The filmmaker’s Life Of Pi will open the festival on Sept 28. Abbas Kiarostami, David Chase and Robert Zemeckis will also take part in the on-stage discussion series.

Festival organisers also announced the selections for the 16th edition of NYFF’s Views From The Avant-Garde, kicking off with a special presentation of Phil Solomon’s Empire.

Views From The Avant-Garde will also announce the inaugural presentation of two $5,000 scholarships to Views filmmakers from the Kazuko Trust as part of this year’s event. 

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