How to Go to the New York Film Festival in NYC

New York Film Festival, NYC, Events, Things to do

Calling all film buffs! The 2021 New York Film Festival is just around the corner.

The Festival, which is celebrating its 59th anniversary this year, is a staple of the international film industry, and one of the most anticipated events on New York City’s jam-packed calendar.

This year’s event will include dozens of pictures from filmmakers all over the world, and is even set to feature the U.S. premier of the new Wes Anderson film, The French Dispatch, which stars the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ed Norton, Elizabeth Moss and Jason Schwarztman.

Sound like an event you’d like to attend? We can’t blame you.

Here’s what you need to know in order to make it happen.


New York Film Festival Date and Location

The 2021 New York Film Festival is scheduled for September 24 to October 10.

As in past years, the festival will emanate from Film at Lincoln Centre, at 70 Lincoln Centre Plaza in Manhattan. The venue is accessible by car, by foot, or via the 66 St-Lincoln Center subway station.

How to Get New York Film Festival Tickets

Tickets for the 2021 New York Film Festival are not yet available for sale. However, film-lovers can gain early access to tickets by getting a Film at Lincoln Center membership. Learn more about membership here.

Tickets are expected to be made available to the general public in the near future.

How to Get to New York For the New York Film Festival

On June 15, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo removed the majority of pandemic-related restrictions in the state—that includes travel restrictions. That means that you can fly, drive, bus, or train into “The Big Apple,” just as you would have before the pandemic.

That being said, it’s a good idea to keep apprised of the latest information available. Here’s the most recent statement the State has provided with respect to travel:

“Quarantine periods for domestic and international travelers entering the state are no longer required (though it remains recommended for those not fully vaccinated). Travelers from out of state — except for those coming from New York’s contiguous states, which are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont — must fill out a traveler health form, as do travelers coming from another country.”

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