NYFF Convergence will take place from Sept 29-30 during the 50th New York Film Festival when audiences will get the chance to attend panels, workshops and “immersive experiences.”

The festival’s first Midnight Movies programme features Peter Strickland’s Toronto-bound Berberian Sound Studio, which IFC Midnight has just picked up for the US, Takashi Kitano’s Outrage Beyond and Barry Levinson’s The Bay.

NYFF Convergence events include a keynote conversation with filmmaker Tommy Pallota and the premiere of the film component of transmedia project McCarren Park.

The NYFF, organised by the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, is scheduled to run from Sept 28-Oct 14.