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In addition to finding out the latest news regarding the 2012 lineup and breaking news taking place for the duration of the festival from Sept. 28-Oct. 14, patrons can keep with various contests and giveaways as soon as they are made public.
From now until opening night those in charge will be running daily posts on the NYFF blog covering the history of the festival, highlights from past editions, and spotlights on the films you'll be seeing in this year's lineup. In addition, the year-by-year survey of NYFF continues each week with the ongoing 50 Years of the New York Film Festival series.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 9. Film society members and patrons will have a pre-sale period beforehand. For more information on attending, please visit the NYFF tickets section.
The festival was was founded in 1962 by Richard Roud and Amos Vogel. It is produced annually by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which aims to demonstrate the development of international film art and contemporary trends in content, form, and style. The society was itself was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of the art among a broad and diverse film going audience.
The highly competitive festival shows an average of 28 films and 16 short films. There are no categories and no prizes are awarded. Selections are made by a five-person screening committee.
Those who are intersted in becoming a film society member or making a donation, should visit the society's "Support" page.