Dennis Lim, editor of the Museum Of The Moving Image’s online publication Moving Image Source, has joined the New York Film Festival’s selection committee.

Lim replaces Kent Jones who until recently served as The Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s associate director of programming and a member of the festival’s selection committee.

The new arrival will share the task of choosing the 20 or so features that make up the festival’s 2009 roster with festival selection committee chairman and Film Society programme director Richard Pena and critics Scott Foundas, J Hoberman and newest member Melissa Anderson.

Lim writes frequently for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and was a film critic at The Village Voice from 1998 to 2006, as well as its film editor from 2000 to 2006. He belongs to The National Society Of Film Critics and teaches in the cultural reporting and criticism programme at New York University.

The 47th New York Film Festival will return to the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall from September 25 to October 11. This year’s edition will mark the 60th year of the People’s Republic Of China with the first major US retrospective of Chinese cinema between establishment of the People’s Republic in 1949 and the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

The schedule will include a tribute to hindi film-maker and actor Guru Dutt, who is credited with ushering in the golden era of Indian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.