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
  • 6th (1968): 26/25/22
  • 5th (1967): 26/23/22
  • 10th (1972): 24/22/24
  • 7th (1969): 23/23/20
  • 1st (1963): 21/21/21
  • 11th (1973): 19/18/17
  • 9th (1971): 18/18/18

Total: 274/252/239

Festivals by Primary Location:

  • Philharmonic Hall: 8
  • Alice Tully Hall: 3
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (first program director): 11
  • Arthur Knight: 8
  • Andrew Sarris: 8
  • Susan Sontag: 7
  • Amos Vogel (original festival director): 6
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 5
  • Richard Corliss: 3
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 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: 6/6/1/2
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 5/6/1/1
  • Satyajit Ray: 5/5/1
  • Robert Bresson: 5/5
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 4/5/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 4/4/2
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4/4/0/2
  • Claude Chabrol: 4/4/0/1
  • Werner Herzog: 4/4
  • Joseph Losey: 4/4
  • Ermanno Olmi: 4/4
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 3/5/0/1
  • Milos Forman: 3/3/2
  • François Truffaut: 3/3/2
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Agnès Varda: 3/3/1
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • Marguerite Duras: 3/3
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 3/3
  • Miklós Jancsó: 3/3
  • Bo Widerberg: 3/3
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 3/3
  • Kon Ichikawa: 2/3/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/3/0/1†
  • Gianni Amico: 2/3
  • Abel Gance: 2/3†
  • Eric Rohmer: 2/3
  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/0/1†
  • Francesco Rosi: 2/2/0/1
  • Akira Kurosawa: 2/2/1
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 2/2†
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • Alexander Kluge: 2/2
  • Masaki Kobayashi: 2/2†
  • Ken Loach: 2/2
  • Dusan Makavejev: 2/2†
  • Adolfas Mekas: 2/2†
  • Jonas Mekas: 2/2
  • Marcel Ophuls: 2/2
  • Ivan Passer: 2/2†
  • Maurice Pialat: 2/2
  • Bob Rafelson: 2/2†
  • Jacques Rivette: 2/2
  • Carlos Saura: 2/2
  • Martin Scorsese: 2/2
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara: 2/2†
  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson: 2/2†
  • Peter Watkins: 2/2†
  • Jan Nemec: 1/3/0/1†
  • Joris Ivens: 1/2/1
  • Jiri Menzel: 1/2/1†
  • Jaromil Jires: 1/2†
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 1/2†
  • Roberto Rossellini: 1/2
  • Jean Rouch: 1/2†
  • Grigori Kozintsev: 1/1/1
  • Louis Malle: 1/1/1
  • Gleb Panfilov: 1/1/1
  • Robert Altman: 1/1
  • Denys Arcand: 1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 1/1
  • John Cassavetes: 1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1
  • Philippe Garrel: 1/1
  • James Ivory: 1/1
  • Claude Lanzmann: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Károly Makk: 1/1
  • Jean-Pierre Melville: 1/1
  • Nagisa Oshima: 1/1
  • Sergei Paradjanov: 1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrovi: 1/1
  • Roman Polanski: 1/1
  • Glauber Rocha: 1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 1/1
  • Ousmane Sembène: 1/1
  • István Szabó: 1/1
  • Andrei Tarkovsky: 1/1
  • Luchino Visconti: 1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1
  • Orson Welles: 1/1
  • Max Ophuls: 0/2
  • Jean Renoir: 0/2
  • 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
  • Albert & David Maysles: 0/1

Directors with only one appearance: 74
Directors with only one appearance whose appearance was a gala: 6

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: 67/78/8
  • USA: 32/43/2
  • Italy: 27/31/2
  • UK: 16/18/1
  • Japan: 12/14/1
  • West Germany: 12/13
  • Czechoslovakia: 11/13/3
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • Poland: 9/9
  • Hungary: 7/7
  • USSR: 5/5/2
  • India: 5/5/1
  • Yugoslavia: 5/5
  • Canada: 4/5
  • Spain: 3/3/1
  • Argentina: 3/3
  • Mexico: 2/2/1
  • Belgium: 2/2
  • Brazil: 2/2
  • Denmark: 2/2
  • Greece: 2/2
  • Senegal: 1/1
  • Germany: 0/1

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 228
  • 16mm: 42
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2
  • 35mm and 16mm: 2

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 92
  • 1.66:1: 64
  • 1.33:1: 45
  • 1.85:1: 40
  • 2.35:1: 23
  • 2.39:1: 4
  • 1.20:1: 4
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Black & White: 148
  • Color: 108
  • Black & White and Color: 10
  • Color and Black & White: 8

Sound/Silent:

  • Sound: 262
  • Silent: 11
  • Silent/Sound: 1

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

  • 3rd (1965): 2815/100:32
  • 2nd (1964): 2759/91:58
  • 5th (1967): 2575/99:02
  • 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
  • 9th (1971): 2126/118:07
  • 1st (1963): 2079/99:00

Total: 26855/98:01

Films Over Two-and-a-Quarter Hours

  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (9th, 275)
  • 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)
  • Israel Why (11th, 185)
  • Red Beard (3rd, 185)
  • Andrei Rublev (11th, 183)
  • Woman in the Dunes (2nd, 147)
  • Cyrano and d’Artagnan (2nd, 145)
  • Le Joli Mai (1st, 145)
  • Oh! What a Lovely War (7th, 144)
  • Dodes’ka-den (9th, 140)
  • Hamlet (2nd, 140)
  • The Nun (6th, 140)
  • The Merry Widow (7th, 137)
  • The Big City (2nd, 136)

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

  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 6 [La commare secca to Last Tango in Paris]
  • Robert Bresson: 5 [The Trial of Joan of Arc to Four Nights of a Dreamer]
  • Jean-Luc Godard: 5 [Alphaville to 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her]
  • Werner Herzog: 4 [Signs of Life to Land of Silence and Darkness]
  • Alain Resnais: 4 [Muriel, or the Time of Return to Je t’aime, je t’aime]
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 4 [Not Reconciled to History Lessons]
  • 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]
  • Milos Forman: 3 [Black Peter to The Firemen’s Ball]
  • 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

  • Jean-Pierre Léaud: 13
  • Anna Karina: 8
  • Stéphane Audran: 5
  • Pierre Clémenti: 5
  • Anne Wiazemsky: 5
  • Juliet Berto: 4
  • Dirk Bogarde: 4
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel: 4
  • Jeanne Moreau: 4
  • Michel Piccoli: 4
  • Delphine Seyrig: 4
  • Jean Yanne: 4
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo: 3
  • Bulle Ogier: 3
  • Fernando Rey: 3
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant: 3
  • Robert De Niro: 2
  • Catherine Deneuve: 2
  • Irm Hermann: 2
  • Dominique Sanda: 2
  • Hanna Schygulla: 2
  • Nathalie Baye: 1
  • Gérard Depardieu: 1
  • Harvey Keitel: 1
  • Bernadette Lafont: 1
  • Françoise Lebrun: 1

Number of world premieres: 17
Number of Palme d’Or winners: 0
Number of Golden Bear winners: 3
Number of Golden Lion winners: 4
Number of Golden Leopard winners: 2

Number of documentaries (feature or short): 28
Films directed in part or whole by women: 16
Number of directorial debuts: 47
Number of final features: 7

Films premiered the same year as their festival appearance: 164
Films premiered the year before their festival appearance: 62
Films premiered more than one year before their festival appearance (non-retrospective): 23
Number of retrospectives: 25
Galas that premiered in a different year from their festival appearance: 6

Films released the same year as their festival appearance: 64
Films released one or two years after their festival appearance: 76
Films released more than two years after their festival appearance: 44
Films never released: 76
Retrospective films released before their festival appearance: 14

Films better known by their original titles rather than the English translation: 34
Films whose English titles differ from a direct translation of the original title: 44

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