Participants include Pedro Almodóvar, Willem Dafoe, Famke Janssen,
John Lithgow, John Landis, Bela Tarr, and many more.
New York, NY (Sept 30, 2011)—The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a new, free sidebar series titled NYFF Forums, will take place throughout the festival with IndieWIRE, WGA, SAGIndie, PGA, New York Women in Film & Television, and Kill Screen Magazine. This will include conversations and panels at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (144 W. 65th St) from October 1-15. The free (on a space available basis) forums will give audiences a chance to listen and participate in discussions about films with panelists that include industry veterans and notable attendees of 2011 NYFF, including Pedro Almodóvar, Willem Dafoe, Famke Janssen, John Lithgow, John Landis, Bela Tarr, and many more. Events at the Film Center Amphitheater (144 W. 65th St) will also be streamed live online at FilmLinc.com.
A special program of four sessions during the festival’s first weekend, Beyond the Screen, will explore how the digital age is altering the traditional role of the storyteller and audience. Beyond the Screen is a series of panels, presentations, and special events that seeks to draw together the makers driving these changes—the writers, producers, story architects, and designers in the fields of transmedia and video games—for a discussion of the state of the art as well as an exploration of the roll film has played in effecting these emerging modes of storytelling … and how these emerging fields have effected the relatively new art of film.
Please find a complete schedule below.