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
  • 7th (1969): 23/23/20
  • 1st (1963): 21/21/21
  • 9th (1971): 18/18/18

Total: 231/212/198

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
  • 6th (1968): 2450/94:14
  • 7th (1969): 2258/98:10
  • 9th (1971): 2126/118:07
  • 1st (1963): 2079/99:00

Total: 22097/95:39

Festivals by Primary Location:

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

Selection Committee Members:

  • Richard Roud (program director): 9
  • Amos Vogel (festival director): 6
  • Arthur Knight: 6
  • Andrew Sarris: 6
  • Susan Sontag: 5
  • Henri Langlois (retrospective consultant): 3
  • Richard Corliss: 1
  • Penelope Huston: 1
  • Arthur L. Mayer: 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: 12/16/2/5
  • Luis Buñuel: 5/5/1/2
  • Robert Bresson: 5/5
  • Bernardo Bertolucci: 4/5/0/1
  • Alain Resnais: 4/4/2
  • Jerzy Skolimowski: 4/4/0/2
  • Ermanno Olmi: 4/4
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini: 3/5/0/1
  • Milos Forman: 3/3/2
  • Chris Marker: 3/3/1
  • Satyajit Ray: 3/3/1
  • Agnès Varda: 3/3/1
  • René Allio: 3/3†
  • Werner Herzog: 3/3
  • Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet: 3/3
  • Bo Widerberg: 3/3
  • Kon Ichikawa: 2/3/0/1
  • Peter Whitehead: 2/3/0/1†
  • Abel Gance: 2/3†
  • Peter Bogdanovich: 2/2/0/1†
  • Francesco Rosi: 2/2/0/1
  • Akira Kurosawa: 2/2/1
  • Marco Bellocchio: 2/2
  • Claude Chabrol: 2/2
  • Marguerite Duras: 2/2
  • Kjell Grede: 2/2†
  • Miklós Jancsó: 2/2
  • Alexander Kluge: 2/2
  • Masaki Kobayashi: 2/2†
  • Joseph Losey: 2/2
  • Dusan Makavejev: 2/2†
  • Ivan Passer: 2/2†
  • Carlos Saura: 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†
  • Gianni Amico: 1/2
  • Jaromil Jires: 1/2†
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: 1/2†
  • Eric Rohmer: 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
  • François Truffaut: 1/1/1
  • Ingmar Bergman: 1/1
  • Walerian Borowczyk: 1/1
  • John Cassavetes: 1/1
  • Carlos Diegues: 1/1
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 1/1
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin: 1/1
  • James Ivory: 1/1
  • Ken Loach: 1/1
  • Sidney Lumet: 1/1
  • Adolfas Mekas: 1/1
  • Jonas Mekas: 1/1
  • Jean-Pierre Melville: 1/1
  • Marcel Ophuls: 1/1
  • Nagisa Oshima: 1/1
  • Sergei Paradjanov: 1/1
  • Aleksandar Petrovi: 1/1
  • Maurice Pialat: 1/1
  • Roman Polanski: 1/1
  • Bob Rafelson: 1/1
  • Jacques Rivette: 1/1
  • Glauber Rocha: 1/1
  • Michael Roemer: 1/1
  • Volker Schlöndorff: 1/1
  • Martin Scorsese: 1/1
  • Ousmane Sembène: 1/1
  • István Szabó: 1/1
  • Luchino Visconti: 1/1
  • Andrzej Wajda: 1/1
  • Orson Welles: 1/1
  • Krzysztof Zanussi: 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
  • Rouben Mamoulian: 0/1
  • Albert & David Maysles: 0/1

Directors with only one appearance: 72

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: 54/65/6
  • USA: 24/35/1
  • Italy: 24/28/1
  • Czechoslovakia: 11/13/3
  • Japan: 11/13/1
  • UK: 11/13/1
  • Sweden: 10/10
  • West Germany: 9/9
  • Poland: 7/7
  • Hungary: 5/5
  • Yugoslavia: 5/5
  • USSR: 4/4/2
  • Canada: 3/4
  • India: 3/3/1
  • 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

Film Format:

  • 35mm: 196
  • 16mm: 33
  • 16mm and 35mm: 2

Aspect Ratio:

  • 1.37:1: 82
  • 1.66:1: 53
  • 1.33:1: 35
  • 1.85:1: 31
  • 2.35:1: 24
  • 1.20:1: 4
  • 2.55:1: 1
  • 1.33:1 and 4.00:1: 1

B&W/Color:

  • Black & White: 141
  • Color: 76
  • Black & White and Color: 9
  • Color and Black & White: 5

Sound/Silent:

  • Sound: 220
  • Silent: 10
  • Silent/Sound: 1

Films Over Two-and-a-Quarter Hours

  • Les Vampires (3rd, 417)
  • Napoléon (5th, 333)
  • Bonaparte and the Revolution (9th, 275)
  • The Sorrow and the Pity (9th, 251)
  • L’Argent (6th, 195)
  • Red Beard (3rd, 185)
  • 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)

Number of documentaries (feature or short): 23
Films directed in part or whole by women: 13
Films released the same year as their festival appearance: 50
Films never released: 66

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