Film at Lincoln Center Artists Academy

The Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) Artists Academy offers a tailored multiday workshop during the 62nd New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13, 2024) for up to eight emerging filmmakers and craftspeople. Accepted members of the FLC Artists Academy will convene during NYFF62 for a three-day workshop intensive, giving them the opportunity to meet with experienced filmmakers and industry professionals to discuss their work and continued development as creative professionals, gain invaluable insight into the process of collaboration, and learn strategies for making a sustainable living while focusing on creative endeavors. 

The 2024 FLC Artists Academy includes: 

  • A three-day workshop intensive taking place in-person during NYFF62
  • Panel discussions and case studies with filmmakers, craftspeople, and industry leaders
  • Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions with FLC Artists Academy alumni
  • Support in both career development and expanding the participants’ creative network
  • A festival badge to attend NYFF62 press and industry screenings
  • Invitations to select industry events during the festival

Please note: Participants’ travel and accommodations expenses will not be provided or reimbursed


FLC Artists Academy applicant requirements: 

  • Directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, editors, production designers, sound designers, composers, and other craftspeople working in narrative, documentary, and experimental film are welcome to apply*
  • Early career level with a minimum of two years of work experience in their field of filmmaking
  • At least two years of post-high school education (e.g., traditional college, apprenticeships, professional certification, participation in other industry labs, etc.)
  • Have a solid understanding of film culture and community 
  • Able to provide examples of their work (e.g., a completed project, work-in-progress, pitch doc/deck, etc.) 
  • Must be available to be on-site in New York City for the workshops and during the New York Film Festival 

*Filmmakers and craftspeople from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply as part of our commitment to increasing representation in the film space. 

Key Dates 

  • May 13: Applications open
  • June 14: Applications close
  • July 15: Participants notified of their selection 
  • September 30, October 1–2: FLC Artists Academy three-day workshops
  • September 27 – October 13: NYFF62 festival dates