  • Robert De Niro: 3

New York Film Festival Editions Ranked

  1. 12th (1974)
  2. 8th (1970)
  3. 1st (1963)
  4. 14th (1976)
  5. 17th (1979)
  6. 5th (1967)
  7. 11th (1973)
  8. 3rd (1965)
  9. 18th (1980)
  10. 6th (1968)
  11. 13th (1975)
  12. 4th (1966)
  13. 10th (1972)
  14. 7th (1969)
  15. 15th (1977)
  16. 9th (1971)
  17. 2nd (1964)
  18. 16th (1978)

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