March 17, 2010  |  Film
Calling All Amateur Shutterbugs…

…your Bill Cunningham–inspired photo could win you a series pass to New Directors/New Films!

Bill Cunningham New York. 2010. USA. Directed by Richard Press. Image courtesy The New York Times and First Thought Films

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham—now entering his ninth decade and still riding his Schwinn around Manhattan, snapping pictures of the people and events that captivate our city—stands out in a city of dedicated originals. He’s also the subject of the opening night film of New Directors/New Films 2010, jointly presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA. Now MoMA and FLSC want to give one lucky reader a chance to discover fresh work by emerging filmmakers with a series pass to the festival!

Here’s how it works: You take a picture of your fellow New Yorkers, inspired by Cunningham’s off-the-cuff, street-level style. (Think colorful, spontaneous—cell phone pics welcome!) We’ll pick one at random, and award the lucky photographer a series pass*, plus two tickets to see Bill Cunningham, New York at FLSC on Thursday, March 25.

To enter: Post your picture on the New Directors/New Films Facebook wall (please include the caption “NDNF Contest”) or tweet the URL of your picture to @NDNF using hashtag #ndnfcontest. You must post by midnight EST on Tuesday, March 23.

Bill Cunningham New York. 2010. USA. Directed by Richard Press. Image courtesy The New York Times and First Thought Films

The winner will be announced at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, and on Thursday, March 25, we’ll show a (random) selection of photo submissions here on the blog!

New Directors/New Films, 2010 runs from March 24 to April 4. See the whole line-up here.

*Series pass admits one person to any five screenings in New Directors/New Films except for opening night and closing night screenings. Some restrictions apply.


The other day, I took a lovely photo of my garbage man hurriedly eating a Chipotle burrito between houses. It was so disgusting, it was beautiful.

Just New Yorkers?

Wish I still lived in NYC. Can out of towners enter?
South Carolina

hi, anyone can apply. Just take pictures of the interesting sights and people you see in your neighborhood. Please note that the prize includes tickets only (no travel and accommodations). Thanks for your interest!

New-York… I’d love to be there.

Me parecio brillante la produccion…me encantó el estilo…very good !!!!! Besos.-

Can we post more then one photo for the NDNF Contest?

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