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
  • 7th (1969): 23/23/20
  • 1st (1963): 21/21/21
  • 13th (1975): 21/20/20
  • 11th (1973): 19/18/17
  • 9th (1971): 18/18/18

Total: 323/293/279

Festivals by Primary Location:

  • Philharmonic Hall: 8
  • Alice Tully Hall: 4
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 1

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (first program director): 13
  • Arthur Knight: 10
  • Andrew Sarris: 9
  • Susan Sontag: 9
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 7
  • Amos Vogel (original festival director): 6
  • Richard Corliss: 5
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 5
  • Roger Greenspun: 1
  • Penelope Huston: 1
  • Charles Michener: 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: 7/11/1/3
  • Robert Bresson: 6/6
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 5/6/1/1
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5/6/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 5/5/2
  • Satyajit Ray: 5/5/1
  • Claude Chabrol: 5/5/0/1
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 5/5
  • Werner Herzog: 5/5
  • Miklós Jancsó: 5/5
  • Ermanno Olmi: 5/5
  • François Truffaut: 4/4/3
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4/4/0/2
  • Jacques Rivette: 4/4/0/1
  • Marguerite Duras: 4/4
  • Joseph Losey: 4/4
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 3/5/0/1
  • Milos Forman: 3/3/2
  • Louis Malle: 3/3/1
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Agnès Varda: 3/3/1
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • Alexander Kluge: 3/3
  • Martin Scorsese: 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
  • Luchino Visconti: 2/2/1
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • John Cassavetes: 2/2
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 2/2†
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • James Ivory: 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†
  • Carlos Saura: 2/2
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 2/2†
  • Ousmane Sembène: 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
  • Robert Altman: 1/1
  • Denys Arcand: 1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1
  • Philippe Garrel: 1/1
  • Claude Goretta: 1/1
  • Claude Lanzmann: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Károly Makk: 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
  • István Szabó: 1/1
  • Alain Tanner: 1/1
  • Andrei Tarkovsky: 1/1
  • André Téchiné: 1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1
  • Wim Wenders: 1/1
  • Max Ophuls: 0/3
  • Jean Renoir: 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: 81
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: 81/97/11
  • USA: 39/52/2
  • Italy: 30/34/3
  • UK: 19/21/1
  • West Germany: 19/20
  • Japan: 12/14/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 11/13/3
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • Poland: 9/9
  • Hungary: 8/8
  • USSR: 5/5/2
  • India: 5/5/1
  • Yugoslavia: 5/5
  • Canada: 4/5
  • Spain: 3/3/1
  • Argentina: 3/3
  • Brazil: 3/3
  • Switzerland: 3/3
  • Mexico: 2/3/1
  • Belgium: 2/2
  • Denmark: 2/2
  • Greece: 2/2
  • Senegal: 2/2
  • Germany: 0/2

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 261
  • 16mm: 55
  • 35mm and 16mm: 4
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2
  • 35mm and 8mm: 1

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 152
  • 1.66:1: 81
  • 1.85:1: 43
  • 2.35:1: 23
  • 1.33:1: 9
  • 1.20:1: 7
  • 2.39:1: 6
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Black & White: 156
  • Color: 149
  • Black & White and Color: 10
  • Color and Black & White: 8

Primary Language:

  • French: 91
  • English: 78
  • Italian: 27
  • German: 24
  • Japanese: 13
  • Czech: 10
  • Swedish: 10
  • Spanish: 9
  • Polish: 8
  • Hungarian: 7
  • Bengali: 5
  • Serbo-Croatian: 5
  • Russian: 4
  • French and English: 3
  • Portuguese: 3
  • French and English and German: 2
  • Greek: 2
  • Wolof: 2
  • Algerian and French: 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
  • Hungarian and Russian: 1
  • Italian and French: 1
  • Japanese and English: 1
  • Portuguese and Italian: 1
  • Serbo-Croatian and English: 1
  • Slovak: 1
  • Slovak and German: 1
  • Ukranian: 1

Sound/Silent:

  • Mono Sound: 307
  • Silent: 10
  • 4-Track Stereo Sound: 3
  • Silent/Mono Sound: 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13th (1975): 2189/104:15
  • 9th (1971): 2126/118:07
  • 1st (1963): 2079/99:00

Total: 31855/98:38

Films Over Two-and-a-Quarter Hours

  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • 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 Woman Under the Influence (12th, 155)
  • 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)
  • 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: 6 [La commare secca to Last Tango in Paris]
  • Robert Bresson: 6 [The Trial of Joan of Arc to Lancelot du Lac]
  • 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…]
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 5 [Not Reconciled to Moses und Aron]
  • Luis Buñuel: 4 [The Milky Way to The Phantom of Liberty]
  • Werner Herzog: 4 [Signs of Life to Land of Silence and Darkness]
  • 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 (First Appearance of Film Only)

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

Number of world premieres: 23
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 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): 39
Films directed in part or whole by women: 22
Number of directorial debuts: 51
Number of final features: 9

Films premiered the same year as their festival appearance: 197
Films premiered the year before their festival appearance: 69
Films premiered more than one year before their festival appearance (non-retrospective): 25
Number of retrospectives: 32
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: 80
Films released one or two years after their festival appearance: 86
Films released more than two years after their festival appearance: 51
Films never released: 86
Retrospective films released before their festival appearance: 20

Films better known by their original titles rather than the English translation: 41
Films whose English titles differ from a direct translation of the original title: 51
Films whose primary language differs from the primary production country’s official language(s): 29

New York Film Festival Editions Ranked

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

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